Posts tagged: Academic publishing

7 Easy Ways to Alienate Authors from Your Journal

Your high-impact and very important journal will stay on top if and only if you publish papers written exclusively by well-funded groups of famous scientists. Save yourself the trouble of having to deal with small fish by following these 7 easy steps.

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Hot authors and topics in quant-ph in 2016 and how to generate a sexy abstract

SciRate gives instant gratification for our precious preprints on arXiv. We analyse the metadata of the papers that appeared in quant-ph in 2016 to find out the hottest authors and topics, and we train a recurrent neural network to generate fake abstracts.

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Migrating an academic website from Wordpress to Pelican

In pursuit of open science, academics should blog. As good nerds, they should opt for static website generators. Pelican is a great option, but caveats apply.

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Alarming state of browsing academic material anonymously

Cookies, browser-fingerprinting, tracking, and blocking of Tor exit nodes are becoming standard strategies while reading abstracts and exporting citations.

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Reproducible research, literate programming, IPython, and GitHub

IPython's notebook interface combined with git and GitHub makes a perfect tool to promote reproducible academic publications.

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Comparing LaTeX conversion tools

Converting LaTeX to word processor formats is the holy grail of document conversion. Perhaps we are getting closer to a viable solution.

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Make your manuscripts available online

You are legally allowed to put a PDF of your paper online. Pre-publication manuscripts can be published in an institutional repository or on arXiv.

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Analysing three months of academic spam

Unsolicited calls for papers flood our inboxes: here we analyse three months of academic spam to identify the sources.

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