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Some times 8 or more people contribute in a projact.
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This usually depends on the work invested by the authors in the research work. Generally only those involved in the direct planning and execution of the study and preparation of the manuscript are given authorship. The remaining can be acknowledged in the relevant section of the manuscript.
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I use usually the software paint in order to draw or adapt figures of experiments and create explicative schematics. However, I think that it is not too technical and I am looking for a free software that can produce figures with a good quality. Do you have any suggestions for that?
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Inkscape for 2D and Blender for 3D pictures.
Blender for animations
What is the comparative weightage of workshop publications to poster publications?
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There has been many discussions about posters vs oral presentations and the academic world seem to agree that a poster acceptance should not be considered as an endorsement of research work. What about workshops? Conferences are definitely top of the three (conference, workshop, poster), but do we differentiate between a workshop publication (say at a highly rated conference) and a poster presentation (at the same conference)?
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I think that you have to measure in terms of how much work is required for each, and how much you change our knowledge base. For me, the continuum is journal paper -- conference paper -- poster paper -- workshop. I would weigh them 4: 2: 1: 0 respectively. My reasoning is that there is usually no  permanent or lasting record from the workshop (talk shop!).
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I recently took part in a systematic review of literature and we discovered that three papers were published in at least two different journals with just a little tweak in their titles. 
What would you do?
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It is a case of self-plagiarism and journal editors of all involved journals should be notified immediately.  It is the only way to deal with dishonest conduct in science. The journal editors will investigate each case, probably articles will be retrackted.
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I ask this because as the volume of research increases and conferences where that research is published flourishes. I am curious to know does the time for publication and that process of review make the research better or rather do we hinder the active engagement in debate on the research as it takes place.
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My doctoral thesis examined how the quality of an academic article is assessed so I did quite an investigation of issues in peer review, interviewed senior academics, analysed published artilces, editorial boards etc.  A few years back now but little has changed.
While we might naively hope that the review process is robust and objective, psychology / decision sciences make it difficult to ignore the fact that rational / informed decision makers are of course influenced by matters other than the inherent quality of content of a paper - even if they are not aware of this influence.  However, I hasten to add that the degree of influence of extrinsic factors is not necessarily always high, and, also, that the peer review process can be seen as a natural and acceptable way of reducing information overload.
The field of history/philosophy of science is an interesting adjunct to this discussion.  In paticular, the work of Thomas Kuhn provides an interesting perspective on science  (the book to read is The Structure of Scientific Revolutions).
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Clearing ethical issues is one of the important steps in bio-medical research/clinical research. What are the issues to be concerned while writting or publishing a case report?
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Dear @ Nageswara, Costas and Abedallah, thanks for the input.
The BMC Medical ethics for case report has not given any requirement for taking ethical clearance. But it is strongly recommended to optain written and signed informed consent from patient/ guardians for publishing the case report.
The statement of world medical association ethical manual also surprisingly didn't discussed the compulsory requirements of ethical approval for reporting a case.
Here I am attaching the links of BMC, World medical association and statement of 59th WMA General Assembly, Seoul, Republic of Korea, October 2008. What is your views on this statements?
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My colleague, Carolyn Steglich, and I are in the process of writing up some supervised undergraduate student research regarding the molecular analysis of the secretions of the garter snake Harderian gland. We've found some rather interesting and unique proteins therein, and can determine their specificity to the Garter snake. But I'm trying to think of a good place to publish these results - broad enough to interest the comparative crowd.
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You might want to try some key words on this:
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In lieu of the intellectual contributions required of faculty working at AACSB accredited business schools, deans and department heads are often conflicted by how just to evaluate and reward the quality of faculty's published work. Nevertheless, three or four faculty members publishing in top tier journals will result in an unfavorable AACSB team visit if there are, for example, 50 faculty members and half are not being published anywhere.
Therefore, is it better for a college of business to have all its faculty publishing work in regional lesser-known journals or just a handful publishing in top tier journals?
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Hi Reginald - it's better for any College to have everyone contributing. Even a ground-swell of many novice or inactive authors in lower-range journals can have an impact on the credibility of that College. That said, if those authors cannot be motivated to contribute (which occurs for all sorts of reasons) - then it is a 'fall-back' to just target and offer more resources to support those that can in higher impact journals.
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Authors sometimes annotate their figures with accurate illustrations of species. Does anyone know of a good online source for these?
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As Ian suggest, you can of course find a lot of illustrations on Google, but to use these in scientific publications is altogether another matter because it's often difficult to find out the copyright owner of these.
Wikipedia is in my mind a much better source of scientific illustrations if you plan to use these publicly in presentations and publications, as the copyright rules are clearly given for each picture (click on the little frame icon associated with the picture).
However, if you need top grade illustrations, a fantastic scientific illustrator I've used is Jon Baldur Hlidberg at http://www.fauna.is/defaulte.asp.
Apart from his large catalog of animals, he'll do custom illustrations for scientific papers,
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Hi. I am looking for a table of metrics that I saw once at a presentation a long time ago... effectively it assigned values to people's contributions towards a journal article/review - and by adding up the scores you could determine whether someone was actually worthy of having their name on the publication as an author. I cannot find this graph after a bit of searching and would appreciate if anyone has the link to it, or something similar. Thank you. James
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I hope you would find these guidelines from the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) helpful even though this is not exactly a graph:
Also the material on these two web pages contains a fairly brief and to-the-point discussion of the criteria for determining authorship according to the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org):
as well as this RG discussion:
These articles from Nature Materials also could be of some use:
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Does the fact that the multiobjective is more popular make the monoobjective outdated ? Or make to publish using mono objective more difficult ?
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I do not think that multi-objective optimization articles are more popular than single objective ones. In fact I think that articles with single objective objective function are still more frequent (at least in structural optimization and engineering optimization).
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The journal asked to please provide any relevant details regarding your previously considered manuscript (e.g., Editor’s name, manuscript ID, etc.) and to describe changes made to, and the rationale for reconsideration of the manuscript in your cover letter. Do you supply them with the information or just omit? Why would they ask this?
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if you do you should tell them
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Recently I learnt about 'Post-Publication Peer-Review.' I can not figure out what this means on the article already published. Does this discard the so called 'peer-review' process that takes place before the article is accepted for publication? In my opinion, I think this should not be. I think instead of looking for another way of review, the peer-review should be improved especially on the case of regarding names of authors and where they come from to give better comments on their work rather than the content of the work. Your opinion is needed and highly welcome.
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Given the increased retraction rate of flawed studies that have escaped the scrutiny of traditional peer review, and due to the proliferation of predatory journals falsely claiming peer review, and because science supposedly corrects itself , necessity lead to post publication peer review, where all experts in the field are invited to assess the quality of the published work.
And here is a hypothetical: Author A claims to have conducted a study in his lab, s/he adds the name of an expert as a coauthor and submits this apparently perfectly written manuscript to a prestigious journal whose editor is a friend of his/hers. The fabricated article gets published, and only God knows the financial consequences of attempts to replicate the flawed work ; without post-publication peer review, the truth will never be out, and irreparable harm can not be prevented.
