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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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Came across a very similar framework: what to do?

You do not need to "do" anything right now. Congratulations on publishing a paper that is attracting interest from other people in your field! If you publish more in this area, now that you'...
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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?

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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When do I know if a conference is predatory?

but my supervisor did not know of it. I am worried if it is a predatory conference. Putting aside whether it is predatory, this is probably not a good sign for publishing there! :) Conference quality ...
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Is there an hope for a stuck post-doctoral career to recover

Yes, there is still a chance. I have friends who were in your position and succeeded in getting an academic job. It is also true that your chances are diminishing, but you already know that. Having ...
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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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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

This answer applies only if you know you truly enjoy teaching, including introductory classes. (This includes having enough teaching experience to know.) You might consider looking for a job at a ...
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Is there a way to continue on research when there is no hope?

While a strong publication history is certainly extremely helpful in getting jobs after a Ph.D., it is not the end of the world (or your career) if you graduate without them (though certain career ...
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Citing your own related (unpublished but under review) research necessary?

Pure mathematician here. Question 1: Suppose one has a paper under review and are writing a new paper which extends the methods to a different class of objects. Should the paper under review be ...
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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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Should I contact the original authors before submission if my paper is heavily built on a series of previous papers (and does not invalid it)?

No, you don't need to contact them, but be sure your paper cites the ones of theirs that your work builds on, and be sure your introduction discusses what's novel to your paper. If you give ...
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What aspects of software shared with a quantitative paper are the most important?

Congratulations on open sourcing your code! If only more researchers shared your interest in software quality :) As to what to do next: Well-structured (clean) code Tests Documentation Usage examples ...
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Does a listing of a publication on a National Institute of Health (NIH) website mean anything in particular?

The NIH offers Pubmed: "PubMed® comprises more than 36 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text ...
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Is it OK to ask questions in a paper-presentation about subjects that were not covered in the presentation?

Yes, for sure. In some fields this is entirely expected. For example, I once wrote a paper with an economist, who presented it on a panel. The other members of the panel read the paper carefully and ...
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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?

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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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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Journal forces me to provide figures in .pdf format, what can I do?

Hopefully, you will find a solution to their satisfaction by merely repackaging the tiff inside a pdf container file. If you absolutely need to not only provide in pdf format, but at a resolution that ...
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Work publishable at conference

If your new algorithm has all the advantages you claim, it should be publishable. Just cite the other work and say what the advantages of your work are. Obviously nobody here can ultimately assess 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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"On Hold" for 2 Months on arXiv

Something similar happened to me back in December. I submitted a preprint and it was rejected, for the first time in my life. The reason given was that "Our moderators determined that your ...
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Error in my thesis contact information -

First of all, I would not stress too much about the issue of a paper of yours that has an old email address. That happens a lot, because people change institutions over the course of a career. ...
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I have a written original research (Genetics) from my PhD. My thesis advisor has since retired and my lab has closed (in 2016). How do I publish this?

First of all, it's great when an author decides to get an old thing published, rather than leaving it as a dangling forever preprint. I've done this several times, as life sometimes gets in the way of ...
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Arxiv Journal Ref field updation guidelines and examples for published Conference papers

First of all, I applaud the OP for taking the time to update arXiv with a journal ref. This certainly helps researchers who want to correctly cite your work. I've done this many times, both for papers ...
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Left off four publications and counting by old PI? What to do?

First of all, I think we can all agree that situations like this are terrible, and can be very discouraging to students and junior researchers. Anyone facing a situation like this should take a deep ...
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Is it OK to use a first name as an initial and write in full in the biography of a paper

Yes, of course this is allowed. It's good to think a little bit about how you want to put your name on papers, before you publish your first one. Plenty of authors choose the method the OP describes, ...
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