Questions related to Research Paper Writing
I am writing a paper and I am getting plagirism around 14 percent in my main varaibles. eg one of my varaibles is green human resource management (GHRM) and i am getting similarity mostly in this term wherever I have used it in my paper whether in short form or full form. how can I avoid plagirism in this part as I cant avoid mentioning it.
I would like to get an opinion from you guys on this issue. I would appreciate any feedbacks.
Recently, a narrative review paper was published (2022) on the same subject that I published (2021). When reading the paper, I found a lot of similarities. I realized that the authors cited 32 papers that I also used (they used 193 references and provided an up-to-date on the subject). So far, OK. The majority of people would say this is not a problem. My results were organized in a table after search methodology. Then, I realized that a lot of the data in the table is in their text, often verbatim, but they cited the original papers. However, when I looked at the references, I realized that chunks of their references are in the same order as in my paper. For example, one of the chucks have 7 references in the same order as in my table of results. The same happens in other parts of the paper. Their research did not use any methodology (so we don't know how they got to their results), and my table is not in alphabetical or chronological order. So, even if researchers write about the same subject and use similar papers, it is very rare to see chunks of references in the same order. I also see a lot of rephrasing of ideas from my discussion and conclusion. Due to all these, I feel like there is a strong evidence of plagiarism. It looks like they used my table of results to compose part of their paper, but did not give me credit for it, although they cited my paper for other unrelated minor details. Reading their paper carefully, I also identified several sentences which citations are wrong. For example, a big paragraph refers to an original paper as the source of info, but when you go there, that info is not from that paper. Knowing well the subject, I found several mistakes like that. There is also a lot of citations using non-peer-reviewed articles from blog/news posts. So, the authors were very careless with citations and referencing previous works. Review articles are difficult to prove plagiarism, and often people regard it as subjective and say there are no clear guidelines to identify it. Softwares don't catch everything. So, my question is: are these reasons that I explained (especially having those chunks of references in the same order) enough proof to contact the editors of their journal?
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Recently, I found an article that has been published in IEEE Access (DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3045008), which is directly copied from a research article of ours (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-019-04213-z). A lot of figures and tables, and the text in body of the paper are same as our published paper. Moreover, most of the data are the same or have been only slightly changed and the text in the finding and discussion section is also mostly identical. We can see the same text with the same references (see the attached file).
Regarding this essential problem we sent an email to the editor handling of the paper. Then, the first author of the paper sent us an email, in which he tried to persuade us to forgive him. In fact, he confessed to committed plagiarism and asked us for mercy. Following reporting the problem to the EIC we received an email from IEEE Access as an investigation outcome as follow. "In the present case, we performed an investigation and discussed the case with the EIC, IEEE Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and myself. We believe that the article overlap is small enough that it does not warrant any further investigation."
We spent so much time on our paper, and they have just looked at our paper, modified it, and written another one. This is not fair at all. What can we do now? I would appreciate any kind of help.
I am a research scholar and I am writing research paper. Is it possible to get published in different journals? In such case DOI issue will be there. Please clarify.
What happens if we upload the preprint of our work shortly after submitting the manuscript to the journal? Does our manuscript get plagiarised owing to matching contents with our own preprint? Or the Editor will consider it? I am extremely curious to know what occurs next if such happens. If so, the correct time to post a preprint is soon after the acceptance of the manuscript, right?
I am interested to improve my citation history on my research work.Can anyone suggest me how to get maximum citations ? I would like to write research paper with research gate friends.Kindly come and join hands with us so that we can get good citations.
Neeraj Kumar Sharma
I am interested to improve my citation history on my research work.Can anyone suggest me how to get maximum citations ? I would like to write research paper with research gate friends.Kindly come and join hands with us so that we can get good citations.
Neeraj Kumar Sharma
It is very easy for publishing a paper in high impact factor journals if applied modern statistical tools and incorporated complex graphs and figures that may have no practical utility to end users like resource poor farmers.
