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Questions about withdrawal of books or papers from journals and conferences or withdrawal during admissions process to academic programmes.

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How can I withdraw a publication from a predatory (fake) journal and resubmit to a legitimate journal?

I have published a paper in a fake journal. I want to withdraw the paper from that journal. After successful withdrawal from the fake journal, can I can submit the same paper to a legitimate journal?...
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Is it ethical to withdraw a paper after acceptance in order to resubmit to a better journal?

I think the title asks the question, but once again in more words: Suppose you submit a paper to a journal and it is accepted by the journal. By this I mean that the journal tells you that they have ...
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How do some Ws on transcripts affect PhD admissions in mathematics?

I am a senior who is graduating in December with a Bachelor's Degree in Pure math. I would really love to apply to the PhD program. However, I have been really depressed because even though I have a ...
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When editor does not respond to the request for withdrawal

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, but due to some issue with that I asked the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to withdraw the manuscript from further consideration. Despite several emails, ...
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How to withdraw your paper from an open access journal where it has been accepted?

My paper got accepted in a mediocre open access journal. However later I found out that its publishing fees was too high. What would be the correct way of asking a withdrawal of your article from ...
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Is it ethically unsound to accept a graduate admission offer then later withdraw?

Note: Similar questions exist on ASE but those pertain to funded programs. I have been admitted to an outstanding MS program and waitlisted for admission to another outstanding MS program. Both are ...
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How is it perceived to withdraw an application to graduate school?

I applied to a program that I had been striving for in my undergrad, at a top school, but I've since felt overwhelmed with the thought of going this year. I think I should have waited until I was ...
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Is it legal to withdraw a signed offer letter from grad school?

I am asking for my little cousin who is going to graduate school this year. He has just signed an offer letter with school A, but just yesterday he got a better one from school B (may know school A ...
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How do I withdraw a paper from a journal after it was accepted but before it was fully published?

On the advice of a senior colleague, I decided that I do not want to publish the paper anymore and with that journal. I wrote the editor several times; he has received the emails, but refuses to reply....
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Do I need to wait for a journal to “consent” to paper withdrawal before submitting elsewhere?

I have a question about submission elsewhere and journal's "consent" of paper withdrawing. Recently I have withdrawn a paper of mine from a journal, which I want to submit elsewhere. Since I knew ...
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Slow Response from Journal: Should I withdraw a paper?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal in August and the status has been "with editor" ever since. I was concerned that it had not been sent for review for 4 months and I sent inquiries twice ...
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What to do when you have accidentally submitted an article to a predatory journal

I'm an inexperienced researcher and I made the stupid mistake of submitting my article to a predatory journal. I realised the journal was fake when they failed to provide the reviewers comments. I ...
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One of the coauthors withdraws their authorship after submitting a paper

Is there a problem to change (reduce) list of authors of a paper after it has been submitted to a journal? I am one of the (ten) co-authors of this paper. After the review and changes we made in the ...
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Ramifications of withdrawing publication offer (question from student editor)?

I am the editor of a student-edited journal at a graduate school. We extended a publication offer to an author that has published with the journal in the past, and with whom I do not wish to burn any ...
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What to do if predatory journal won't withdraw paper after acceptance? [duplicate]

Last year, I’ve started an independent research in hopes to be published one day. Fast forwarding a year (a couple of weeks ago in fact), I have finished my manuscript in which I was planning to ...
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How valuable is being in an A+ rank CS conference with a short paper?

My paper is accepted in an A-rank conference in computer science as a short paper. I need to reduce it to 6-pages instead of 10-pages. All the reviewers said the paper has all the required elements to ...
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Production team ignored me for over 30 days and went ahead to publish article (online, not yet in print) - what are my options?

Summary: My paper was accepted to a journal; I realized they missed a handful of edits (which do not alter the findings or conclusion) and emailed them right after to change these things. They ghosted ...
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Should my withdrawals be included on my transcripts for graduate admissions?

When I first started college out of high school I attended a university for a few months before withdrawing. I received all W's on the transcript from that school. I am now about to graduate from a ...
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Withdrawing from course in a PhD Program (i.e. W on PhD Transcripts)

I'm already in a PhD program and, just one week after Add/Drop, both my teaching and research loads increased due to unforeseen circumstances. I have a course which would be helpful for my area exam, ...