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How does peer review detect cheating when replicating a study isn't an option?
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I take issue with your first statement, that for a "...study to be accepted as "truth" the standard process is peer review". The purpose of peer review is not to be the judge of ...

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Can you get a PhD based on work or life experience?
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Many universities award honorary degrees, such as a honorary doctorate. These are not PhDs, but might still be relevant to your question. I have often seen these types of degrees being awarded to ...

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Can I hide my bachelor and master degrees in CV when I apply for a PhD position?
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Your CV should be an honest reflection of your background and all academic degrees should therefore be included. The people that will evaluate your application will probably also spot holes in your CV ...

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In a submitted manuscript, how (un)usual is a note "will be inserted in the final manuscript", or other meta-information to editor&reviewers?
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I recently had a similar problem and submitted a paper including the sentence: Data for the analysis has been submitted to Dryad (http://datadryad.org) with DOI: xxxxxxxx (Note: data will be ...

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"Anomalous citation patterns" as exclusion criteria in Journal Citation Reports (aka Impact Factor)
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It is referring to practices such as citation rings (e.g. this account), excessive self citations within a journal or other malpractices to boost the impact factor of a journal or a group of journals. ...

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Default poster size
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You'll have to look at the conference announcement or contact the organizers. The space allotted to each poster is usually clearly stated in the conference announcement, and there are a number of ...

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How to inform/attract more candidates for a postdoctoral position?
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Possible outlets I can think of include: Field-specific e-mail lists Department email-list forwarded through collegues at other departments Adverts inserted in talks/presentations held by people at ...

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Is there a benefit to registering digital identification via both ORCID and ResearcherID?
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These two reseacher identifications fill somewhat different purposes, beside the point that one is more open (Orcid) and one more controlled (both with regard to access and data). Below, I've ...

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What affiliation to put on an academic paper for alumni authors?
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I have published together with authors that only used their personal home address + email address as contact information, so your second option should not be a problem. You can publish in scientific ...

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What is the relationship between impact factor and journal ranking
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I generally agree with the arguments made by @jakebeal and @MHH, and just want to make another point which the other answers don't state clearly. Within a field such as physics, some topics are more ...

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How to "dress up" a CV that has a PhD but no peer reviewed publication record?
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You should definitely write up your ideas/manuscripts as publishable manuscripts if you haven't already. After reshaping the manuscripts so that they are ready for submission, I would also suggest ...

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Open access journal for long-form publication
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Plos One do not have an explicit word count limit, and computational biology should be on-topic for them: There are no explicit restrictions for the number of words, figures, or the length of the ...

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Should I list talks on my CV given by co-authors?
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In general no, but the main issue is that the information in your CV is transparent and accurate. Therefore, you must clearly separate talks where you were the presenting author from those where you ...

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Which quantitative metrics are there of the quality and prestige of journals, and how do they compare?
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One difference between the traditional Impact Factor (JIF) (the official Thomson-Reuters score) and the SJR score (SCImago Journal Rank) is that the former is based on the ISI Web of Science database ...

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How to account for publication bias?
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First, you should note the difference between checking for evidence of publication bias and correcting for it. To know that there are patterns in the data that indicates publication bias means that ...

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Is citation bias a studied issue?
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I would say that the use of self-citations that you describe is very common, but whether it's dirty is not clear-cut and it's probably difficult to study. I can also see several different perspectives,...

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Is it appropriate to include additional materials in an academic job application?
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This would be appropriate as long as the call does not clearly discourage supplementary information (e.g. by saying that you should only include reseach and teaching statements + CV), and could ...

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What effect does a journal having multiple ISSN codes have on reporting citations?
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From what I can understand, currently active journals that are published both online and in print will have both a p-ISSN and an e-ISSN. This means that your paper (which will be published in both ...

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Is there a bibliometric that weighs citations based on their number?
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If I understand you correctly, you are referring to a concept called citing-side normalization (see e.g. Waltman & vanEck 2013), where the number of references of citing papers are used as ...

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Is a "Scientific Journal Impact Factor" of around 4 or 5 good for a philosophy journal?
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Why not check the impact factor (or similar metrics) at a well-known, reputable source, and then compare it to the rest of the field? I've never heard about Scientific Journal Impact Factor (this one: ...

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How to quote a draft in my thesis?
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If it has been published, ask the author for a pdf of the published version (from your question I got the feeling that the paper has been published). This would also be easier to share with your ...

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From blog posts to research papers; successful cases?
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Here is an example from ecology. I think this is an excellent example of how an initial blog post/idea was developed with the help of comments from readers of the blog, and then turned into a paper. ...

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How can I judge whether an alternative "impact factor" is from an accepted and genuine source?
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The first thing to check is what the index is claiming to measure, and how it is trying to measure that. Due to it's name, the Scientific Journal Impact Factor appears to be similar to the traditional ...

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Is there a way to find review articles by the keyword?
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To me, using academic citation databases (such as Scopus or Web of Knowledge) is the obvious choice for these types of searches, since they have option for filtering on article type (which Google ...

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Should editors and reviewers be listed alongside authors, to give them credit?
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There are many potential ways to credit reviewers and editors. The most common way from what I've seen is acknowleding the handling editors on papers and in some cases publishing a yearly list of all ...

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Should I include journalistic articles in my CV?
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I definately think that you should add them to your CV, but, as other have mentioned, under a separate heading from you academic publications. My suggestion is to use the heading Popular science ...

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How do i find top journals in my area of interest?
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There are problems with the Impact factor, but to find top journals in a field (as in leading/high reputation) the IF (relative to others in the field) is usually a good proxy. The problem with IF is ...

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arXiv identifier near the end of month
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The information on arXiv's help pages implies that the identifier is based on the submission date, see e.g.: Submissions are assigned identifiers and appear in the listings in order based on the ...

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Building a local database from Web of Science and Scopus search results
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Author disambiguation is a big problem in most plattforms / citation databases, and an issue in much bibliometric work. I don't think you will find a quick fix. Orcid (which WoS sometimes provides) is ...

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Find PI's main publications
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I don't think that it is possible to search author order in Web of Science, Scopus or GS, directly from their web sites. However, if you get access to a database built on e.g. raw WoS data it is ...

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