I am a final year MBA student in India and I need to make a detailed report on any one function of my specialization,i.e. Human Resources, I'm looking for suggestions as to where should I start or what are topics I should explore to make my report worth my time as well as the professor's that will be grading it.
All suggestions are welcome and if you can also share the pre-existing material I can refer to for the same, would be highly appreciated.
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I am a young researcher and preparing myself for master's related to image processing, computer vision and ai for autonomous vehicle.
I have worked on various projects but confused with their publication that which one will be better in conference paper, journal or the book chapter. It will be very supportive if anyone suggest the best one?
Can we use the same procedure from published papers without rewording materials synthesis/reaction steps for new paper writing?
Many times it happens, the rewarded sentences are difficult to understand and follow. Unless some modification is done in the procedure, rewording is meaningless.
Dear researcher, What is your opinion about this?
I wish to know, how to give references in thesis and research paper writing for the reports prepared by government organizations or other global institutional setups like BP Statistical review of world energy, International Hydropower Association (IHA), International renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) etc. ?
Hi. I'm currently a 3rd year student who is currently taking a course that involves research writing. I would like to ask if you can help me by giving me recommendations for our protocols to follow in terms of handling rats and administration of plant extracts to the said test sample. My research will tackle the potential contraceptive effect of a certain plant, namely from the Terminalia genus (Terminalia microcarpa Decne). Any studies that will be in line with my topic would be a great help for me. Thank you very much for lending your time reading my question.
I have conducted a study on socio economic and cultural barriers to access health care among the particularly vulnerable tribes of West Bengal and I want to publish the data . So, my question is the data too old to publish ?
Also, I am searching for co-author(s) to collaborate for writing research papers related to the aforementioned study and any other papers related to qualitative research in health.
Hello, Great Researchers,
There is a high growing interest among scientists especially the highly experienced ones (NOBEL PRICE WINNERS) nowadays for publishing their research output as pre-print or e-prints without bothering about the peer-reviewers views of any journal especially the high impact factor journals. They believe that any body is free to give his/her opinion on their research and that is their opinion.
Please, could you drop your opinion about this issue? I will appreciate!
I hope you are doing well. I have been working in the field of computer vision and image processing. I planned to write a review paper on Lane detection for ADAS of Self-driving vehicles/ Autonomous vehicles.
I have studied recent papers online to gather information and ideas. Also, scrolled different sites to have ideas on the patterns of writing review paper and their formats. But, can't satisfy myself with their writings.
It would be great if anyone suggest me the resources to write a review paper. Also, it will be helpful too if he/she share his/her experience or strategy to write a review paper.
Thank you for your time and available suggestions.
Now almost all big publishing houses have started Open or Gold access schemes where we, the scientific authors, need to pay thousands of USD or EUROs or GBPs as article processing charges (APC). So, the authors are the consumers of the journals or publishing houses paying for their impact factors.
The publishing houses have employed non-technical or non-subject specific editorial support staff for checking articles' physical issues, not contents.
We all are facing a delay-dealing process by these staff before the actual scientific review start.
I/we can share some of my/our experiences:
Case-1. One journal has returned our article after five days of submission. We had uploaded two figures. Figure-1 was PRISMA and figure-2 was results derived from the study. Under the online submission declaration section, it asked to upload PRISMA (we marked as figure 1 with legend PRISMA). We did that. Under the figure category, we uploaded figure 2. We could not upload figure 1 again as it was already uploaded under the declaration section, which was mandatory to upload. We had a legend in manuscript figure 1 with PRISMA. We have also mentioned in the letter stating the problem.
The cause of return was figure 1 missing. The person who read it could not even distinguish by figure legends.
Case 2. One journal has returned our article before sending it to the editor/ reviewers. The reason was that by mistake, we wrote 'conclusion' instead of 'conclusions'.
Case 3. One journal from has returned our article after almost four weeks. The cause? Why did we add ethical issues under the method section and again under the declaration section? However, it asked to add ethical permission under the declaration. We have detailed descriptions of ethical issues under the method section.
Cases can go on and on.
In all cases, these minor technical issues could be easily fixed after the reviewer's comments during the revision of the manuscript.