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How to prepare a good high quality research proposal for a grant application?
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Dear Surya Prakash Tiwari,
you can follow this link:
Best regards,
Musab Tr
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Reviewing is a time-consuming process. Yet it is critical for the process of science. All academics must be available to review papers but how many papers should an academic be available to review in, say, one academic year?
Any thoughts?
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no maximum or minimum, it depends on many factors such as, research infrastructure, field, co-authors and so on
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I'm conducting a longitudinal study on several age groups and I'd like to publish the data from a transversal approach. However, if I do that, does it mean that I won't be allowed to use this data again in the big longitudinal study in three years ?
Surely there is a solution? Or maybe I'm wrong in assuming that I cannot re-use my data when they are integrated within a larger set ?
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You can use the data in another study as long as (a) you conduct a different analysis and (b) you make it clear that the data has previously been used for a different analysis. You can do these things by explaining the difference between the two studies (i.e., the second one is a longitudinal study).
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In the era of open access publication and the emergence of a huge number of journals that barely follow publishing ethics (no peer review/pay and publish). It becomes necessary that all journals must be screened by an authority based on editorial/reviewer board/scientific content and other criteria.
I have noted some online journals publishing >150 papers quarterly.
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Journals are already graded based on Citations and the h-index.
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I think duplicated study and a copy of the form of a previous study can be a threat to science, particularly in medicine. The honor to have plenty of articles can be devastating. There is no incentive to innovate. Costs that could lead to progress in science is wasted.
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Dear Ali,
You are absolutely right. I suppose the main reason for this is the universities and academia within the developing world. Instead of investing on real sciences or anything that the society would benefit from, the universities within the developing world focus on the quantity rather than quality. Promotion of the professors depend on publishing in ISI indexed journals at any cost. This would lead to catastrophic events including the things we see today.
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Has this RG score and ResearchGate platform been discussed at any academic institutions relative to rank and tenure process?
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In think that in the future RG Score can be very relevant to the evaluation of researchers!
In your opinion, what is the minimal contribution by a researcher to deserve co authorship of an article?
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At what level of contribution would you grant coauthorship to a member of your group (in teamwork) or network?
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One of the most asked questions on RG. In my opinion a co-author should be the integral part of research at either conceptual or implementation level or at both. From Muhammad Subhan http://shootingcupoche.com/post/How_much_we_have_to_contribute_to_be_considered_as_co-author_in_academic_publication
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Authors' rights to post their published work on their personal Web sites
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Yes, by all means, Dr. Kamal! This is a testimony of individual scholarship and research made available to the public-- which is what's knowledge is all about, I guess, dissemination.
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There is great interest in improving access to publications but access to primary data is a larger problem in my view with the increasing number of active researchers producing results that might be expensive and time consuming to reproduce from scratch even with a publication as a guide. Structural biology has been a leader in providing underlying data as well as completed work in databases such as the Protein Data Bank. The ability of researchers to download data as well as completed structures has proven important for the development of computational methods and for improving structure determinations. Yet in many areas the underlying data is not archived and is disappearing at an average rate or 7% per year after the primary publication - http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/38755/title/Raw-Data-s-Vanishing-Act/. If basic data is a significant part of the value of research how can or should we save this investment?
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You are right to call research an "investment," and the funding entity is always in a position to demand certain returns. Over the last several years in the USA, as you allude to, recipients of NIH funds have been obliged to make their publications truly public through PubMed Central. But as you correctly note, access to the underlying data is much more important than access to a manuscript. Even the best manuscript fails to glean all insights from a dataset, and the worst may overinterpret or misrepresent. Also, many data are never reported in publications. To ensure maximum return on investment, funding agencies should mandate data archiving in centrally maintained databases like (e.g., in my field) the Gene Expression Omnibus or Sequence Read Archive (US) or Array Express (Europe) and, with some reasonable time delay, divorce this expectation from publication. For example, if I pay for a high-throughput sequencing project with NIH funds, I should be required to make the results public (or at least available to any funded colleagues), along with full experimental details sufficient for replication studies, within a certain period of time regardless of whether I have published. The funding agency should provide a secure and well-maintained database as well as guidance and oversight.
While researching a small study of microarray data that I published in 2013 (http://shootingcupoche.com/publication/235380207), I was surprised that even respected journals with data archiving mandates typically do not enforce them. I am of course not the first or only person to observe this. Less of a surprise was the finding that willingness to submit data seemed to correlate with the quality of a scientific study, and that data submitted post-publication often do not support the conclusions of a publication. Often, they are faulty and would result in instant rejection if reviewers had the time to look at them. My conclusion is that, since researchers and journals demonstrably will only rarely archive data reliably and consistently without impetus, funding agencies should help by instituting mandates and providing secure, well-maintained archives for all types of data.
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Many open access internet journals are being created and charge the authors for the cost of publication. So they shift the cost of scientific publishing from institutional subscriptions to individual authors who may not be able to afford the costs. It is unclear to me what happens if these journals fail and who would maintain the files so that the papers would not simply disappear unlike journals published on paper. Where do the charges the authors pay go? It is also unclear to me if the costs go to profit or to ensuring the continuing access of the internet publications. Are scientists with restricted funding blocked from contributing these publications by cost or are these open access internet publications helping? If open access has the advantages of rapid publication and increased access why do these not show up in improved citations, i.e. see http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/accessdebate/19.html
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"Here is an example of a high-quality open access math journal"
SIGMA sounds too good to be true, so I have checked its website:-
"Free for authors
Despite being open access, we do not charge our authors for publication (i.e., SIGMA uses the so-called diamond open access model). Many authors submitting good papers cannot afford to pay page charges for various reasons and we do not want to put them at a disadvantage compared to those who can pay. On the other hand, when a journal charges their authors for publication, the requirements of thorough review may contradict financial interests of the journal. This often results in the publication of low-quality papers without adequate peer review and discredits the very idea of open access.
What are the sources for SIGMA existence?
The journal has no revenue and steady sources of funding whatsoever and operates solely on the basis of the good will efforts of its editors. All editorial work, including but not limited to the copyediting, is done by volunteers free of charge. SIGMA is not supported financially by any entity (organization, foundation, fund, etc.) in Ukraine or abroad, including the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. SIGMA is a non-profit, volunteer-run project. We greatly appreciate the assistance of EMIS who kindly provides mirrors for SIGMA.
Looking for your support/sponsorship
We need money for the web hosting, the CrossRef membership and the support of volunteers doing technical work for SIGMA. So, if you (or your organization) would like to support us financially, please contact us"
It does seem to be true, but this is surely not a viable long-term option or applicable generally. Hence the appeal for sponsorship, and for money for volunteers!
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My field of conference poster presentation is little investigated.  As such, each new editor wants a bit on the history, scope etc, as well as the specific topic of focus.  Much of the recent stuff has been compiled by ... me, so how often can I write: Posters were first introduced in ...., posters form the most prevalent means of knowledge dissemination in ...., posters can be estimated to cost in excess of X every year ... etc?  I can jig the wording, but you can only cover the same introductory material so many times, before it gets a bit repetitive (to you). The range of media includes peer-review articles, professional journals, guest blogs etc, so it sometimes requires a bit of background.
