Questions related to Research Paper Writing
AI technologies like ChatGPT significantly impact research paper writing, offering benefits like increased efficiency, improved accessibility of knowledge, and enhanced writing quality. They can aid in synthesizing literature, suggesting methodologies, and even idea generation, saving researchers time and effort. AI also democratizes access to complex research findings and assists non-native English speakers with language quality.
But will it reduce our thinking capability?
I am embarking on an exciting project: a narrative review focused on the dynamic and ever-evolving field of Nursing Informatics. This review explores the latest trends, challenges, and innovations shaping the intersection of nursing, information technology, and healthcare.
I seek passionate co-authors interested in contributing their expertise and perspectives to enrich this endeavor. Whether you're a seasoned researcher, a practicing nurse with a keen interest in informatics, or a student diving into this field, your input could be invaluable.
As co-authors, you would play a crucial role in researching, writing, and refining the review. This collaboration offers an excellent opportunity for professional growth, networking, and contributing to significant scholarly work.
If you're interested in joining this project, please contact me at email@example.com with a brief introduction of yourself, your professional background, and why you're interested in this project. I look forward to hearing from you and potentially collaborating to make this narrative review a comprehensive and insightful resource.
Hello, ResearchGate community,
My name is Jessica, and I'm applying for PhD programs in Computation Cognitive Science, focusing on AI development. One of my scientific friends advised me to publish my research paper about Software Engineering and Cybersecurity from my grad school on arXiv, but I am not sure if those papers are publishing quality. What are the quality standards for the reviewable paper which is helpful for my PhD application? Is it ok if I upload my paper on ResearchGate to get comments? Thanks!
My research thesis submitted but I have experimental data so I want to publish that data before viva examination.
Please suggest me any reputed journal and fast response journal name also free publication.
I am currently working on a narrative review and I need to know how to proceed with the format. Do we need to present the findings in a tabular format?
Example opening statement:
Parent education to understand and navigate ASD has been noted as integrally important for supporting individuals with ASD.
Example closing statement:
In recognising and responding to the need for ASD capacity-building at the micro level, the next section will discuss meso-, exo- and macro-level responses to foster change in the context of Eswatini.
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?
The use of AI in research writing is growing these days, and on the other hand, studies show unethical concerns for the same. Hence, it is important to get your kind attention about this.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is rapidly expanding and entered every sector with almost mixed reactions for its utility. Kindly share some views backed up by strong examples.
Firstly, thank you for your help in advance :)
As I'm writing a draft version of my research, I found that I've been using words like furthermore, moreover, additionally, found, key role, a study conducted by and highlighted a lot. Is there any list of words you recommend to use to expand my horizon?
This topic has generated a lot discussion on the ethical implications of using language models like ChatGPT in academic settings. It drives us to consider potential biases, accuracy issues, and professionalism in academia while employing such technology. Furthermore, it encourages the investigation of alternate ways or complementary approaches that can improve academic success while resolving concerns about the incorporation of ChatGPT.
By considering the use of ChatGPT as a catalyst, and given the controversy surrounding their role, what are the potential benefits and drawbacks of introducing ChatGPT or similar language models into the academic product creation process? and does it assist the academic researcher in producing an efficient and engaging academic output, or does it cause the researcher to lose their ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely and conveying arguments in a logical and convincing manner?
Here is a simple method for writing research papers with appropriate addition of recent scientific papers as references & realtime data addition in research papers using ChatGPT. This adds references from current year. Great method to ease paper writing.
Can we able to access editors/reviewers comments on a research paper ? If so How ?
Also I’d like to know which journals publish the comments of the editor/reviewer in a scientific paper so that we can know the authors response and how they are defending.
One point from my side is : eLife journal publish Decision letter and author response.
Henry Mintzberg did his Ph.D thesis studying 10 executives. He wrote a book about ten different role of a successful manager. Frederic Taylor invented the scientific management theory By observing the work in the factory!
Adam Smith studies the pin's factory and wrote a book about the Wealth of Nations...
What are the basis for good theory? Is it a statistical rigorous approach? Or is it à in depth understanding of the reality? How can we write a good theory which is a statement of causality! A Good theory help us to understand or predict the future
As we know, there exist a section called Abstracting/Indexing of a particular Journal where you can know whether the Journal is SCI/SCIE/ESCI/SCOPUS etc. But if the mentioned section is not listed there on the Journal home site, how do we know its Abstracting/Indexing? Please let me know if any alternatives are available.
There are some situations where the randomization procedure is not possible within the study setting considering the contamination of study interventions among the study participants. In such conditions, if one hospital is used for the experimental group and another hospital for the control group, the study has no randomization procedure for allocating the study participants to either group. Can this study design be a randomized controlled trial or does it needs to be called a non-randomized controlled trial? Kindly share your expertise.
The posttest-only control group design is a basic experimental design where participants get randomly assigned to either receive an intervention or not, and then the outcome of interest is measured only once after the intervention takes place in order to determine its effect. This design differs from the pretest-posttest randomized controlled trial by requiring no measurements before the intervention. I request the experts to share opinions on this.....
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?
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it! :-)
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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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?
In stead of searching every database engine separately? E.g to find a journal indexing I should check master journal list to know if it is ISI and check SJR to know if it is scopus or Ncatalog to know if it is medline, etc
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.
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.
Please share your experience of using online language editing software with their and strengths and shortcomings. I have been Trinka for 4 months now with excellent results and would highly recommend it
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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.
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When writing research/academic papers it is customary that one cites and references his/her work appropriately. Some papers are brief while some are a little more voluminous ranging from a few pages to several numbers of pages. There are referencing softwares available to make the work much easier than it could be. However, it remains the writer's/author's responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their work. While some authors might want to use referencing softwares, others would prefer doing their work manually. Furthermore, different fields require some specific referencing styles such as the APA or Harvard referencing style. However, some journals specify what referencing styles they support.
On one hand, advantages of using referencing softwares could be appreciated when working on several numbers of pages, however, there is no guarantee that the softwares do perfectly. On the other hand, some academics/authors would still be very much comfortable spending time doing manual referencing and reviews.
What referencing style does your academic/professional field use? Are they different from what the journals you publish in require? Do you prefer referencing softwares over manual referencing? What referencing softwares do you mostly use and why?
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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?