The scientists plan for research projects, apply for funding, including APC charges, conduct research, write articles, and submit to journals for publication and publishing by paying the APC. As the consumer, I am losing time for this silly problem that we can quickly fix during the revision of the manuscript. We shall we be always at the receiving end? Why do the publishing houses exploit us even through these silly issues and delay-dealing process?
sometimes teachers need increase enhance the motivation to write articles in college students and how can do it, in your opinion.
I wrote a review article in some thing, but before submitting it, there is a similar one was published in another journal. what is the percentage for accepting mine (from prospective of novelty)?
Can it be published in high impacted journal regardless the similarity.
What you advice me to do?
I am currently working with other engineers, developers, and researchers in the field of ML and DL. We can work with vision, language, time series, and regression tasks.
We are wondering if there are other researchers interested to join in our next project?
Research writing (DL/ML)
We can perform the said requirements and possess these skills as well, we just need additional members to boost our productivity and also creativity for better contributions.
All projects will be published in high impact journals accompanied by our open source code.
Dear Respected Researchers,
I am doing a research about software tools that are being used by researchers. Mainly I am interested in: which tools are you using to help you organize, write research papers, and how's your overall experience using them? If you can share, I would really appreciate it.
Lets say you know very well the basics about writing, contents, formatting and style. Right before submission (your research is complete), do you focus only on the instructions for authors of the selected journal? Do you try to make the best/catchy title ever? Select a specific editor? do you contact the editor/journal before you submit? In short, Do you have a formula/method you apply? would you share it?
Language editing is a major concern for authors who do not have English as their primary language. Problems with grammar, language, and syntax can result in the rejection of manuscripts from international biomedical Journals. The editors and experts often recommend professional editing which can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars. This is not feasible nor affordable for the majority of authors and researchers based in developing countries who do not have sufficient funds or institutional support.
Many online language editing softwares are now available but the better ones have limited functionality for the free version for example Grammarly.
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Can you please, write some SSCI, SCI, and ESCI indexed journals which also CHARGE for publication? Number of issue per year and publication charges does not matter.
I really appreciate your suggestions.
How can you decide the judgment on a specific article whether it is good or not, is your judgment depends on the title of the article or the abstract or the publishing journal or something else?
Please, share us your opinions about the discussion
In many cases, the reviewer may suggest that the author reads this or that article to supplement their literature review.
But it is correct to get suggestions for various quotes?
What would you do? Would you argue against suggestions? Would you inform the editors? Would you give up the publication?
Some graphs plotted by dedicated experimental setup software need to be replot in different format, scale or for other various reasons. Many times the separate data in tabular form is not available. Can you please suggest the best tool for graph points extraction in such cases?
I have the desire to follow up on recent topics in the above-mentioned topics in particular and strategic management topics in general. What are the journals, websites, researchers, and sources that you advise me to follow periodically to stay in order to recent research in this major.
Importance Note: I am in Syria and I have the desire to conduct comparative research between Syria as a country within a crisis and other countries, and I can participate in administrative research if any of you have the desire to find a partner to research I am always available to work together.
Writing is at the very heart of academic life. As researchers, we spend years of our life building our research. However, many of us still suffer when it comes comes to academic research writing. Writing your research efficiently is one of the most important aspects of getting your paper accepted.
Warmly welcoming your advice.
I aim at proposing a mindset/method as a supporting tool in an emerging filed... what can be the process of proposing:
1) LR: previous "almost" similar projects have used this mindset, and benefited from it
2) decomposing the current field's aspects/sides
3) "debating" how these components can benefit from this mindset
4) "resulting" that this mindset can be a supporting tool
is it a rational and reliable process?
if that field's experts disagree, how should I convince them?
I want to use a software for writing research papers. Please suggest a software which can provide multiple journal formats and automatically modifies standard research paper as per the requirements of the journal.
I have received comments from three reviewers. many of the comments are similar.
do i have to respond to the comments of all the three reviewers individually or can i write a consolidated response to all the three reviewers' comments.
please suggest me in this regard.
thanks in advance
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Both strategies: High Impact Factor or established journal - have different functions, other positive aspects and other limitations are not fully comparable.
