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I'm going to disagree with the folks saying to just ignore the anti-vaxxers. These people are not cranks, in the sense of the proposed duplicate question. A crank in that sense is an intellectually isolated person who is merely wrapped up in their own personal eccentricity. The groups opposing COVID-19 vaccines include well-funded and purposeful ...


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Dan Pfeiffer* has a great article about about combatting misinformation in the context of how Democrats can respond to Republican misinformation without bringing it more attention. I believe it's largely relevant here (in no small part because Republicans are overwhelmingly spreading COVID misinformation). The most relevant section is here: The gist of this ...


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It doesn't look amateurish. In most journals I know, the phrasing is not "this work was not supported by any funding" but rather "this research received no external funding". And it is a pretty common thing to disclose. At least in Germany, a lot of university PhD and other positions are funded through external grants. Any publication as ...


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I was in a similar situation: during a few radio programs with a homeopath and a magnetizer (or whatever the man who has cosmic power in his hands is called), I made informed fun of their "science". They were there to answer and it went sideways. One thing I learned: their groupies are terrifying. I was in my PhD phase at that time, and in a very ...


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My first bit of advice is to suggest that you recognize (as I think you do) that you may be being abused here. I would need to know more to be sure, but "male domination" kind of sticks out a bit here. If the advisor has something to add to the paper (and you agree that it does) then co-authorship of a revised paper would be proper and possibly ...


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It looks amateurish to state that your work was not supported by anything. It is totally ok to just not say anything at all. Lots of papers are not supported by grants. That's likely also consistent with the journal requirements: the require you to list your sources of funding. The list just happens to be empty in your case.


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Here is your paper, via Google Books: https://books.google.co.ao/books/about/Journal_of_Agricultural_Research.html?hl=pt-PT&id=lNNdIV_qpwIC&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareJournal Check page 557 for the first page of the paper (if you download the pdf file, go directly to page 738).


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Companion journals are separate journals on the same topic. The content and bibliometrics, including impact factor, are different. Usually, the newer journal is considered lower quality. It has different editorial standards. An example of three companion journals: Nature (1869) Nature Communications (2010) Scientific reports (2011) The purpose of a ...


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I've seen similar conflicts between students and advisors here before. Sometimes the question seems along the lines of "should you sacrifice your career to spite an abusive/unethical advisor?" You can certainly choose to submit the paper by yourself, but is it best for your long-term goals? For an established professor, missing out on coauthoring ...


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Check whether the discipline has a document(s) with background, generally-accepted definitions of symbols (it's amazing how many symbols are defined in the ISO 80000 series of standards, for example). If that fails, maybe fire up the relevant discipline-specific SE site, and post a question like "Why do Bloggs et al. (1862, Journal of Interesting Stuff ...


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If you care about your career, you should NEVER contact the referee directly. Otherwise, you are almost guaranteed to be rejected by the journal's editor, and you risk being rejected permanently from that journal (i.e., they will never accept any paper from you again). If you absolutely must, then contact the editor about your problems, but even mentioning ...


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Here is a program I wrote to webscrape from a Springer journal. It uses the "Download CSV" link that appears next to the RSS feed icon when listing all articles in the journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, URL: https://www.springer.com/journal/10661 To obtain the URL to search on: Click on the link to the journal, scroll down past the ...


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