My take is that foundational information is ok to repeat (not verbatim), as long as the article itself is different. Until the foundations are better established however, people will always want a base from which to introduce the studied topic.  Of course, you will give a citation for previous work, but a fuller introductory passage is often required.
Where do you draw the line between reiterating salient facts & self-plagiarism? 
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Using common phraseology is no sin. In fact, in the scientific and technical areas, it is a waste of time to try to say the same thing in different ways, because it confuses the reader. My rule of thumb is that if a phrase or even a full sentence has more than 10 entries on a Google search, then that phrase or sentence is "Common knowledge" and need not be cited. E.g., "napoleon died on st helena" Avoid paraphrasing as "The Emperor passed away on a tropical island of volcanic origin in the South Atlantic Ocean."!   
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We are interested in involving patients and the public in research teams - but there is a shared frustration that PPI members don't feel able to contribute, and researchers are not sure how to incorporate their involvement.
In what areas have PPI members made meaningful contributions to secondary analysis research projects?
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Given the growing complexity dynamism and instability of contemporary project analysis, all businesses and economic actors including patient and public involvement should to be able to ascertain factors or variables that might influence its relationships with the project or market for sustainable and reasonable inferences. though this approach may be expensive, it is the only way one can unravel the complexity involved and ensure that stakeholders take ownership of the solution which ensures adoption and implementation
The extent of the impact of involvement is likely to depend on the topic being addressed and nature of the analysis. For example, patients are more likely to contribute to qualitative analysis of interview data than statistical analysis of clinical data. 
None of the tasks listed above require specialist skills on behalf of the patients you involve - because you are simply asking them to reflect on their experience and how it relates to your work. However, as researchers you might need to think about how to enable the people involved to do this task - I could point you in the direction of a number of published case studies where researchers have done this. 
Can anyone provide me with a manual for APA writing style?
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I have to write an essay, a professor wants it in "perfect" APA writing style. Does anyone have a short manual, which contains the basics? I am not interested in References format, but in wiring/tables/margins etc.
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I like using Purdue Owl online as a quick reference for APA writing style. It is quick and easy to find online. Purdue does a great job of keeping their site up-to-date. You can print the sections that you need or save them to a file. It is a great resource.
Is there a system to reward good ideas when expressed in a public domaine?
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Often we come across brilliant questions from amuature researchers who have limited resources to conduct the practice part. Will such ide
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Hi, A breakthrough idea that was presented informally and publicly, usually belongs to the public domain. Any other member of the attending public may use the idea, and develop it in any way.
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-Publication date
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Not sure of what this term "iguanodontian" is.
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I have published an overview of a theory, but want to seek advice for publishing further details related to this. The original publication was a broad overview, and there is substantial detail (including constructs not previously mentioned) that could not be provided due to space constraints. Does anyone have experience or advice publishing this kind of material? Any thoughts much appreciated.
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It may depends on your field and other factors. But in general, you can always extend a paper to publish another paper. In my field (computer science), to extend a conference paper as a journal paper, it usually requires about 40 % additional content.   As Jeffrey suggested, it is also important to mention that your paper is extending your previous paper. If you don't do that, then the reviewer may find it and reject the new paper on this basis.  Some journal will actually ask that you mention any previous paper and submit a summary of differences that will explain what is the novelty in the new paper.
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Has anyone recently studied the reaction of stock market to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and Follow-on Public Offerings (FPOs)?
 We are searching for recent papers to include in our study.
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Many people have studied this. Probably the most famous researcher in this field is Jay Ritter:
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f1000Research claims that it provides immediate publication with post-publication review. Can someone share her/his experience with them?
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HI Toso. What do you mean by sharing experience? I you want to know the publication and open peer review process , I have worked on the site and know a little .As for experience in publishing with  1000 , sorry I cannot help  you  
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my search is related to continuum method of analysis of space structure or useful information or resources about continuum mechanics
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may be, it will be interesting for you 
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what are the ways to be a good public speaker?
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How to be confident speaking to a large audience: I will say a big part of it is having a good grasp of your subject, being comfortable in yourself, being relaxed; and the rest will be practice and growing in experience with time. Each good outing will provide positive reinforcement. If you get honest feedback each time to enable you correct mistakes and build on your strengths then you can only continue to grow in the art.
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RG
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I appreciate your response
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I am looking for any publication, website or any other source on Amblypygi , Opiliones , Solifugae and Thelyphonida of Indian subcontinent other than "The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma". Even in there I can't find anything about Opiliones. 
Thanks in advance.
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Please contact Dr Suresh Benjamin at National Institution of Fundamental Studies Kandy
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trying to find any available publication on lipid content of Porosira glacialis? Or at least of the same genus..
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Dear  Elena Artamonova
please check pdf
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › NCBI › Literature › PubMed Central (PMC)
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How should regulate the publication of negative results of an experiment?
It is feasible to do so? How to set it? What kind of regulations would be required? This decision must be sponsor of an investigation or obligation must be outside the investigator who wish to sponsor your studies?
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Great Question.
We cannot avoid the possibilities of getting negative results during an experiment/simulation. That is why we call it as " research". If the negative results are reproducing on a strong scientific platform/logic, I would recommend to publish that negative results.
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I am in the middle of preparing a manuscript about comparison of global produce-water quality with the samples that collected from several oil/gas field in Indonesia. I appreciate any suggestions about public domain produce-water quality data. Thank you very much.   
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Dear Paulo Carvalho
Thank you for your suggestion. Sorry for the late response. All the best for your work.
Best regards,
Erwin
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I need global data for all countries measuring their accessibility rank. Accessibility ranking is based on a measure evaluating how the government is serving people with special needs.It might be a private/public/NGO related measure. More data sources will be appreciated
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Emad, I know that in Brazil the W3C.br and ceweb.br is constantly doing this research. But it is in portuguese! http://www.cgi.br/publicacao/censo-da-web-br-dimensoes-e-caracteristicas-da-web-brasileira-um-estudo-do-gov-br/
If You need any help, please contact me inbox.
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Good governance is an indeterminate term used in international development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources.
The United Nations emphasizes reform through human development and political institution reform.According to the UN, good governance has eight characteristics.Good governance is:
Consensus Oriented
Participatory
following the Rule of Law
Effective and Efficient
Accountable
Transparent
Responsive
Equitable and Inclusive
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I could like to know the method that i could use to change from using chemical pesticides to use of biological controls without necessarily causing an epidemic.
I need to make a smooth transition. I could also like to know whether one can fully  (100%) achieve dependency on biological control without chemicals. Any publication on the same will be highly appreciated.
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Bio control method total dependence is difficult,instead we should try integrated approach for the management of pest and diseases which include use of resistant varieties,cultural practices like use of organic amendments,changing the date of sowing,use of balanced fertilizers,use of biofertilizers,vermicompost,improve drainage,method of irrigation,use of bio agents and if needed use of chemicals all the methods if used judiciously then we might get good result.Environment is playing most crucial role in achieving success.
