I want to include an image in my lecture-note paper written in English. The image elements are fully made with non-English language. Below I show a part of the image:


I use this image because a reviewer commented:

The authors could have given fig 1 with the actual example of the
contest data.

And the contest data is Persian, however I want to publish it in prestigious proceedings.

I want to know if it is wrong to exactly use the data or I shall use the translated format?

I have been involved in a research lab for a while now. I have a set of peers who work on related, yet non-overlapping fields.

I find myself uncomfortable when other’s works get accepted in some research venue (journal or conferences). And, so do I believe that others feel the same when my work gets accepted.

However, though it might be common in the research labs, I feel it is not a good sign and it, in some way, restricts me to open up my discussion on my ideas on any problems. Further, others also do not discuss much on their own ideas and their working problems. It is obvious that discussion among peers could lead to better research and outcomes.

  • Is it common for others who have experienced such behavior during their graduate studies? Or, is it a paranoia?
  • How to handle such uncomfortable feeling inside the lab and feel positive?

I did speak with some of my professors and still, I can not let this useless feeling go away from my brain.

I’m finishing my dissertation and entering the world of a tenure track assistant professor. Does this sound like a good strategy for publishing?

  • Find a topic for a review article
  • Find a relationship (or a couple) to support a meta-analysis
  • A paper (or more!) from my dissertation
  • A replication study
  • Joining 1 (at most 2) other projects from faculty at my new institution

This could put me on track for 5 or more hits before I’m up for tenure. Thoughts?


Here are some bits from comments:

  • Field is Information Systems (business school, behavioral not economic)
  • I’ll be at a hybrid University (some would probably say leaning teaching)
  • 2/3 teaching load
  • summer support for research for first 2 summers
  • Tenure requirements are 5 hits with 1 preferred in our top journals (6 to choose from with some flexibility)

We are writing an article in which we should give a figure (a satellite image; not a real map) to make the ‘preliminary’ section complete and understandable.

However, drawing the image ourselves is not possible. However, as the image is related to a well-known problem, it is available in various Q & A forums. The same image can be found in multiple such forums and we do not know the original source of the image.

In such a scenario,

  • Would it be unethical to not cite the forum in our research paper?
  • If we must cite any of the available forum links, how are we supposed to cite the image?

A few years ago I worked in a lab as a visiting researcher (something like internship). As the result, I had to write a short report which at that moment didn’t look like a proper paper.
Recently I’ve discovered that my supervisor literally 3 months after my leave decided to present a conference paper with the results of, well, our work (at least I think that these two documents contain the same idea).

I do prefer to keep my old works and emails so that I can always check and find something. It seems that I sent a copy to my supervisor and the paper was submitted approximately one month later.

Since it’s not so common, I’ve asked my former supervisor already and I’ve got a reply “What are you talking about?”. Now I’m confused and feel a bit stupid because I might be wrong as well.

I’ve checked related questions:
Is it plagiarism for my thesis advisor to publish a paper using content from my thesis without citation?
What should I do if my master's advisor used a figure from my thesis in a publication without citation or acknowledgment?
and I need to clarify my problem a bit. The idea of the project came from my supervisor, I was needed as a person to read a lot of papers and to do a lot of routine calculations (6 months(!)).

Is there anything I can do now? It’s not like I care now about a conference paper, however, at that moment I was looking for a PhD position and all professors kept asking me about my publications and results of my internship.
And I’ve sent that letter already.

My paper was accepted at a good conference after 3 reviewers cleared it. After proof reading for the publishing, I sent it to the editor with approval.
However, now I have realised that there are 2 mistakes in the paper: 1. One of the equations dependent on time is using t instead of t+1 2. One of the equations is using best instead of best_i.

The editor has told me that the paper has been sent already for printing, and nothing can be done anymore. Can someone suggest what might be the best course of action now?

Would it be allowable (or prudent) to resubmit a book proposal to a press where it was once rejected, provided it was revised afterwards? If so, what elements should be different or included in the new proposal, besides an updated writing portfolio/CV (i.e. a note on how and where it was edited)?

Some journals require keywords besides the abstract to ‘describe’ the published article, some don’t. See for instance with keywords http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X16301788 and without keywords http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12313/full
I was wondering whether there are guidelines or recommendations how to choose such keywords? For instance, has each journal a list of keywords that you can use or recommend scientific societies/associations a certain standard of ‘how to set up meaningful keywords’? Or do paper authors just make up their own keywords?

A third co-author C of a study in 2016 available on-line (under subscription) want to re-use the data (included in the figures or tables) of this paper with for others co-authors (A, B, D, E). Co-authors C and A are in conflict.These data will be presented and analyzed in a different manner to support its own and new data set in a paper that Co-author C want to submit as unique author. Co-author C will only use the published data (and not the raw data) of the study of 2010. Some raw data are available on-line (under subscription). However, co-author C only collected but not processed an insignificant part these data. After asking the editor permission that co-author C have (he is limited to re-use only 3 tables or figures), do co-author C has the right to publish part of theses data in a new paper as a unique author? these data are considered to represent (30%) of the data set for the new paper. Does the co-author C has the right to re-use the data without permission of the others co-authors (A, B, D, E)? The same may be also applied to the raw data already published as supporting data? IS the co-author C allowed to include in “material and method ” or in “results” section some brief sentences describing how he gets the some of these data and these previous results in its new paper as unique author?
The PI request to include all the co-authors (A, B, D, E) for the new publication of co-author C. Co-author C is not agreed as most of the co-authors (A, B, D, E) did not participate in the elaboration, analyze and writing task of the new paper.