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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

As it is written above, stealing somebody's ideas is plagiarism, too, and there is no excuse. I would do the following. Write to the editorial board, show them your case and ask them to withdraw the ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

I would believe that the original author, at this point, has enough documentation to "prove" that the published material was lifted from the rejected (original) submission. In such an ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

There is a similar case, well-known in mathematics. G. D. Birkhoff, a distinguished mathematician, was a mathematics editor for the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)). A ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

I frequently read in the acknowledge section that anonymous referees helped to improve papers. Immediate ideas to improve a paper are usually shared with the author and not kept to the referees to ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

In the '80s and '90s, some high-temperature superconductivity researchers would modify initial their submissions to journals and make significant last-minute corrections to avoid such problems. These ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

Responses to referees should assist the editor to evaluate the paper The politeness in responses to referees comes primarily from the recognition that refereeing is a service, so even if the referee ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

In answering this question, I want to refer over to my answer on the question "How can I clear myself of emotional attachment when reading reviewer feedback?" As an author, I am always ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

I have been successful in forcefully rebutting claims by reviewers on several occasions for both papers and grants. I've convinced editors/grant panels to ignore a review, and to commission further ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

According to my understanding, authors usually choose this polite and submissive tone because they fear upsetting reviewers, who are usually in a more powerful position during a rebuttal than the ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

The editor is the person who makes the decision, not the reviewers. From my experience as editor I can say that I will not blindly follow the reviewers. It is hard to not reject a paper if all ...
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Success of Aggressive Rebuttal Strategy

Disclaimer: Below I argue for a case in which an "aggressive rebuttal strategy" can be effective. But I don't endorse the idea that any of the example statements from OP's question could be ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

When you upload your paper to arXiv you make it so not just the reviewer of your paper, but anyone in the world, is completely free to try to improve on your work (whether by strengthening or ...
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Reviewer rejects a paper and then publishes the same results as their own?

Pure mathematician here. The sequence of events described is very unlikely to happen, because of cultural forces in pure math designed to prevent it. If the situation the OP described did happen, it ...
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What is a “proper systematic order listing”?

There are natural and unnatural groupings of species, genera, families, orders etc among each other. Multiple orderings may make equal sense but alphabetical is not an appropriate ordering. Remember ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

There are potentially shady reasons to change authorship or author order: paid solicitations to add authors for a fee, to punish a student for some reason, making a power play around an authorship ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

It is a bit a tricky thing to do, because at submission there are all ticks and boxes to check to claim that the submission is correct and fully agreed by all the authors. However, the editor has some ...
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Should I wait until after peer review to apply for a change of authorship?

I don't think this is anything worth panicking over. It should be dealt with after the first round of peer review. To change it now the paper would have to be unsubmitted, then resubmitted halting the ...
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Can my former PhD supervisor publish my research work without my permission?

I love seeing the nonsense answers that just bow to unethical authority. This is known as authority bias. Please do not listen to these unethical people. File a complaint bare minimum about the PI not ...
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Can my former PhD supervisor publish my research work without my permission?

It does not sound like the PI did anything explicitly wrong. You were working on a project that produced data but not a manuscript, not even a draft. After you finished the program your PI published a ...
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What to do if the corresponding authors do not share the referees' response?

It is certainly your right as an author to see the referee report(s). After all, you need to sign off on the final version that the journal publishes, and should want to know that any issues raised by ...
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What should be done if a paper's decision is accept, but the copyeditor identifies a potential technical issue?

I am on an editorial board for a journal. In my experience, the editorial board is like a team, trying to make the journal as strong as possible. This involves helping each other make correct ...
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Can my former PhD supervisor publish my research work without my permission?

So he wrote a paper on topic which is active in his group, that is notably different but related to yours. Unless you handed him a manuscript and he took your name off and submitted as his own, or ...
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Can my former PhD supervisor publish my research work without my permission?

No they cannot. Yes, you can contact the journal with proof of what you're saying. Regardless of your relationship status, they can't simply publish work that you helped with/did without your name on ...
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What is the workload like when being a volunteer reviewer for NSF?

I reviewed for CISE recently. I had, IIRC, 4 proposals to review. Reading and writing the review takes me about 3-4 hours per proposal. I try to split them in chunks of 2 hours, as it is ...
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Should I send an email to the editor-in-chief regarding the delay in receiving the editor's decision for my submitted research paper?

You should stop emailing them and wait at least another few months. The following is a huge red flag: I have sent an email to the Journal's Editorial Office Assistant to inquire about this, but she ...
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What is the workload like when being a volunteer reviewer for NSF?