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Dear Researchers and Academics;
I work on the 100% renewable energy (power) Global Grid subjects. I am interested in the large power plants investments, which are the real world sector investments.
I try to investigate the real sector investment models such as the public capital investment models (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_capital), the public private partnership capital investment models (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public%E2%80%93private_partnership) and so forth.
I have an investment model in my mind that I would like to recommend to the research and organization community on this subject by presenting a research paper. However, I have to make myself sure and prove to me that my recommendation is the most fair (fairest) one. Hence, I try to learn and understand all of the real world sector investment models very well.
If you have ever worked on this subject, can you recommend me and send me some documents that will be helpful to me.
I would like to thank all of you who contribute to this question in advance.
Best Regards
Burak Omer Saracoglu
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 Try to source data from SWFs and debt-funded infrastructure projects, usually guaranteed by WB and similar supranationals.
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We havent found any publication/report on the underlying experiments and human data, although the code and equations are available in the literature. This model is sometimes refered to as Pierce model.
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Thermal models of the human body and its interactions with the surrounding thermal
environment are often proposed, and to some extent are used, as the basis for thermal comfort standards. These models range from simple, one-dimensional, steady state simulations to complex, transient, finite element codes with thousands of nodes. The models are potentially very useful in that they provide a straightforward means to incorporate the numerous physical variables that affect comfort. Some models can be applied to complex situations which would be difficult, if not impossible, to reflect in simple charts or equations. Whether simple or complex, all of these models have limitations for use in standards. These limitations include the accuracy of the physical simulation and the accuracy of the inputs to the model. Perhaps the biggest limitation is the accuracy with which comfort perceptions can be related to the physiological variables simulated in the thermal models.
Capabilities and Limitations of Thermal Models
Byron W. Jones
Kansas State University
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I intend to publish a chapter of my Master's Thesis in a upcoming conference which will happen next year in 2016... If I share my Master's Thesis in a platform like RG, will it jeopardize the prospect of my intended publication? I completed my Thesis recently in June 2015. 
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Sometimes. The rules aren't universal. Nearly every journal wants "previously unpublished" material, but their definitions of "unpublished" can vary a great deal. Over time, as publishers adjust to the internet, the definition has also been changing. When the internet was new, I discovered that there were journals that would not let you distribute a copy at a conference, or put it in any online repository. That's been changing -- but in some disciplines more than others and in some journals faster than others. Many journals spell this out in their "information for authors" pages. Check these for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices, and if their statement is unclear, write a very short email asking them what they mean by "unpublished". 
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From the last publication of Partap et al, 1987 in Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, are there other studies in this area?
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In any case, do you haveinformation on the domestication process of C. album?
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I follow this (folmer et al.1994) publication and their Mitochandrial CO1 primer for Coleoptera insect. Thier mention that annealing temperature is 40oC but its not working means what would be the exact annealing temperature for those primer for coleoptera insects.
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Hi, you tested the 40°C? Are you sure that your DNA is okay? Your DNA concentration is okay? How is the PCR protocol? If you think your DNA is okay (not degrated) and you have an optimal DNA-concentration and your PCR reagents are okay, try a gradient PCR. Cheers, Nadine
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It is a very interesting data set, which address a futuristic trend in Human machine interaction. 
Is it available for use for research purposes? If yes, it will be helpful for me in my research. 
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Hello, 
You can see the two following links : 
I hope that is helpfull.
Good Work
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Hi, i am just preparing a paper about difference methods in different countries about land consolidation. (like total avarage plot scale? roads are stabilized or asphalt) any kind of information will be appriciated. Thank you all already.
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You can find many articles searching in  this link:
                            http://www.sciencedirect.com
The attached file that I send to you is an exemple of those articles. I don't know if that's what you need.
Best regards.
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Many of us academicians are multilingual. We want our published ideas given as much worldwide diffusion as possible. Yet some of the highest ranked scholarly journals prohibit publication of articles in other languages and journals. Should we oppose this prohibition? How can we make our opposition known?
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Dear Nelson,
As you that every scholarly journal has its own copyright act. After your publication in any specific journal you must obey its copy right law. your question is about the same article in multiple language. You may adapt the following safe procedure.
* First of all you have to select the number of languages you want to publish your worthy work.
*After publishing your worthy work in specific language.
*Translate your published work in different languages and make its pdf file with the footer heading of your published citation (in the pdf language).
* Upload the same article in different languages at your profile page at
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* This is the safest way that how can you increase worldwide diffusion.
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Should we check in all three systems or perhaps they should offer us a single unified system?
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You should have all three, at least the ones that pertain to you. The ORCID, while relatively new, is independent of any particular publisher or database. Because it can be associated with any scholarly output (not just papers in a particular group of journals), ORCID has arguably become the most important. The ResearcherID is for Thomson Reuters authors, while Scopus Author ID is for items indexed in Scopus, but both organizations work with ORCID. If you publish with Thomson Reuters or are indexed in Scopus, you are encouraged to link your IDs there with an ORCID.
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Besides the investment in journal subcriptions for their libraries, research organisations spend quite a large amount of resources in paying for publication fees, either for publications in Open Access journals or as regular fees for publishing with toll-access publishers. However, tracking those payments is very difficult for institutions due to the fact that Financial Administration Software Modules often lack a specific field for such expenses. Besides that, individual fees being quite small, researchers will often charge the publishing cost to some other expense account. When suggested that filling a Purchase Order at manuscript submission time might solve this expense reporting issue, some researchers disregard the suggestion claiming that if the article gets rejected, they'll be forced to create yet a new PO. However, a recent survey by Vincent Calcagno et al found that approximately 75% of submitted manuscripts get published by the journal they were submitted to in the first place. So would then POs be a good means for institutional tracking of their expenses associated to research paper publication?
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I think, This can be managed between the Institute and the publisher.
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Often, instructions for authors make a fuss about wanting figures in CMYK format (referring to cyan, yellow, magenta and black inks which printers use) rather than RGB format (the red, green and blue light that computer monitors use), e.g.
However, researchers usually produce figures which are fundamentally RGB (e.g. digital photographs, scans, images created in scientific software like MATLAB, or figures put together in Powerpoint).
My understanding of the process of converting from RGB to CMYK is that it is best done with:
(a) expensive professional graphics software (like Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress, etc.), to which many research groups will not have access, but all journal production offices should;
(b) knowledge of the colour profile (e.g. ICC profile) of the printing/press hardware (e.g. Nature hopefully print their journal hard copy on a better printer than the one in my office...)
Furthermore, many readers view journal articles on computer monitors (via PDF and/or HTML versions) rather than printing them out, in which case the original RGB version should be better than the RGB-to-CMYK-back-to-RGB version.
For these reasons, it seems far more sensible for the journals to ask for figures in RGB and then to convert to CMYK as part of their pre-press pipeline. They could then use the RGB originals in the HTML version. PDF versions could be either RGB or CMYK, or journals could even offer a choice of both (just as some journals offer a choice of PDFs with different resolutions, for printing or viewing online).
Lastly, expecting the journal's production office to spend a little time converting RGB to CMYK doesn't seem unreasonable to me given how high article processing charges are (for open access articles, which aren't paid for via the similarly high subscription fees), e.g. many journals charge USD 3000 for processing paid open access articles.
