Category Archives: General

Why Journal Special Issues are Popular?

In this blog post, I will talk about journal special issues. I will talk about how special issues of journals are organized and why it can be good to submit to or organize academic journal special issues. What is a … Continue reading

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Some funny or interesting websites related to research

Today I will talk about a few websites that are somewhat funny and are related to research. Auto-reject ( https://autoreject.org/ ) This is a website that let you automatically generate reviews to reject papers. The reviewer need to check some … Continue reading

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How to cite equations in a research paper?

Today, I will talk about how to cite equations in research papers, and give a few advices that may be useful to researchers. The idea of this blog post comes from a discussion that I had with some colleagues about … Continue reading

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If I would do a PhD again, what would I do differently?

Recently, I gave an invited talk at University of Pisa in Italy (online). A PhD student asked me: If you would do a PhD again, what would you do differently? In this blog post, I will answer this question, which … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Today, I would like to wish all readers of this blog and users of my SPMF data mining software a merry Christmas and a happy new year! This year has been a special year due to the worldwide pandemic with … Continue reading

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Conference Badges: the Best and the Worst

Today, I talk about my collection of conference badges that I have collected since I was a PhD student till today. I have attended over 50 events and have kept all of the conference badges except maybe one or two. … Continue reading

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The 10 most cited papers in our “Data Science and Pattern Recognition” journal!

As some of you know, I am editor-in-chief of the Data Science and Pattern Recognition (DSPR) journal. This journal has started in 2017 and four volumes have been published already with 28 papers, which I consider as a success. One … Continue reading

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Is it a good to change research area?

In this blog post, I will talk about changing to another research area for researchers and what it implies. Moreover, I will talk about what is a good research area, and the importance of continuity for researchers. I will also … Continue reading

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Why it takes so long for a journal paper to be reviewed?

Today, I will talk about the review process of journal papers and why it sometimes take so much time for a paper to be reviewed. It is a question that is often asked by young researchers, who are sometimes impatiently … Continue reading

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A few errors to avoid in research papers

Today, I will write a short blog post just to give a list of some common errors that I observed recently in some journal and conference research papers: Using a reference number as the subject of a verb. For example, … Continue reading

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