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Access to scientific articles that cite mine after leaving academia

You can write an e-mail to the authors and ask for a copy of their published paper. Almost everyone will be happy to send you one. Before doing that, check if the paper is already published on their ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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Why can't we just use platforms such as arXiv for proper peer-reviewed publishing?

There are Diamond open access journals (which are free to both author and reader) run as arXiv overlay journals. An example in my area is Logical Methods in Computer Science, which is generally well-...
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Why don't high-ranking journals go solo?

Many journals are publishers' own products, "going solo" makes no sense. It's like asking why Gmail does not segregate from Google. In some cases, professional societies hire publishers to take care ...
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How serious can this review invitation be?

Don't waste your time with it. You were smart to catch how the mail might have been generated (keywords etc). These mails are often sent out by journals that turn out to be predatory*; you wouldn't ...
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I mistakenly chose the CC BY 4.0 license on arxiv. Can anyone take my paper and publish it in a journal or conference?

Can anyone publish my paper in a journal or conference? They'd need to attribute the paper to you. Most journals will only accept papers written by the person who is submitting the paper. Can a ...
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What is 'Diamond' Open Access?

Diamond open access is like gold, in that the article is immediately open access in the journal, and nobody has to pay to read it. However, in gold open access, the author (or their institution or ...
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How to deal with scooping when doing open-source tools development?

Having developed academic open source software for 20 years, I have never heard anyone getting "scooped" by putting code out there. And I know lots of people who do all of their development out in the ...
Wolfgang Bangerth's user avatar
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Why don't high-ranking journals go solo?

Actually, some journals do successfully go solo, just as you suggest. A nice high-profile example is the Journal of Machine Learning Research, a top-ranked journal that formed when the entire ...
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Do we really need gold open access if publishers permit self-archiving and sharing?

What you're describing is open access. It's simply a different form of it to the one Springer want you to pay for... There are effectively two-and-a-half routes to open access, with a lot of subtle ...
Andrew is gone's user avatar
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Access to scientific articles that cite mine after leaving academia

Some options: https://openaccessbutton.org/ http://unpaywall.org/ http://doai.io/ Also, Google Scholar will sometimes list mirror versions located elsewhere online. That said, both with that and ...
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

Your idea has no chance of success. I'll ignore the part about reviewers being PhD students and postdocs and just look at the publishing model, because that alone is enough to sink the concept. Ad ...
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Is arXiv really a lower form of publication than the majority of computer science journals?

The standard for the arXiv is "looks like an actual paper on the first glance". So the fact that a preprint appeared on the arXiv isn't really adding any respectability to it that a ...
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Is arXiv really a lower form of publication than the majority of computer science journals?

First, arXiv is hosted at Cornell but this does not mean it’s moderated by Cornell people (that may be true in CS but it’s not true in physics, where the pool of moderators is quite wide). Next, ...
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Why don't high-ranking journals go solo?

I am going out on a limb here and disagree with Darrin. I think there are plenty of academics who would be both, capable and perfectly willing to run a university- or self-published journal. I think ...
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Are open access papers read by a larger readership than paywalled papers?

This answers is not exactly what you ask for — you ask for readership, but most of the research has focused on citations. The two are, of course, related, and the answer seems to be a pretty clear yes....
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

So the deal is that if you drop everything else you are working on to do a review in a week, you earn $10? I think you need to reconsider that business model, or at least, make the gain worth the ...
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Does publication of results trigger the GPLv3 license?

No, the output of a GPL-covered program is not covered by the same license as the source code, apart from very special cases. Reference 1: In what cases is the output of a GPL program covered by the ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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As a junior researcher, should I pay my own article processing charge for career reasons?

One way to reason about this is to ask: What is the expected utility to yourself of having the paper published under an open access license? Is it really larger than the utility of keeping that money ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

Have a look at Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/). It is free, gives you a DOI, and you can link your article with the data. It lets you upload 50 GB by default, but you can ask for more space if needed.
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What is the consenus of IntechOpen, open access books, are they predatory?

Yes, IntechOpen is a disreputable publisher. Do not send them your work or pay them money.
Anonymous Physicist's user avatar
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Is it always OK to ask for a copy of the lecturer's slides?

It is always appropriate to ask. But some people are unwilling to share their slides for a variety of reasons (none of which I think are particularly good, for basically the reasons you mention in ...
Wolfgang Bangerth's user avatar
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Is arXiv really a lower form of publication than the majority of computer science journals?

Moderation on arXiv is extremely quick - papers typically go out within 24 hrs of submission, except for weekend submissions. The moderation process is described in this arXiv blog post: The team ...
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

Unless it is an explicit part of the reviewing process, or there is some rare overriding concern, you musn't publish the referee reports you've received. This is actually a rare situation where ...
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Aren't YouTube captions good enough not to violate the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990?

No, auto generated captions are gibberish. Try watching a complicated lecture on a scientific topic but turn down the volume and only look at the automatically generated captions. Not only is there a ...
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Do we really need gold open access if publishers permit self-archiving and sharing?

There are several strands to the question, that I will try to answer separately. But I want first to stress that one should not make the confusion between Open Access and Paying author charges. These ...
Benoît Kloeckner's user avatar
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Is there a contradiction between open access/science positions adopted at many universities and their reliance on Google services?

Its a totally seperate issue. Other than closed science = bad, large monopolistic tech company = bad, I not sure I see any connection. Open Science/Open Access is about publishing all your data and ...
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Offers to include my published paper in an open access book?

Be very careful about this. Many such emails are automated spam: people automatically scrape recently published papers and automatically generate such "invitation" emails. This mainly tries ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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As a junior researcher, should I pay my own article processing charge for career reasons?

No. Open Access is a relatively new concept enabled by the internet that is still having the bugs (like your problem) being worked out. Most researchers have some way to get access to paid-access ...
Mike's user avatar
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How serious can this review invitation be?

It is spam. Don't pay any attention to it. No genuine "publishing" source works this way.
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