Am I overlooking some counter-arguments? Or should authors ask/petition journal publishers to remove this requirement from their submission instructions?
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RGB mode is best suited for screen view.
However, color printers tend to have a black line separate so tht no color is wasted in printing just a black tone. so that instead opt for CMYK.
point is, RGB and CMYK color space have different scope, so a color image in RGB might look pretty different in CMYK and vice versa. In order to avoid any contraversy, authors are ask to change the color space to CMYK from RGB or any other so that authors are aware that how it might look after printing, cause converion on publishers side might produce a different and objectionable image.
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Journal Citation Reports 2012 was recently published with an updated Journal's Impact Factors. Is Impact Factor a valid measure of a Journal's outreach, and if so, what is a "good" Impact Factor in Psychology?
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The impact factor is one of several ways of assessing a journal's prestige and how many people are likely to read your work. How important is it? This depends in part on where you work, and where you aspire to work. The top research universities and institutes pay attention to exactly which journals people publish in, to be sure - though increasingly they're more focused on how much grant money you can bring in, so they can think of you as a revenue source rather than an employee they need to bankroll. Less eminent institutions (including mabny perfectly good ones) are happy to see that you're meeting peer review standards and publishing, period. (Remember, too, that the high-impact journals will be harder to break in to, so you may end up publishing some of your work in lesser journals anyway, just months or years later...)
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There are several journals with varying impact factors. Still we find journals having no impact factor. I want to know whether the impact or importance of a researcher becomes less to a scientific community when he/she publishes a paper in a journal with low impact factor or no impact factor?
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Promotion often depends on the researcher's publication in journals that are in the top quartile of your area or specialty in the Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters), these journals have a high degree of requirement to publish in them, with strict controls and this gives value to the article and its authors. On the other hand provides greater visibility and therefore more likely to be cited.
However, open access publishing its way and if you have done a good research and disseminated by appropriate means this should be equally recognized, and for this there is a new concept "altmetrics", an alternative to measure the impact of your publication.
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Various reasons lead those suggestions to no end.
If you have these suggestions, do you still agree with them? Why did you stop continuing the research on them?
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Perhaps you might enlighten me as to which suggestions you are referring to.  In general, i would say my stance on needed research in the field of gifted education has not changed.  We are in continued need of intervention research that allows us to understand what works with these students in the classroom and in the school and beyond.  Twenty years of work doing this kind of research suggests to me that it is still needed to gain the nuances of understanding how best to understand and implement higher level work with these learners.  We know what to do in general terms but often lack the research base for effective implementation.
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I just used part of the data reported in tables/figures of previous journal articles to create figures for my own paper. I did not redraw the original figure or use the entire table. Do I need copyright in this case?
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Data cannot be copyrighted. It is just numbers. However, you must fully reference the sources of data that you use.
A database could be copyrighted. So I would advise using extracts and multiple sources to inform your analysis.
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I have a couple of papers ready and needs to be published. I am looking for Computer Science (IT, Emerging Trends, Object Oriented Technology, NoSQL) journals.
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ACM Sigsoft Software Engineering Notes - there is no publication charge, but it is not peer reviewed.
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Most people that I discussed this with are sceptical about the "old" citations. But for example the Fisher's test's citation can refer to as early as 1920s when citing the original. What is your feeling about using these old citations, provided the publication is not a historical review?
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If you quote something (200 years or two months old is the same) is because you think that in that reference there is something relevant for your discourse. Thus the one that complained because you did not mention their paper were incredibly stupid and arrogant. The point with 'historical' references is that in many occasions they get to the point in a much more direct way with respect to the newer ones for te simple reason that the first time something is discovered it is often expressed in tne more simple and straightforward way, it is direct to the point and maintains the basic message untouched...
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Impact factor is impact of journal, though its an outcome of the articles published in that journal, but precisely it is the contribution of all the articles published in that journal within two years, not individual articles. For individual articles, citations and quality of the content should be more important, and shall be the only parameter to be used for its evaluation. We can correlate it with the reputation of any school or college. We can rank the school or college at any scale, but when it come to recruit someone for any particular job, it is that individual who need to provide sufficient credentials. Though, candidates from premier organizations are always preferred, but its not that recruiter can blindly pick any candidate from that premier organization. So the crunch to put this example, is actually to ask why we depends on the impact factor, and don't prefer to read articles in non-impact journals.
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I do agree with Dr. Alok and Ashraf. we can understand the importance of Impact factor and no of citations as like you synthesized a molecules that is very effective or you can say 100% effective for a particular disease but it is so costly that no one can buy like wise You published a paper in a very high Impact factor but if nobody is citing it means this is of no use. So in my opinion Impact factor tells you the quality of paper and no of citations tells you the applicability of your research.
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Since many journals have different rules about how to present the statistical data. For example, while some journals require both frequency and percentages to be reported, others allow only percentages, especially category data. There are also different ways to present P-value among the journals. Should there be an integration in presenting the data?
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It would be great to have some standards. Having said that, I think what is important that -- when we are writing our papers, we be mindful to presenting what is relevant to the topic in the paper and ensure that all data are presented to understand the objectives of the paper. I am a big proponent of confidence intervals as compared to p-values. I feel, the p-values don't give as much information as the confidence intervals do. In most of my papers, I try to present both the frequency and the percentage. Have not had a problem with any journals. Better to present both rather than one so that if someone else is trying to cross-check or verify your answers, they will be able to do so.
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Delay in response from communicated journals
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Dear Seema Patel, 
I updated the Elsevier list with a new column: Acceptance Rate, based on Elsevier Journal Finder results. In my view, there is a correlation between the Impact Factors and Acceptance Rate. As writers, we generally want a good Impact Factors Journal with high Acceptance Rate. Thus, I make a new column, i.e., Acceptance Rate times Average Impact Factors. Hope this would be helpful.
The updated file can be accessed at the following link:
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Would it be taken into consideration during publication of research work?
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Quality paper in Quality journal is more important - http://ijaridea.com/Knowledge-Empowerment
"Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration. We must encourage scientific journals to accept studies before the results are in"
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I am curious about what you think of this? http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/jun/05/trust-in-science-study-pre-registration
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Why not, this would be a useful practice hence it should be accepted in Science as Science promotes hypothesis and then results can be incorporated afterwards.
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I'm writing a lit review article and none of the idea is my own. What I'm doing is reading a whole article and close it, then summarize into one paragraph in my own words. Do I have to give citation after every sentence or it is okay to give citation at the end of the paragraph?
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Here is a useful tip: If your whole paragraph is summarised or paraphrased from one source, you put the reference after the closing full stop. (In the unusual situation of only the last sentence of your paragraph being summarised or paraphrased, then you put the reference before the closing full stop)
You have to go beyond one paragraph per paper, although that is the first step.
As Wafa has pointed out: your chosen literature must be "comprehensively surveyed, organized, integrated, interpreted and critically reviewed." This means shortening and even deleting some reviews, expanding others, sorting, and above all showing the linkages, accord, contradictions and gaps in the chosen field. Your introduction and conclusion should be aligned according to your findings, written last and contain no citations.
