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Is it correct to say "in molecular dynamics we are faced with..." or should it be "in molecular modeling we are faced with"?

In the paper "DeePCG: Constructing coarse-grained models via deep neural networks", it says: "In molecular dynamics (MD), we are often faced with two types of coarse-graining tasks. In ...
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How to find reviewers for your paper?

When you submit a paper to be published, the journal will ask you to suggest at least three reviewers. My question is how to search for appropriate reviewers for your paper?
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Can a highly-cited published paper have this type of error?

Related cross-network post: Have there been instances in physics where different scientists have interpreted the same data differently? Here is my problem: I have been testing a force field published ...
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What LaTeX tools for code snippets are best-supported by matter modeling journals?

I have written papers where code snippets are used much as one often uses equations: that is, a few lines of code are treated as a "display" block that should be part of the flow of the ...
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How to determine the right size of gnuplot terminal output?

When using gnuplot scripts to generate graphs in PDF format, there is the size option. I would like to know how one can estimate the right size of the output graph ...
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How can I learn LaTeX?

I have no experience in using Latex, but I am planning to use it for publishing purposes. Could you please recommend any resources that help me to learn in less time (at least the basics on how to ...
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Which image format is best to use in a scientific paper?

When submitting a scientific paper written using LaTeX, to a journal, which high-quality image format do you usually use?
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Theoretical paper was rejected by the editor due to no experimental data: Is this common?

This may be a sensitive question that may cause theoretical scientists to feel injured. Today my paper was rejected after assigning it to the editor. Here is what the editor said about the reason: &...
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Why are my publications getting accepted without much review from some journals, but getting rejected by the journal Computational Materials Science?

My field of research is computational materials science/mechanics. My work is on the "numerical modeling of shot peening process". This is a typical publication in my field. My work is not ...
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Why are condensed matter predictions considered on par with experiment, while structural biology modeling receives more skepticism?

I have two main modeling research lines: one related to structural biology (including rational drug design, de novo design, polymorphism, etc.) and the other one related to condensed matter (...
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What are the top journals that focus on or cover matter modeling?

What are the top journals that focus on or cover matter modeling? For context: I am a physicist, which is a small field, so I find it difficult to navigate the much-larger space of materials science ...
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