Which strategies are considered to be more appropriate depends on the privities who the researcher writing the scientific papers deems more important. In the context of this issue an important question arises: Do you publish in scientific journals with a high Impact Factor but representing related or other fields of knowledge against the scientific specialty of the researcher who sends his scientific texts for publication?
Do you, however, publish in journals with a lower Impact Factor, which represent the field of knowledge in which the researcher specializes and writes his scientific texts? Which strategy is chosen by individual researchers, scientists and research and teaching staff of the university depends on whether the prime points are collected IF for the institution, which the researcher affirms, or more important is the citation of written texts in a given field, but more important is the issue of publishing in magazines whose titles are closely correlated with the problems of scientific texts written by the researcher.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, the following question is valid:
What are the key priorities for you when choosing a scientific journal for publishing scientific texts?
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
Many students are familiar with trying to find free plag check services and running their papers and dissertation work through them. I was wondering if seasoned researchers also run their papers through plagiarism checkers, paid or free. Or do you trust that what you wrote would be plagiarism-free as you have written it honestly? I know many people also raise the concern that plag checkers store your files, while others say that it does not do any practical harm.
I am curious about your stance on this. Do you use plag checks? If yes, which ones?
Hello everyone. I am a student of Economic Major. That's why I need to write a report base on economic problems or business problems. I feel difficult when I want to write the conclusion and Abstract part of a report. I need your help. Can anyone give me any advice on as an economics and business major student how to write a wonderful abstract & conclusion part of a report?
I am looking for a recent diagnosis for chikungunya virus through computational biology techniques.
I apologize in advance if I come across as ignorant. I am trying my best to educate myself on LGBTQI+ community and how to write them in academic writing.
I have a sample of X participants in a qualitative study. One of them identifies as a transwoman. 3 belonged to other sexual or gender minorities. I don't want to end up being insensitive in my writing. Of course, a transgender woman is a woman. What I am having trouble with is that - are the terms "male" and "female" assumed to be cisgendered?
Should I mentioned that: Y number of participants were cisgendered: M males and N females. And Z participants were from gender minorities (and include trans participants in the second sentence?).
Or should I take the route of M males and N females (where trans participant is included). and Z participants were from gender minorities.
It took me some time to put forward this question because I feel like I am not able to frame it properly. So feel free to ask if you need clarifications from my side.
Do you know of any applications that help adjust references in a manuscript to a journal's stylesheet? I am familiar with Mendeley but I was wondering whether there is program that does not require prior uploading cited papers (just as Mendeley does).
Thanks a lot!
We have carried out in-depth interviews of participants during and after the COVID-19 lockdown in India. We are using thematic analysis to understand people's experiences.
At the moment, we are writing the results in 2 parts: Phase 1 results and Phase 2 results with separate discussions and a general discussions. Each Phase has generated 5 themes. Making it a total of 10 themes in the entire study. I understand that many researchers and authors suggest to not go over 5 themes in a thematic analysis.
However, does it have merit to have 10 themes in this case? Or is it recommended that we further reduce the themes. What would be the optimum number?
Edit: My first phase has 46 participants and the second phase has 35 participants
For non-natives, a manuscript is often rejected based on the reason that idea is not presented clearly. Please ask a native colleague to proofread it.
There is no offense to say that I am non-native and have been facing rejections for the same reason. Concerning this, please guide me 1): how do you ask someone from the same field to modify/proofread your manuscript? 2): how do you develop trust in that person? 3): if one agrees to proofread and modify, which rank he/she deserves on the authors' list? And 4): is it okay to approach a full professor to do this task?
Looking forward to answers and guidelines by experts
Note: I have a complete manuscript that requires a native speaker to work on it.
Details; quantitative research, time-lagged cross-sectional design, emotional labor, organizational behaviors, individual-level data, and bank employees.