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I want to know whether my 2nd paper containing different regions in the same gene (for example mtDNA COI) as a molecular marker can be viewed as repetitive publication?
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Hi, John Arrington, I am very glad to see your reply! Thanks a lots for your advice!
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I am currently in the process of additional experimentation to try and convince the reviewers (sound familiar?) to add into supplementary material. However, some of the methods I am using to produce this data are not used to produce any of the figures in the main manuscript. So I'm not completely sure where to mention these methods. Would it be in the main materials and methods section of the manuscript making reference to the supplementary figure? Or would I briefly describe the method in the supplementary figure legend? Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is my first time going through the publication process firsthand. The journal is Infection and Immunity if thismakes a difference.
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If the journal has not mentioned a number-of-words-limitation for the type of the paper you have submitted, then you can add the extra methods inside the paper. Otherwise, you may add in appendix and reply to the reviewers that because of the journal's requirements and limitations in number of words, we added the related methods to Appendix or Supplementary file.
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For example, for Behavior Research Methods, instead of "Paper cited" there is "PubMed related articles". Therefore, the papers cited do not appear as citations for the cited authors, which is a pity. Do you know why and how to fix that ?
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PubMED related articles is not necessarily a citation and could be due to a computer search. ISI is very strict about what is a true citation. If these are truly citations then the journal editor can fix it by changing the heading to references and making sure they are quoted in the text. The slowness of ISI is often related to the speed at which the publisher sends them the paper version. often publishers send the on-line version but then bundle a set of paper versions. ISI will not process references till they have the paper version.
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I'm currently writing my dissertation, there's a lot of reference managing. However, when I start writing, it might be difficult to change the software, so I want to choose the best one from the very beginning.
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I am a little surprised that Zotero has not received any votes yet, in this discussion. I believe that Zotero is way more user-friendly than Endnote, while offering same functionalities (and more, in some cases). Plus, it is FREE ,which is something to consider even if EndNote is free for you right now, through your institution. Once you graduate / change jobs, EndNote will no longer be free, and the costs keep growing. Like many software vendors, Thomson Reuters (EndNote's owner) is very good at using new versions as a way to make its users pay again. And again. Zotero, on the other hand, is open source, so you never have to pay (unless you choose to store all of your files in the cloud -- then you pay for storage).
There are many ways to compare these programs. Here are a couple of links to good comparison tables. But ultimately, you have to make your own decision, based on how long you are planning to use the software, how much material you plan to handle (300 references? 3,000? 20,000?), how you prefer to store, handle, name, index, annotate etc. your large PDF files (full-text books, theses, long articles), what field of studies you are in, etc. etc.
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Many instances of plagiarism have been detected in journal publications recently. Thus, I would like to know how we can ensure ethical conduct among researchers given the current explosion in publications.
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Just making every misconduct known to a wide auditorium?
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Manuscript publication is a quite longer exercise specifically for the new researchers.
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It depends upon the particular journal in which the manuscript is submitted. Leading journals maintain a good database of reviewers for each research area and give only limited time to review. One can expect review output within 15-40 days. Other journals may not have a good database of reviewers and it takes time for the editor to find appropriate reviewer and get his nod for review. Nevertheless, there are journals which often send review report only after four months which is their nature or policy. Sometimes, reviewer also may take more than couple of months to comment on the manuscript. 
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Sometimes researchers are unsatisfied with the list of authors of research articles, questioning why someone is left out or included, or questioning the amount or type of contribution of co-authors. What are the best practices to be fair and to avoid debates? Do you agree about the list of authors in the beginning of the research project? How do you discuss alterations when something unforeseen happens?
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Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.
If I have a paper to write, I usually invite the research team right in the beginning. Each one will take different topics that interest them. We also decide the authorship and decide the tasks. That way everyone is clear with what they are supposed to do. In my research career I have seen many unfair practices including giving a prominent author position to their spouses even if they have not contributed. Now that I do my own research I have learned to be very fair, decide everything in the beginning, and give appropriate credit to all including my students. It is always better to be transparent. This maintains the morale of the team and respect you a great deal.
Hope this helps.
Changing the hypothesis post-hoc
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How often have you been "forced" to change the hypothesis or basic premise of your study by reviewers? Is that not a complete disservice to science? Is it not technically unethical? You plan and carry out a study, and then reviewers tell you that no, you were actually testing something else, and then you re-write the paper as if you had intended to test something else from the start. Now there is a new publishing model to force people to be honest. http://editorsupdate.elsevier.com/short-communications/journal-cortex-launches-registered-reports/
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It happens because reviewers are not prepared to be reviewers and authors are more interested in publication counts than in scientific contribution. Why I decided to study some topic? Because I identified a doubt! Then I designed a methodology, performed the trials, found meaningful results that will contribute to science. But someone else that probably did not understand my work and results says that I have to change the subject of my work. And I will do it just to be published? That's not science!
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I discussed open access journals with my Professor and want to publish 3 papers this way, but for phd it`s necessary that the journal is JIF-indexed. I can`t find a journal where it`s possible to publish open access without paying high amounts of money.
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If you can't find a suitable OA journal, then consider publishing in a non-OA journal and depositing your peer-reviewed manuscript in an OA repository. Here are some details on how to do that:
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A conference paper presentation gives you a platform to interact with people of the same field but journal publication is generally considered superior especially with a good impact factor. What do you think?
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In my point of view, I think that we can gain useful and novel ideas from both proceedings and Journal papers. However, each of them has a couple advantages and drawbacks.
+ Advantages of Conference Paper (Proceedings): (1) takes short time for feedback (Nearly one or two months depends on the conference). (2) Presenting the work done so far. (3) Interacting with international audience working in the same field. (4) Negotiation and feedbacks.
+ Advantages of Journal Papers: (1) frequently peer-reviewed (i.e. the paper will carefully evaluated for errors and possibly rewritten a couple of times). (2) Higher Impact Factor compared to Proceedings. (3) High quality papers with deep analysis. (4) Useful Feedback from reviewers, etc…
+ Drawbacks of Journal Papers: (1) takes longer time for feedback (nearly a year in some high impact factor journals). (2) Research topic may become outdated as a result of publication delayed.
+ Drawbacks of Conference Paper (Proceedings): (1) some conferences take whatever you send them if you participated in the event. (2) Less feedback from reviewers, etc…
Should we pay for our own publication?
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Writers and authors want to be published. Granted, there are those who are happy with the act of self-expression for its own sake, and aren't the least bothered if the results of that expression remain in a box in the back of the closet. Most of us, however, write because we want to be read, to be "heard." Getting published, however, is surely the most frustrating task writers face. Even when we follow every piece of good advice, studying the markets, sending professional query letters, formatting our manuscripts to precise specifications, and spell-checking until our eyes cross, publication often eludes us. Often, we never even know why. When the yearning for publication meets the frustration of rejection, writers become vulnerable to temptation. This is the point where many of us succumb to the notion that if publishers won't pay us, perhaps we can achieve our goals and dreams by paying them. Currently several journals (whether open access or subscription ones) apply publication and acceptance fees for accepted manuscripts and this amount is sometimes so much for young author! Do you agree with this type of publication? Isn't it considered a scientific business?
