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Was the Harcourt COVID-19 isolate paper ever published?

It was published in June of 2020 by Emerging Infectious Disease under a slightly modified title. (It's not uncommon for journal editors and/or peer reviewers to require changes to the title of a ...
MikeyC's user avatar
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How do I know if the claims of a scientific paper are generally accepted?

Papers provide evidence for or against various hypotheses, but no one paper is ever a definitive statement on an issue. It is expected that different trials will have different outcomes, both due to ...
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Statistical significance set at $p < 0.05$ or $\alpha = 0.05$?

Definitely α; α is the threshold you set, p is the probability you measure, you compare p to α. If α = 0.05, then you consider p < 0.05 significant. See e.g. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-value ...
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How do I know if the claims of a scientific paper are generally accepted?

@BryanKrause has given a good general answer to this question. One specific approach (which the poster may or may not already have taken) is to look for links on the publisher’s webpage to subsequent ...
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Is it possible to conduct scientific research without actually getting close to the sample/specimen?

It depends on one's field - whether what you study actually requires first-hand knowledge of the experimental subject and the methods of dealing with or not. Moreover, one could invert the question ...
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How do I know if the claims of a scientific paper are generally accepted?

Use google scholar and have a look at the papers that have recently cited it by filtering for the year the citing paper was published. https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=17068797659415407733&...
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Programs/software used to create illustrations and scientific paper ready figures

Stick with „vector graphic design“ applications. They enable you to open .pdfs and move around individual elements and resize them to your needs without losing resolution. Biorender. It has a lot of ...
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Best data repository to publish a large 'plotly' table containing all annotations on a transcriptome?

Journals and services where you can submit your script and manuscript and get DOI: PLOS One F1000 Zenodo CodeOcean
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A compound was proposed by error but then showed very good inhibitory properties. How to argue this in a manuscript?

Be honest (and possibly split the papers). If the compound was identified as an error and you want to include in a paper describing the process of your simulation and the effectiveness of the ...
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