In-text cross-referencing is crucial for citations and also tables, figures and sections etc. It seems Mendeley and Zotero do not have a feature to do this, EndNote does seem to have this feature but is not free. This problem can be bypassed by using LaTex, but I know many researchers who prefer using Word for a variety of reasons.
Hence I'd like to share a simple method I designed to achieve that functionality in MS Word and have a written an article describing that on the Cognitive Applications Research Lab Blog here: https://blog.carlresearch.org/research%20tips/research/paper%20formatting/2020/11/12/Add-cross-referencing-in-your-paper-pdfs-created-with-MS-Word.html
This method can be seen in action in my post-print here:
I hope this is useful for anyone writing papers in MS Word. If you know such a free tool that already exists to do this, please so share it as well. Hopefully, in the future, someone might create a script/macro for this, making it even easier.
During working on a doctoral work, how do you manage to work on journal articles and get them published while not affecting the intellectual intensity and quality of your major doctoral dissertation?
I know it gives another chance to resubmit after major revision. But could corresponding author consider "Reject & Resubmit" as a simple reject, and submit the article to another journal? Should corresponding author ask for permission of previous journal?
I recently came across an assignment to write a essay based on a question. I have never had these kinds of essay before and have no idea how to start off.
How will someone (an author from specific research article) evaluate these readings? (several articles)
How will Ellias et al. evaluate these research articles?
I was wondering if anyone know what kind of essay is this.
I am looking for a research partner who has ample experience in the FE modelling for structural retrofitting with any commercial software and has access to it. You need to conduct series of FE modelling (in ABAQUS/ANSYS/DIANA/any platform of your choice) for retrofitted structure (beam/columns) and verify the experimental data (experiment already done). It's not a large task, once material model is verified you need to run few simulations. I am expecting article writing assistance as well.
If you are interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV. Please let me know your experience regarding FE analysis.
Creswell has explained that observation in qualitative research is when researchers write field notes about frequent phenomenons whether it is structured (with prior questions) or unstructured (without prior questions) in the research field. A few months ago, I joined a course of quantitative method in a school in the Netherlands, it says that research (qualitative and quantitative) should be objective that means anybody should be able to get the same results based on the description of the assumptions and procedures, all measurements, and these elements should be clearly and explicitly defined prior, leaving no room for subjective interpretation. What about unstructured observation when we have no pre-defined concepts? How do we make sure other researchers won't make a different interpretation?
Looking to publish a paper quickly in the field of energy. Research is related to Microgrids and PV. I can pay for open access however journal should not be a low rank.
recommendations needed and suggesstions are welcome.
Some researchers are writing about this technology and saying that it has problems with interference when the product is wet or is placed where we find metal structures, as warehouses.
I am writing my dissertation on the effects of Covid-19 on Dubai's economy. I have made a questionnaire with a mix of open ended and closed questions/answers. I have also conducted 10 interviews with a mix of employees and business owners to understand how their work, income, and spending have been affected and also to see what they expect from the government to do to improve the economy and what the future holds for the economy.
I have my data, I just don't know how to implement it. What methodology to use? What data analysis tool should I use (if needed)?
Robinson and Lowe (2015) doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12393 advise that a literature review (non-systematic review) is 'Not suitable for Journal publication'' and I am interested to hear opinion on the benefits of a 'Focus Article' for early stage research students. When exploring new innovative treatments or controversial developments in a clinical area, I find that the benefits for an early stage Postgraduate area as follows;
- It introduces a new concept or treatment and alerts readers to its potential and the objectively measured or theorized principles about how it may work to benefit patients.
- It gets the Postgraduate to search the background literature, the main potential future collaborators and in the process of writing up the 'Focus article' allows myself as supervisor to really start to understand the area of research.
- It gives a new Postgraduate student confidence regarding the writing process and allows them to understand the different evidence based designs.
- When published it allows the research student to attach to emails requesting development of a steering reference group and shows potential collaborators what our research group is interested in. The fact that it is published indicates a certain Professionalism from the research student.
- It can be included in project development on Research Gate and creates potential links with other like minded researchers.
From your experience have you used focus articles for any other purposes/benefits other than those above?