Category Archives: Academia

Unethical services in academia

Today, some people contacted me on LinkedIn to ask me if I have any papers where I could sell the authorship. I was quite amazed that someone would ask me that… But I have heard that it is something that … Continue reading

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Unethical reviewers in academia (part 3)

Previously, I wrote two blog posts about unethical reviewers in academia (part 1 and part 2). It is not that I like this topic, but today, I will talk again about that. Why? Because, I keep encountering them, unfortunately. It … Continue reading

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Turnitin, a smart tool for plagiarism detection?

In this blog post, I will talk about Turnitin, a service used for plagiarism-checking by some journals and conferences in academia. I already wrote a blog post about this, which you can read here: How journal paper similarity checking works? … Continue reading

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Abnormal Google Scholar Profiles

Today, I will talk about signs that show that something is wrong or suspicious with some researchers based on their Google Scholar profiles. I will talk about this because I have recently received many CVs and while browsing Google Scholar, … Continue reading

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The problem with Short Papers

Today, I will talk briefly about short papers at academic conferences, and the problems that they create (in my opinion). For those who don’t know, several conferences can reject or accept papers as short or full papers. A short paper … Continue reading

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A Tool to Generate Reviews of Academic Papers

Writing reviews is important but sometimes repetitive and time-consuming. Hence, today I built a tool to help automatize the process of review writing. You can try it at the website below: The Review Generator ( http://philippe-fournier-viger.com/reviewgenerator/index.html ) This tool let … Continue reading

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What I learned from being a journal editor for two years?

For over two years, I have worked as associate editor-in-chief for a major journal published by Springer. For this job, I have handled around 500 papers from all the steps of the review process. Recently, I have decided to stop … Continue reading

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Delayed Conference Notifications

Today, I will talk about the delay for conference paper notifications. This topic idea came to me as I observed the reaction of some Twitter users to the AAAI 2022 paper notification. What happened? Briefly, I was looking at the … Continue reading

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Paying to be a keynote speaker?

Recently, I received an e-mail from the organizer of an event in the UK called “International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ” from a website called UnitedResearchForum, where the organizers asked me to participate as a keynote speaker: From … Continue reading

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The “Top 2% most influential scientists of 2020” according to Stanford

In recent days, I see many posts on Linkedin about researchers that mention that they are in the list of the top 2% most influential scientists of 2020 according to Stanford. Here is an example: I understand why people post … Continue reading

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