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What should I do if I suspect one of the journal reviews I got is AI-generated?

I think you should contact the editor with basically the same content as your post here: explain why you think the review could be AI generated, including the limitations of each point of evidence. I ...
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How do I start a priority dispute?

It sounds like your work was cited and a work based on it has been more influential in part because the people involved are known. That's kind of where it ends. I'd go with your advisor on this one. ...
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How do I start a priority dispute?

Unfortunately, this happens quite a lot. At least they cited you, even if not for the best reason. Some actions you could do: write to the authors, and make them aware (nicely and politely - they are ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

It is standard practice to detail in the methods of a paper how any large literature review was undertaken. Often people specify the search terms they used and the database they accessed. In your case ...
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What should I do if I suspect one of the journal reviews I got is AI-generated?

The Committee on Publication Ethics and related organizations are developing reporting and investigational best practices for this (COPE). It may be considered misconduct according to the policies of ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

The data collection you describe probably violates copyright laws. The specific legality of downloading articles from SciHub depends on the jurisdiction and on other circumstances; e.g., personal use ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

Is it even necessary to specify where I got the full-text articles from, barring a peer reviewer requesting it? Authors are generally encouraged to give full details of their work, such that other ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

You are concerned with the wrong question, namely whether you have to disclose how you obtained these articles. The question you should be asking is whether it is ethical and legal to use what Sci-Hub ...
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

Seems to me that the most probable explanation of this is that the editorial board member who made the 'accept' decision is unfamiliar with the system, hence the 'accept' decision did not actually go ...
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Forgot to give a copy of consent form to participants throughout qualifier project and dissertation data collection. What are my next steps?

Talk to your advisor immediately, in writing by email, and keep a copy of the email, to show that you were proactive about this. I would not expect this to be a major issue (it's certainly not on par ...
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What should I do if I suspect one of the journal reviews I got is AI-generated?

I have been a journal editor for 20 years, and I would not pass on this review to the author. Definitely alert the journal.
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How do I start a priority dispute?

There are several good responses, but I'd like to give you another perspective. Such a situation is very upsetting, indeed. And it happens surprisingly often. It may be that: they have been ...
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Forgot to give a copy of consent form to participants throughout qualifier project and dissertation data collection. What are my next steps?

If this is in the United States, you should consult your IRB immediately. They will probably say it does not matter, but it depends on your experimental design. If you attached something to your ...
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How do I start a priority dispute?

Your arXiv submission establishes priority for whatever you put in the submission before they published it. There is nothing to dispute relating to priority. You already have it. Getting citations ...
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ethics form withdrawn during the international research funding process

It is standard that all grants go through the institution rather than directly to the investigator. The only exceptions I can think of involve direct reimbursement of costs like travel expenses that ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

What are the potential implications of using these Sci-Hub articles when it comes to publishing my work? The most important implication is that you are contributing to science by using one of the ...
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What should I do if I suspect one of the journal reviews I got is AI-generated?

Edit in response to discussions here. I think my answer is wrong. @BryanKrause and @Buffy and @leonos are right. The OP should contact the editor immediately. Leaving this post up so the back and ...
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How do I start a priority dispute?

You write: They have written several additional papers since, all of which ignore my work, including one whose preprint cited my work, but whose published article does not. If you insist on pursuing ...
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Problems evaluating a system with unexplainable results

You shouldn't expect that the results are the same on different data sets. Any given set is only a subset of all possible results and there are probabilistic effects leading to different outcomes. You ...
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Consequences of publishing work using text from millions of Sci-Hub articles

Some of the answers seem to assume that you don't have any legal access to the papers and your only motive for using sh is to acquire them. This baffles me: if you have a university affiliation, you ...
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

Call the editor. Quit using email and call. Be polite and just ask to trace the submission. Nothing beats having direct communication and getting as many facts as possible.
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ethics form withdrawn during the international research funding process

united-kingdom According to the UK Research Integrity Office: Organizations and researchers must recognise that competing interests (i.e., personal or organisational considerations, including but not ...
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Is failing to cite similar work in a conference submission considered unethical?

On the surface there's nothing outright unethical about not citing a particular related work, assuming there isn't plagiarism involved. No-one is expected to cite every single prior paper on a topic. ...
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How to not feel guilty when reporting possible misconduct during exam/coursework as a teacher?

You inquired if your choice was even correct? I say, it was. You discovered an anomaly, you reported it. As you were expected to when you accepted the responsibility of teaching a small class. That ...
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How to not feel guilty when reporting possible misconduct during exam/coursework as a teacher?

It's okay to have conflicted feelings... even if the student DID cheat Life can be pretty brutal so it's normal to feel guilt when you are bringing immediate harm to another person's existence, even ...
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My paper was accepted by a Journal four years ago, but it has not been published yet. They didn't answer my last e-mail about it. What can I do?

I would send an email to the editor in chief of the journal or the publication team. Depending on the amount of back processing required, publication in a journal can take years, based on what I've ...
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