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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

Here's one aspect that hasn't been mentioned yet if I'm not mistaken. My university has agreements with some publishers to cover Open Access fees, however these agreements have limits, and money ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

As the other answers pointed out, funding for publishing is sometimes not an issue. Having the same impact factor, other aspects remain: Where does the topic of the article fit better? Is the journal ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

How do I tackle this now? You should be very pleased. You have discovered a source more credible than yours, that arrived at similar conclusions to yours - thereby bolstering your conclusions. You ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

To add a perspective I haven't yet seen in the other answers: I do intend this respectfully, but you say it yourself, "I am just a student." I have definitely provided simplified answers to ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

It's been mentioned in the comments, but not in an answer yet: impact factor is a terrible measure of both how good a journal is, and what it's reputation is. And also things like how fast the turn ...
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Banned from the Journal Cureus

I'm interpreting this question as "I was banned by journal X, am I also banned by all other journals by that journal's publisher?" The answer is "it depends". Some publishers have ...
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Banned from the Journal Cureus

Your first question is impossible to answer. If I had to take a guess, I would say that this shouldn't affect other Springer journals. On the surface, Cureus seems to use it's own submission/account ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

Depending on the area of research, you could rewrite some parts of your paper and reframe your paper as a verification of findings from the last year's paper. Perhaps if there are substantial ...
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Should one submit to a workshop and a conference at the same time, typically ACL and EMNLP?

You need to check the specific rules of the specific ACL workshop and EMNLP, the problem is generally during the review process (waste of reviewer time if paper is reviewed concurrently at multiple ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

What happens to unused money, especially money designated for a specific purpose, depends a lot on the source of the grant, the country, the university, and even the department. Sometimes, researchers ...
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Should one submit to a workshop and a conference at the same time, typically ACL and EMNLP?

Even though the conferences ask the authors for to check for double session, it is very rare they practically check that. As there is no way to check where the paper has been submitted before the ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

Apologies if this answer sounds trivial but it might be helpful for a student. It often depends on the funding conditions. In some of my grants, I allocate some money for publishing. This 'looks good' ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

With the amount of information out there, it can be easy for many topics to overlap somewhat. As long as you properly cite everything, you shouldn't worry too much. In writing, the best way is to take ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

Being scooped this way is a common thing, and happens even for professionals log into their careers. That this is happening to you at this point in your career is to some extent a good thing; it means ...
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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

Take a deep breath. This type of thing happens all the time to everyone in the business. I'd say more than half of the citations that go into my literature searches are things that I discover within ...
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I want to submit an abstract to a conference. But the results are quite preliminary. What are the chances of acceptance?

Your chances of acceptance depend on the conference. I've been to some conferences that accept almost any paper and to other conferences that accept very few papers. This depends not only on the ...
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I want to submit an abstract to a conference. But the results are quite preliminary. What are the chances of acceptance?

Congrats on the funding! I agree with you that it's a great opportunity to meet some folks in your new field. I hope you are aware that you can attend conferences without presenting research at them. ...
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choose target journal, does impact factor matters?

People might not care about impact factor per se, but they might indeed care about the associated reputation of that impact factor. In my field, some journals are known by name to be highly reputed ...
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choose target journal, does impact factor matters?

Impact factor IS important. But it is not the only thing that is important. Cutting edge, novel research is more often than not published in higher IF journals. Though certainly, many good works, and ...
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choose target journal, does impact factor matters?

But my supervisor does not care about IF much, he told me when people read or evaluate the paper, they care about the research itself instead of where it was published. Most people don't care about ...
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Why do some journals want figures at the end?

Because some journals have some specific formats where it becomes difficult for the author to place the figures properly. In my experience, I sometimes spent more time in adjusting those figures than ...
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What is the reasoning behind putting table and figures at the very end of submitted papers?

This is a hangover from earlier times, when graphical material would likely need to be produced and printed using different systems to the main text. Thus, the format is designed to support manual ...
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Can I present an article at a conference, if it has previously been put on arxiv and sent to a journal?

You absolutely need to refer to the journal's guidelines! It may change from journal to journal, e.g., in computer science it would typically not be allowed, but CS tents to give conferences a lot ...
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Should I add my affiliation as an Intern in a paper?

Since you are doing a paid internship, you are an employee of the company. If it has a research lab, it probably has a policy on publications and might have a policy on outside work. Ask your ...
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Special journals for young scientists or regular peer reviewed papers

When I supervise student research, the dream is always that it can be published in a professional journal, like where I publish my own results. However, that dream is often not realized, because it's ...
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Can I present an article at a conference, if it has previously been put on arxiv and sent to a journal?

This is totally fine, don't worry about it. In mathematics, many journals have very long reviewing cycles. It can take a few years before a submitted journal is accepted or rejected. Thus, it is ...
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Can I present an article at a conference, if it has previously been put on arxiv and sent to a journal?

Nope, the main concern would be your paper is rejected, and then before you can get it accepted, someone "scoops" your message without plagiarizing, thus devaluing your original contribution....
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

There is a very simple principle at work here that is of very broad applicability in the professional world: People in academia (and anywhere else) don't like it when other people waste their time. ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

Slightly expanding on a point raised by other answers: it's an issue of optimal investment of time of editors and reviewers. Specifically, if someone estimates that their (limited!) time will be be ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

Despite the fact that this answer says: The answers so far assume that the main reason for rejection is that a manuscript is not a good fit for the journal, be it in terms of relevance or scope ... ....
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

Scientific journals are not an educational tool in the context of which a perhaps good/clever/innovative research idea is all that we are looking for and then, reviewers take on the role of teaching ...
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Co-authors don't answer anymore and we still want them to be authors, what affiliations and emails should I use?

I would go one step further and indicate that since you need their active approval to submit, you can indicate that "if we don't hear from you by [date] we will proceed to submit the paper ...
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Co-authors don't answer anymore and we still want them to be authors, what affiliations and emails should I use?

I am afraid that you need the confirmation of all coauthors before submission. Submitting the paper with four coauthors and two of them not knowing of the submission is not an option. However, if you ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

Note that there are different editors and journals and potentially different attitudes in such a situation. Reading and reviewing submissions takes time and people have lots of things to do. Some ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

The answers so far assume that the main reason for rejection is that a manuscript is not a good fit for the journal, be it in terms of relevance or scope. However, in half of the cases where I ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

The length of a reviewer report does not necessarily correlate with the quality of the paper. In some cases, even very good papers of high quality receive a lot of reviewer comments. This does not ...
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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

This situation happens when the editor believes that the quality of the research in the paper is not up to the journal standards, regardless of correctness. The reviewer might see that the paper has ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

You can absolutely wait until after the peer review process is completed. If the reviews are favorable, great! Change your authorship status then. If the reviews are not favorable, that will be your ...
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How to proceed when the journal does not provide a template?

Since the journal is in a medical field, I wouldn't expect the production staff to know how to handle LaTeX submissions in the first place. You can ask before submission, of course, but the simpler (...
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