I was recently a first-time reviewer for an MPS panel. We were each given 10 proposals to review individually, over 2-3 weeks before the panel meeting. Proposals are strictly limited to 15 pages for ...
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How long to wait (already over 14 months of waiting) before being firm

Complaining "firmly" isn't going to speed the process. You can ask them for an update and whether there is anything you can do to speed the process. If you have a need for speed, say why. ...
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Potential overlap in manuscript revision with later submission

When you receive a referee report from a journal or conference, they are essentially saying "if you want to publish your paper here, we suggest the following changes." You are certainly ...
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public opinion about published articles

This question was asked a long time ago, and generated some discussion in the comments, but never received an answer. I'll try to answer it to get it off the unanswered queue. The problem of assessing ...
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What to do when a math paper “under review” contains a true but not clear step in a proof?

You can ask the editor if you can submit an updated version. Say why you have made the change. But you can also wait to see what the reviewers say about the paper. If they raise the issue and suggest ...
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Where to report research misconduct discovered in published papers?

You can contact the editor of the journal that published the paper you want to report. You can also contact the publisher of that journal. There is also PubPeer, a site where you can comment on papers....
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How to react being the 6th reviewer of a first submission to a renowned journal?

Try to put yourself into the associate editor's shoes. It is very hard to find people to review, but you are also supposed to find reviewers in very short time. It used to be that you find people you ...
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submitting article with currently no access to data used

Check with the journal. All the journals I work with require that either (1) the data be deposited in a public data repository, or that (2) the data be available to other researchers upon request. But ...
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Should the first editorial board position be a "big shot"?

First of all, congrats on the invitation. As a mathematician, I can only really speak to the culture in math, where it seems that being an editor for a lower ranked journal does not prevent you from ...
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submitting article with currently no access to data used

I wouldn't see a problem with one possible caveat. If a review suggests major revisions for which you need access to the data, then you will need to find a way to obtain it. If your leaving was ...
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Should there be consequences or penalty when such mistakes published?

Your question about whether there should be "a penalty when such mistakes are published" seems to me to be slightly naive. It seems to imply that there is a central authority responsible for ...
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Should there be consequences or penalty when such mistakes published?

but to what extent it should be used A pretty good chunk of reputable journals at this point have guidelines on how (if at all) generative AI may be used in paper submissions. how come journals and ...
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Can I not pay the APCs in IOP? They offer only open-acess

I am not a lawyer, but, yes, they can take some action. I think it unlikely that they would sue you, since the amounts are relatively small relative to the costs of litigation. But they could affect ...
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How to tactfully (and constructively) discuss language issues when writing a referee report

I have not received (nor written) a referee report suggesting that the authors consult a native English speaker for copy editing purposes, but I suspect I would have a similar reaction as you did, in ...
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How to tactfully (and constructively) discuss language issues when writing a referee report

If you think the science is solid, treat the authors how you would like to be treated. How have people helped you to be a better writer? I would start my review by highlighting the strengths and why ...
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Should I review for a journal that charges authors excessively?

As a rule of thumb, I review for journals that I publish in. I know these journals the best, and, agree with their publishing standards. This would also cover your situation.
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

There is one part in your thinking that bothers me: The paper critiques frequent reports published by major international organizations, which I believe overlook an important aspect. If frequent ...
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Better to mention a paper as "under review" on the CV, or provide a paper's arXiv link (on the CV) to a selection committee?

Before you post on arXiv (or anywhere) make certain that the journal you submitted to permits preprints. Many do, especially in some fields but some don't. You can also let a committee know that the ...
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

Your interests and those of a publisher might overlap in some respects, but for the most part they are quite distinct. What is important to you (publishing your paper quickly) is probably not of ...
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

I doubt that contacting them would change anything. Their priorities are more about quality than speed, I'd think. Only if the editor agrees with you would it be possible and it is likely still going ...
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Short comment paper - time to review Vs urgency of the topic

Doing #1 can't hurt. It might not change anything, but, at worst, they say "sorry, we can't publish it quickly". #2 I have no idea about this. #3 I am pretty sure that the Economist does not ...
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publishing a paper in a journal with different scope

These decisions are made by people, not machines. The reviewers can advise whatever they like and editors probably have some leeway in going outside the "stated" scope of a journal. They ...
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Direct quotation vs indirect quotation

The preference for direct vs indirect quotations varies strongly with the field. In mathematics and computer science, we just usually don't use direct quotations1, whereas they seem to be the standard ...
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