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Writing a research paper (2) – choosing a good title

Today, I will continue my series of blog posts about how to write research papers.  I will discuss the importance of choosing a good title for research papers, some common errors, and give some tips. Why the title is important? The title and abstract are some … Continue reading

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Writing a research paper (1) – keeping it simple

Today, I will give some advice about how to write research papers.  This will be the first post of a series of posts on this topic. In this post, I will focus on one aspect, which is to use simple structures and expressions to present the … Continue reading

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Comparing Two LaTeX documents with Latexdiff

Many researchers are using Latex to write research papers instead of using Microsoft Word. I previously wrote a blog post about the reasons for using Latex to write research papers. Today, I will go in more details about Latex and talk about a nice tool for comparing two Latex files to see the differences. The goal … Continue reading

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Write more papers or write better papers? (quantity vs quality)

In this blog post, I will discuss an important question for young researchers, which is: Is it better to try to write more papers  or to try to write fewer but better papers?  In other words, what is more important: quantity or quality in research? To answer this question, I will first explain why quantity and quality are important, and then … Continue reading

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Using LaTeX for writing research papers

Many researchers are using Microsoft Word  for writing research papers. However, Microsoft Word has several problems or limitations.  In this blog post, I will discuss the use of LaTeX as an alternative to Microsoft Word for writing research papers. What is LaTeX? LaTeX is a document preparation system, proposed in the 1980s. It is used … Continue reading

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How to get citations for your research papers?

Today, I will present some tips about how to write research papers that get many citations. Obviously, some of these ideas may depend on the specific topics that you are working on and there is also some exceptions to these … Continue reading

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What to do when your conference paper get rejected?

Today, I will discuss what to do when a paper that you have submitted to a conference get rejected. When submitting papers to a conference there are generally many papers that are submitted and get rejected. This is especially true … Continue reading

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How to answer reviewers for a journal paper revision?

Today, I will discuss how to prepare the revision of a journal paper after receiving the editor’s decision that the paper will be accepted with minor or major modifications. As most people should know, when submitting a paper to a … Continue reading

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Top mistakes when writing a research paper

Today, I will discuss some common mistakes that I have seen in research papers and that every author should avoid ! Overlength papers.  When a paper is submitted to a conference or journal, there is generally a page limit. If … Continue reading

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How to make good looking charts for research papers?

Charts are often used in research papers to present experimental results. Today, I will discuss how to make good looking charts for presenting research results. I will not cover everything about this topic. But I will explain some key ideas. … Continue reading

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