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Dear Barba, I just want to give you a supportive comment of using private funds for conference participation. Even before I was enrolled in a graduate program, I used my own money to go to an international conference in comparative endocrinology which was to become my research field. I had nothing to present and I went alone. However, as this was before computers and e-mail, I had been enthusiastically writing letters to all the established scientists in my field of interest asking for reprints of their papers - that's what we had to do in these days). Making long story short, during that conference, I became the lifelong friend and collaborator of many of the top scientists in the field - it certainly made it possible for me to go on to a postdoc at UC Berkeley a few years later. Going to that conference using my own money was without a doubt the best investment in my scientific career I've ever made ;-).
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I have come across many researchers who are not / have not published their research findings. There could be many reasons for this. What are the main reasons that prevent / discourage them publishing their work? What can their colleagues do to encourage them to publish the findings?
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Many researchers will not publish their findings - especially earlier on in their career. There are multiples reasons and it may just need one or more of them to prevent it happening. The main reasons tend to relate to; time, apathy, 'losing the moment', worn down by the reviewing process, perceiving the 'glass ceiling' affect, lack of confidence, over-critical reviewers and supervisors, 'moving onto the next project' etc. The only way to encourage publication - is to set up systems that 'reverse' all the points mentioned - and that cannot be achieved overnight.
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To which of the following would you give priority?
Impact factor?
Editorial Board?
Publication Fees?
Subject oriented?
Fast publication process?
Citations?
Any Other?
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It has influence labs and is classified globally and be in a specialized field
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When I am publishing a paper on a research made jointly with masters or doctoral students, I normally prefer to put the primary "experiment maker" as the first author, myself as the last author and all the others in the middle of the list without any differentiation. This was the more or less commonly accepted system when I was a Ph. D. student and I considered it to be the most logical and convenient for everyone.
However, recently I see that another system is starting to prevail. According to this system, the group leader or supervisor is the 1st author, while all the others come after him. Not that I like or dislike it, but I would like to understand, what order of authors you and your colleagues prefer.
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Dear Alex,
this is actually a question of different cultures in different scientific disciplines and also instututes or nationalities and varies from alphabetic order to some kind of weighting, Tiia mentioned. I published together with one author team twice and we choosed alphabetical order once and a mor weighted order the second time. The question "who worked most" should eventually be tranfered into "who added significant progress". Anyhow, when I am the supervisor my student (master or phd) is the first author, even whenn I had the most mental input. In any case, be shure to clarify this at the beginning of a cooperation.
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Writing with a foreign co-author can sometimes increase the chance of getting your work published (e.g. if you wish to get data from abroad). Do you find your co-authors at conferences, through colleagues' recommendations, Researchgate, Linkedin, Facebook and other websites, or have they found you?
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Tiia, sometimes it is more difficult to collaborate with somebody IN THE SAME BUILDING :) compared to somebody THAT IS IN A DIFFERENT CONTINENT !!!
I would say that, as long as the two co-authors have the same mindset, the LOCATION makes approximately ZERO difference !!!
Currently, I am writing a research proposal with a collaborating faculty who is on vacation in India, and he Skype's in. Aside from the 12 hour difference, there is about a zero difficulty. We use Dropbox to share documents. I make a change, and he sees the changes in about 10 seconds. We have scheduled Skype meetings at 10AM, which works good for both US and India ...
Last year, I wrote a similar research proposal with a faculty member who was at a conference in Romania. We used Facetime on IPhone for the meetings. It was like he was here :)
Last month, I submitted a conference paper with a Ph.D. student that I just accepted from Iran. He is the primary author, and I am the secondary author . There was zero difficulty in co-authoring. Again, we used Skype for regular meetings, and Dropbox for sharing documents ...
Technology has advanced to the point, where the entire planet is a single click away !!! I love this :) If two people have the mindset and can co-author, location is no longer relevant parameter.
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Normally, the publisher requires 30% difference for copyright and other reasons. What do you all of you do? Do you still publish or give up? If you do publish, how? How does the 30% difference account for in the materials changed, added, deleted? Thanks for your views.
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I had such a case once, though the editor asked for 50% difference. I simply used half of my published article with minimal rewording and some stylistical changes, and i wrote the other half as a completly original addition, with the theme of the book taken into account. I would think that "30% difference" (your case) means that the editor will look for at least 30% original, not previously published material in your submitted contribution. In my opinion, changing 30% of the sentences without adding new, original content will not be enough, but you can always ask the editor for clarification.
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I have many clinical photos worth publishing. However, it is difficult to publish them in prestigious journals like NEJM or BMJ. Can anyone introduce me to journals in general or internal medicine that publish clinical photos?
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Akbar - in that case, most clinical journals will publish photos if they are 'unique' and the study presents them as so. Otherwise - best to assume that they will not.
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I have some sequences and I want to publish on PubMed.
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Primarily you should have to submit your sequences to GenBank using Sequin or other tools after that If you want to publish any paper related to your work than include obtained accession numbers for your sequences in your paper or articles.....
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I'm trying to get a paper, and the author is unresponsive. It's from the early 80's, so the author may be retired and not practicing anymore.
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Why do not you put the paper title and reference here? Maybe someone on the internet can help you.
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How can you speed up the subtly related processes (submission/review/acceptance/publication) of publishing an article? What is the rate-determining (slowest) step?
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Very good work and very poor work gets the response quick. Papers on the borderline, goes for the 3rd reviewer and takes long time for review. Just hope the papers go to young reviewers and not old professors who are mostly engaged in administration and traveling.
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From the academics and also research & development perspective, views needed separately.
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Patent=good publication+IP
I am sure that there is no need to talk about "article vs patent". For example, the Japanese articles are often accompanied with a pre-filed patent application.
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In the peer-reviewing process, many times the feedback is mixed and I guess this must cost the editors some headaches. I wonder how does an editor deal with this in the case when no major flaws to the submitted work have been pointed out. Half of the reviewers give it a thumbs up whilst the other half give ti a thumbs down.
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They tend to review it themselves and go with what they feel is the right thing to do. There is no rule, usually you'll get asked to alter it in some way. It's common sense, you revise and re-submit.
I have recent publication with my name on it with a typographical error. How can I correct it thus include it here?
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Below is the publication.
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I suggest you contact the editor to discuss the error.
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Though H-index seems promising as it gives the idea about impact of a work on science community. I wonder that Impact factor and H-index are connected in some way. How do we calculate H-index?
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Thanks to all.
As Dean has mentioned that IF is popular, despite the fact that it doesn't reveal actual impact of authors. If we talk about practical scenario, in India most of the funding agencies, high profile interview bodies, academic institutes and etc consider the IF as an important criteria to evaluate one's research potential (Plz note that I don't have idea about international status). Now if authors wants to improve their IF then they may have to bear loss on citations because most of the restricted access journals have high IFs. On the other hand, open access journals may help get more citations
but what about IFs then? There may be a few classic exceptions to the point, I have discussed here.
