This summer, I present a paper at two conferences. I submitted the paper to the conferences earlier this year, then improved it significantly and submitted it to a journal where it is now under review.
I now presented/am going to present my paper with the updated contents, in the form more or less identical to what I submitted to the journal (i.e., no differences that would be visible in a 15-minute presentation), because it makes no sense to present the old version with certain weakpoints.
Now, I seem to have sparked interest in fellow researchers that came to me after my presentation. One wants her Master student’s thesis to include a large, comparative literature review, for which she would love to receive the full version of my paper.
The other is researching in the same area and would like to “just” read my paper, without having mentioned any “specific” usage.
Can I send to them the most updated version of my paper, in the form that is currently submitted and under review at the journal? I understand that me distributing the paper when I actually want the journal to publish it and distribute it for me could be a problem.
Should I disclose this to the journal? Their guidelines for authors mention only submissions to other journals explicitly.
Furthermore, is it common practice or perhaps risky to send out relatively finished papers that are sent out to a journal? I would overlay a watermark over all pages, “do not circulate” or similar, is this reasonable?
One of the two people asked me if I submitted already, and I told her it is under review. I was not sure how to interpret that she asked this question.
Is it possible to publish the same article in multiple journals published in different languages? for instance I have a published SCI journal article but for local research community I want to publish same article in domestic journal as well and vice versa.
Will it be consider self-plagiarism?
How to deal with the copy right issue? Considering the publishers of both jouranls are different.
I have a very general question. Say I have written 10 papers, published them independently in different journals over the years – could I then just take these papers and make a book out of them and publish that, or is there then a copyright on the published papers which would prevent me from doing that?
Who/what determines the order of articles appearing in an issue of an academic journal? Does the editor or the publisher decide this? A few examples reveal that it is not alphabetical by author or title. Is order determined by time (i.e. when each paper is accepted), or does the order indicate how the editor/publisher perceives the potential impact of each piece?
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I am working on a technical book. Planning to publish with Amazon’s Createspace.
Decided on a pen-name because
- Real name is too long, hard to spell and pronounce for most people
- Given current political environment, real-last name sounds like I’m in unfavorable cultural group and people have reacted negatively in past (let’s leave it at that)
- Hear lot of stories about people gleaning your personal info from open sources and using it against you (I deleted all my social media accounts in past year)
Question: How do I build a reputation/interlinked publication history in academia that I can claim as my own while in direct touch with academics, without giving away my identity toward random readers of my publications?
I think the question is fairly clear. Someone could have idea A, and write paper A, but then instead of submitting paper A to multiple journals, he or she might re-write the thing into a paper B, but the basic idea is still idea A.
Say the idea is amazing. He or she could then submit paper A to top journal A & paper B to top journal B, and have two top publications from one idea.
This is obviously wrong, and what I describe is extreme, but what would prevent someone from doing this, what would the consequences be? A bad reputation?
There might also be less obvious cases, where parts of a previously published paper are re-used extensively. Is something like this ever o.k. to do? Why don’t more people do it? Or am I just wrong in the assumption that people don’t do this?
PS: I am coming from a Humanities background, I think in some subjects things like these might be more difficult, e.g. in maths or a paper which describes a certain study / experiment.
Say I have submitted a paper, it got accepted, but for whatever reason I would like to publish this not in the next issue, but in a future issue.
Could I ask the publisher to do this, or would this be considered rude? How would I best ask for something like this?
Do I lose copyright if a journal accepts my paper and publishes it? Can I send my paper to colleagues, or is this technically illegal if they do not have access to the journal via their institution (or haven’t bought it themselves)? (whether people do this anyways is a different question).
In short, is there anything I cannot do or that I would be restricted in doing after having published my paper in an academic journal?
The journal Bulletin of Number Theory and Related Topics (Boletín de teoría de números y temas conexos) does not seem to have its own website, from where one can obtain article/paper submission details and instructions. (I am interested in submitting a paper to this journal for possible publication.)
I did find the following search facility for the journal in the Hathi Trust Digital Library. But then again, no mention is made as to the submission details/instructions that I require.
In Chapter 1 of the book New Visual Perspectives on Fibonacci Numbers (Introductory Remarks [by K T Atanassov]), the author mentions (in page 4) that “[he] sent some [of his results] to Professor Aldo Peretti, who published them in Bulletin of Number Theory and Related Topics“. (It appears that Professor Peretti is the Editor (?) of the said journal.) However, when I try to Google for Professor Peretti’s e-mail address, no helpful results are returned. Additionally, I tried to search for Peretti’s papers in the arXiv (if any), and found none, and therefore was unable to get hold of his e-mail address.
I am posting this question here in the hopes that someone with better Internet search skills can enlighten me.
For the publication of a paper each of the joint authors needs to sign a publication agreement with the publisher. Instead, only one author can sign as an ‘authorised agent for joint authors’. Ignoring the specifics of this particular publisher, how does an author become an authorised agent generally in this respect?