What does it mean to publish your scientific paper in 2020?

Content.

Part 1: Defining science and the function of conference publications.

Functions of conferences.

What’s the problem with this rule? It implies that bad reviews are bad solely because of factual errors. It implies that writing a technical paper is primarily about providing objective or factual information, and that the more subjective aspects of paper-writing aren’t important. The first implication is obviously false, and the second one is more subtly wrong.[…] In a sense, most computer science papers have two components. The first are technical components: theory, algorithms, and experimental results. The second, however, is an argument about why the technical components are significant.” (emphasis ours)

Part 2: Anonymous preprints are a special case of delaying release until acceptance.

What is signaled by top conference acceptances?

Conclusions.

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