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Please provide your expertise on the more obvious publications as well as less traditional web presence (i.e., webpages, social media). What has worked for you and how did you implement it? How do you feel about press releases regarding research?
I'll note that my research is on medical students' perceptions of the health reform, so self-representation is a key component as I discuss findings on a national stage.
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I would hope that the 3 most important ways to gain a positive reputation in your field would be to:
1. Be good at what you do.
2. Be good at communicating what you do.
3. Be good at collaborating with others.
Sadly though, I'm not sure that that these actually are always the most effective ways to gain a positive reputation in many fields. I wonder whether undertaking too many activities for the sole purpose of increasing one's reputation can be beneficial in the short-term, but harmful in the long-term because it could result in a somewhat inflated or false reputation that colleagues might eventually see through?
What are open access medical journals (related to maternal & child health) which have no publication fee for authors and have a good impact factor?
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Article is related to low birth weight in Pakistan
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For papers on MCH, you might consider the MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health Collection (http://www.ploscollections.org/maternalhealth). Authors for whom the publishing fee for research articles presents a barrier are encouraged to select the PLOS fee waiver when submitting an article to PLOS Medicine.
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Digital object identification.
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Recently, I received an official answer from RG team, that when you upload a research item here, you can create DOI in certain circumstance (i.e., for preprints, thesis), and not for an article or a conference paper because they would have DOI from the publisher.
Who has the right to publish data in a case of a conflict between a Master student and his Supervisor?
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I have a case in which a master student has finished his thesis and graduated and wants to publish his data, while his supervisor rejects to publish. in such a case, can he publish a lone?
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I believe the Thesis belongs to the school and the masters student......the supervisor was more or less like a coach. His/her role was simply to guide the student on what to do, how to do it and when to do it. The supervisor can only publish the thesis if and only if he had advanced upon the work and he has to reference the thesis which was the brain child of the project.
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Does anyone have access to Journal of Nanocience and Nanotechnology, I need full text of two articles?
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if you need a specific scientific article is the best that you request that goes directly to the author or any of authors by email, usually tend to send it.
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I think it’s better not to share a closed access published document (Article, Book and Etc.) in order to avoid violating copyright law until it will be freely downloadable by publisher.
What do you think?
Please share your opinions to help each other understand various ideas!
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I publish my papers for all of you interested, not for the publishing company. So, I want you to have access to all of them as smoothly as possible. As Martin suggested above (10 days ago), I upload all papers to RG, and some of them are full text. The others are present at least as abstracts. Researchers can request the full text by email, and I'll send it right away w/o claiming money. Letting you have a read of my papers is part of my professional work not commerce.
Caveat: Some predatory publishing 'companies' specialize in harvesting articles to compile books for selling without telling the authors. That's not fair use, nor is it legal. Let's fight this, where we see it.
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Is anyone aware of a 'gold standard' treatment for painful bladder syndromes associated with inflammation? As far as I can find, there are numerous 'recommended' treatment strategies (RTX, Botox, NSAIDs, various instillation methods), but no single option suggested as the best.
I am working on behavioural characterisation of a pre-clinical model of bladder inflammation, and without a pharmacological standard to test with, I am left with characterising the behaviour and inflammatory response.
Does anyone else have similar experience working in an area with limited treatment options? Has it affected your ability to publish findings?
(personally, I feel that as long as a study is not claiming to investigate pharmacology, characterising a phenotype linked to clinical symptoms is still worthwhile, especially if translational links can be made)
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interestingly in many IC patients there are a number of imflammatory markers high and the special ulcer, full of mast cells...I see quite a number of these patients and the first treatment is with the mast cell modulator and the natural analgesic palmitoylethanolamide; here the context:
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As a researcher and therefore a reader of papers, I often encounter poorly written papers, full of grammatical and spelling errors. Of course, one cannot fully blame the authors -- many researchers are not native english speakers (myself included), and some only speak english at a very basic level, or not at all. However, some publication platforms (journals, magazines, transactions and so on) have editors listed: a group of people that tends to change per issue or a set of issues. My impression was that editors edit the papers for publication, mainly focussing on formatting and language (with feedback from authors, of course).
However, reading papers from a Lecture Notes in Computer Science issue, I'm quite certain that language isn't part of what editors do. Some articles, especially those that come from Workshop and Conference proceedings, often lack editing, sometimes to the extent that the paper is (for me, at least) no longer understandable. However, I've even noticed this problem for Journals. In addition, my reading experience seems to indicate that the problem is increasing, which would be a rather troubling fact that could be addressed by editors or by reviewers. I expected this to be addressed by reviewers; the quality of text is important to the correct communication of information. On the other hand, it may be unfair to non-native speakers to consider language in the review process.
Thus, my question actually consists of two parts:
1. What is the 'job description' of an editor?
2. How can the research community as a whole (authors, reviewers, PCs, readers, editors, ...) improve the situation?
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An editor is someone who has a strong command of language and also a good knowledge in the area he/she works with. Such skills are not "gifts" because, as every professional, an editor has to take substantial training and seeks continuous education. You will found editors' job description at http://www.amwa.org/ or http://www.councilscienceeditors.org, and also at http://www.bels.org/.
I believe that most of scientists, specially in developing countries (which is my case), should pay more attention in format, language and style of their paper, unfortunately, the lack of "worry" leads to rejection!
I Hope this helps!
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I have noticed some people on research gate have up to 30-50% of papers co-authored with the same individual, who also has high overlap with other individuals. Others show relatively minor overlap. You can see this by looking at the Top Authors link and seeing how many publications a top author has co-written with a person. Is this a sign of a truly collaborative partnership, a sign of different standards for co-authorship, or a sign that some researchers are non independent of one another? I ask this because in the Canadian NSERC funding system, individual grants are supposed to be evaluated based on the quality of the researcher. When people always co-author with the same individuals it becomes challenging to assess them as independent from their co-author. What are people's thoughts on this in terms of evaluating single grants to a research lab?
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Thanks for the response. This particular issue is relevant when it comes to evaluating not only scientific couples, but when evaluating tenure or promotion applications in departments where strong collaborations have been forged. Collaboration is good. Collusion, if it is occurring to produce repeated co-authorship, is not. I guess that goes without saying.
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I would like to know what category to apply in a congress
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@Kusum, the essential parameter for review papers is a new/distinct view on all the literature available on your review topic. What methods do the studies use, how are they organised, any common rubrics? Work out new overall insight.
There may be many papers to review or only 21, but be sure you cover all relevant sources. You don't want to get caught falling short of references, especially of the important ones (those that are cited).
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I mean, do you get the impression that the last author has contributed more than the coauthors? Is being last better than being somewhere in the middle even if you're not corresponding author? I think so but I actually don't know... Open to interpretation I guess, but I'm interested in your opinion.
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Thanks, I think most people consider the last author to be a stronger contributor than the coauthors "in the middle", even is the last author is not the corresponding author. I agree that it is good to let young independent researchers become the corresponding author when they have led the project forward.
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I am looking for a journal which does not impart any publication fee. Can someone help if they know
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IJSCT Transaction B