On the problem of promoting scientific work and research

    Based on the article "Reducing the solution of the NP-complete problem" 3-feasibility "to an algorithm with polynomial complexity . "

    Briefly, the fact is that a professor at one of the Russian universities can not get his article published in a reputable foreign journal. And as always, there are those who act on the principle of "the fool himself," and instead of helping with advice, they try to write something angry in response. Since few people will see my comment in the topic because of the unpopularity of the article, I therefore dare to publish the answer in a separate post.

    The author of the article, of course, could describe the essence of the work in more detail, talk about the author, provide links to his other works, monographs, etc. But the problem he is talking about exists and nobody talks about it. I had similar situations, so I will share a little experience and my thoughts.

    1. The difference in scientific schools

    The first and perhaps the most important problem is the conceptual differences in Soviet and European scientific schools. I recently had a conversation with the head of a research center at a German university. The essence of the meeting was that the area of ​​my scientific activity and their center were very similar. There was a correspondence that resulted in a personal meeting. At the meeting, I made a presentation of my developments, provided scientific papers, which, in general, aroused interest. But after an hour and a half conversation the phrase was said: “this is all good, but, unfortunately, in order to work with us, you must be aware of our rules and established concepts that, alas, Ukrainian and Russian colleagues do not have. It's all about schools. This is not to say that the Soviet scientific school is better or worse than the European, it justanother one . This does not allow us to work effectively with the ex-USSR. ” Here it is.

    2. The difference in approaches

    Let's look at the rules for writing scientific articles. We have a scientific novelty in a new method, model, approach, technique, scheme. Note that there are no algorithms and their implementations in the list. This means that we cannot implement a good system, and then patent it or write a scientific article on its basis. In the English-language scientific community, most of the scientific publications on my topic are algorithms, implementations, and sometimes approaches. And it works. But not with us.

    3. Lack of teamwork

    How many people are working with us to solve a problem? Right, one. And every year everyone solves the same problems, or, maximum, the same problem, but they start all over from scratch. We do not have the concept of integrated development at the level of candidate or doctoral work. Only single development. Excuse me, but can you compete alone with Microsoft Research, MIT, Cambridge or Oxford?

    4. Lack of communication skills

    Many of the researchers actively communicate with foreign colleagues, am I not talking about trips abroad and the exchange of experience? Many of the researchers have never performed outside their native university, and if they did, it all worked out at the level of drawing checkmarks. When a person begins to read foreign works, his first feeling is the shock of understanding his meagerness.

    5. Material base and research

    It is not customary for us to conduct concept approval. They did something, an article in some local magazine was spanked - profit! Why build clusters, write implementations, build graphs? This occupation is not for us - they will not give money for it, but you will lose time. And also, no one has heard of test data sets on which you can (need) test your results. The problem is that we weren’t taught to do this, and in the West this is the de facto standard.

    6. English

    The whole scientific world has the main language - English. This is in the scientific world, and in our spherical-scientific world the official language is obscene. Make someone write an article in English. No, I said write, not translate! I agree, many cannot even write in Ukrainian (Russian), but this is not easier.

    7. Attitude

    Throughout the scientific world, there is a leader (associate professor or professor) and several graduate students who are full members of the research team. And only we have a graduate student - this is such a person who will not go anywhere from the submarine anyway and will do everything in the cathedral kitchen, except what he has to do - write science.

    From a conversation between two professors: "Your graduate student will soon have protection, why is he still walking straight?" Yeah, after that, everyone unanimously straightened up and went to write scientific articles in foreign journals.

    And finally, do you mean why all the candidate and doctoral are kept in the archive for 20 years? That, God forbid, did not get to production ...

    I all this led to the fact that the problems of an individual person are few people concern. But the problem is not a specific article or a specific person. Perhaps the article mentioned contains flaws and some gaps, I propose to collectively help a person - with advice, links, experience. I ask the community once again to pay attention to this article and help a person get closer to their goal.

    Thanks for attention!

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