CHAPTER 6

Misconceptions and Tips for Paper Writing

In the previous chapter, we have given an overview on the process of paper writing, submission, and reviewing. In this chapter, we focus on some common and major misconceptions and flaws that junior researchers and graduate students often have when they write their first research papers. These flaws are language-independent — that is, native English speakers often make them too. Ironically, it is often much harder to correct those language-independent flaws than grammatical errors in English, and thus, supervisors may need to be forceful in correcting them, and correcting them early, before the Ph.D. thesis is written. Publishing a series of papers in competitive journals and conferences during ...

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