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Questions related to academic publications including online and traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings.

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This depends on a number of factors (the field, the scope of the work, and the reputation of the publisher), but a book often summarizes the current state of a field, while an article adds something n …
answered Dec 14 '13 by J.R.
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Your name is on the paper; you should be able to take a look at the draft, and suggest improvements. The paper is completely awful and full of mistakes. The thing is, my advisor will take it perso …
answered Jul 14 '13 by J.R.
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Since one answer already mentioned the high price of textbooks, I'll add: I'm assuming you have already looked to obtain a used copy of the book, but without success. If not, though, I'd start there. …
answered Jan 6 '14 by J.R.
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Yes, promotion-and-tenure motivations are strong, but it would be misguided to think that such cachet is the sole impetus for publishing. Even if relatively few people read the final result, there's a …
answered Dec 30 '13 by J.R.
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onelook.com is a nice resource; it links to several online dictionaries from one convenient place. (Although it does not link to the OED, and I agree that the OED is both authoritative and reputable – …
answered Aug 29 '14 by J.R.
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Looking at your original question and at some of your comments here, I wonder if it wouldn't be worth having a native speaker read through your paper, and make sure it's not rife with grammatical gaff …
answered Jan 19 '18 by J.R.
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I'm guessing the author thinks that putting too much math into the body of the paper might disrupt the paper's flow. On the other hand, as a reader, you don't want to have to reconstruct the calculati …
answered Jan 31 '15 by J.R.
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"Expand" doesn't necessarily mean add words. You can add material to your intro yet still condense the manuscript by making other edits somewhere else. Sentences can often be restructured to save on …
answered Sep 15 '15 by J.R.