Category Archives: Academia

Plagiarism by Divvela Srinivasa Rao at Lakireddy Balireddy College of Engineering (LBRCE)

In this blog post, I will report on another serious case of plagiarism from India. I have recently found that Divvela SRINIVASA Rao and Kilaru Gowthami  from the Lakireddy Balireddy College of Engineering in Mylavaram, India have  plagiarized my work in a journal paper. … Continue reading

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Why doing a Ph.D.?

In this blog post, I will answer the question: Why doing a Ph.D.?  This is an important question for several students that are doing a bachelor or master degree,. Taking a good decision is important as doing a Ph.D requires … Continue reading

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How to review a research paper?

Today, I will discuss the task of reviewing papers in academia. I will discuss why it is important to review papers, and then give tips about how to review papers and also talk about what a reviewer should do and should not do. This topic … Continue reading

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10 ways of becoming more efficient at doing research

Today, I will discuss 10 ways of becoming more efficient at doing research. This is an important topic for any researcher who wishes to be more productive in terms of research. For example, one may want to be able to … Continue reading

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IEEE and its language polishing service

Many researchers are not native English speakers but need to write research papers in English, as it is the common language for sharing ideas with other researchers worldwide.  Some papers are very well-written, others are not so well-written but are … Continue reading

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The ontology book by Kerry Taylor that was never published

Today, I will report on about something bad that happened a few years ago about a book edited by Kerry Taylor et al. about ontologies that was cancelled without notifying the authors, and never published. At that time, we had published … Continue reading

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Brief report about the WICON 2017 conference

This week-end, I have attended the WICON 2017 conference in Tianjin, China to present a research paper about the application of data mining to analyze data from water meters installed in the City of Moncton, Canada. In this post, I … Continue reading

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Do not link to impact factors, they will censor you!

On July 20 2017, I received an e-mail from a company called Clarivate Analytics Trademark Enforcement ( legal@ip-clarivateanalytics.com ) about copyright infringement for the Journal Citation Reports, a product by Thomson Reuters. They contact with me because a few years … Continue reading

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How to publish in top conferences/journals? (Part 2) – The opportunity cost of research

Many researchers wish to produce high quality papers and have a great research impact. But how? In a previous blog post, I have discussed how the “blue ocean strategy” can be applied to publish in top conference/journal. In this blog … Continue reading

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Plagiarism by K. Raghu Naga Dhareswararao, T. Kishore

After the recent case of plagiarism at the  Ilahia college of engineering that I have reported recently, where no actions was taken at all to punish the professors who have plagiarized my paper, I have found today that another of my … Continue reading

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