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Can a highly-cited published paper have this type of error?

Many published papers, even extremely highly cited ones by what you call "serious" authors, have issues like these. Consider for example this one which currently has 862 Google Scholar ...
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Which image format is best to use in a scientific paper?

For scientific papers in matter modeling, I always use vector graphics (e.g. .eps, .pdf, or ...
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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?

In summary, your papers on the numerical simulations of shot peening processes were rejected by Computational Materials Science but easily got through the review process at Surface and Coatings ...
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Can a highly-cited published paper have this type of error?

I was actually going to provide this as a comment as this in itself is not a proper answer. But since this got a bit too lengthy for a comment, I am providing this as an answer. It is possible for a ...
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Theoretical paper was rejected by the editor due to no experimental data: Is this common?

This all depends very much on the journal. It is not necessarily something that should make you "feel injured", since there's many journals that allow for the publication of theoretical ...
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How can I learn LaTeX?

As a gentle, free (as in free beer and as in free speech) on-line introduction, I would recommend learnlatex.org. At the start, you choose one of currently eight languages (Catalan, German, English, ...
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How can I learn LaTeX?

I personally started with "The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX", a PDF file that should come with most LaTeX distributions under the name "lshort.pdf". The document claims that ...
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Which image format is best to use in a scientific paper?

Complementary to the answer given by Nike Dattani with focus on file format, I would like to draw your attention to how you present the content visually in photos, schemes and diagrams known as ...
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How do I cite development version of a software?

Doing what the authors prefer Sometimes the authors will have strong preferences for how they want their work to be cited, so I would often try to ask the authors how they would like me to cite an &...
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How to find reviewers for your paper?

This is actually a good question, with not so obvious an answer as it might seem for some people. If what I've written is too much, you can just look out for the text in bold font. My first journal ...
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How can I learn LaTeX?

Learning Latex to create documents is like becoming a mechanic to learn how to drive a car. Lyx is based on the Latex typesetting system, but provides a content-focused "live preview" editor ...
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How do I cite development version of a software?

GitHub has added support for CITATION files. Unfortunately, GitHub's support isn't great. It suggests the following BibTeX: ...
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Why are condensed matter predictions considered on par with experiment, while structural biology modeling receives more skepticism?

If this is happening, I think there's a few reasons: Quantum physics in general is the science subject where the most precise agreement between theory and experiment exists. For example, the ...
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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"?

From a grammatical perspective, I agree with you. It would have been better for them to have said "in molecular dynamics calculations...". instead of just "in molecular dynamics..."...
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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"?

I disagree. Generally the term "molecular dynamics" (MD) is used of a particular kind of simulation, to wit the kind where you model the forces that act on atoms and then calculate their ...
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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"?

Technically, I think you are correct: if you are talking about both molecular dynamics simulations and Monte Carlo methods, then you are talking about molecular modelling. But why not get even more ...
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How to determine the right size of gnuplot terminal output?

I think Camps has the right idea here: Make the image with gnuplot as large as you need, then scale the size down in whatever program you are using to write your paper.
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What are the top journals that focus on or cover matter modeling?

Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation (JCTC) 2019 Impact Factor: 5.011 2019 Total Citations: 33,459 This a popular journal from the American Chemical Society (ACS) that focuses exclusively on ...
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Which data files need to be stored after publishing a DFT study?

Gregor Michalicek noted above in a comment, "I suggest you store everything that is needed to reproduce your results. If a file is just temporarily needed by the calculation and not needed in ...
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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?

I think you may be not clear on how to find a suitable journal for your paper. I suggest that you can copy the title and abstract, then paste them to the websites of Elsevier or Web of Science. These ...
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How to determine the right size of gnuplot terminal output?

Output to a large size with a lot of whitespace (A4 is usually fine) and then trim the whitespace using pdfcrop, a command line tool included in every latex ...
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Research groups focused on applications vs. theory/methodology

Reasons why he switched groups for his PhD "His reasoning for the switch is that he is determined to go to industry after PhD. In his view, an application-focused group makes it easier to ...
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How to check stability of high entropy alloys

You have to use the Calphad method and take into account all possible phases that can be formed with the elements you have in your HEA material. There are several HEA databases for Calphad ...
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