Category Archives: Research

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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Some common problems of pattern mining papers

Today, I will talk about pattern mining, a subfield of data mining, that aims at discovering interesting patterns in data. In particular, I will talk about why several papers from that field do not have much impact. This is generally … 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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Two post-doctoral researcher positions in my team (topic: data mining / machine learning)

There are two post-doc positions that are now OPEN in my research team in Shenzhen, China. === Topic === data mining or ML algorithms for processing graphs, sequences, streams or other complex data, pattern mining === Benefits ===== Very good … Continue reading

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Common Mistakes to Avoid when Submitting a Research Paper

In this short blog post, I will talk about some common mistakes that are done by researchers when submitting a paper to a journal or conference: Not respecting the required format or maximum number of pages: Most journals and conferences … Continue reading

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