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How do math PhD admission committees view reading courses when your university doesn't offer graduate classes?

I go to a small liberal arts college most people haven't heard of, but I really want to get a PhD in math from a decent (top 20-ish) school. From what I can tell, many serious PhD applicants have a ...
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31 views

Publication Strategy for book manuscript

What's the best strategy to submit a book manuscript (on media literacy)? I assume I'd start sending my prospectus to the top publishers in that area (Teachers College?) and then I'd slowly work my ...
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Where can I find out data on enrollments by faculties (or departments)?

I would like to find out which faculties or departments are the least represented in the world... where can I start? :) One idea is to check which faculties have the lowest number of admissions or ...
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1answer
158 views

Does publishing in journals known as “predatory” hurt one's reputation?

Does publishing in what is known as a "predatory" (such as OMICS) journal diminish ones reputation? Do these publications help at all when applying for grants (or do they impede ones chance)?
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80 views

Rejected article submitted to other journal?

Once an article submitted for publication is rejected can I send it to another journal? If so, what are good criteria and tips for doing that?
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Cambridge physics PhD without part III? [on hold]

Although Cambridge's website says that it only needs a Masters degree (or even a good four year bachelor's), I hear from a lot of people that in practice, entry into the Cambridge PhD requires Part ...
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1answer
66 views

Dissertation formating: should foreign words and Latin abbreviations be italicized?

In English language non-fiction books, it used to be common that foreign words were italicized, including abbreviated Latin words and phrases: op. cit., et al., ceteris paribus, ex post, and so on. ...
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86 views

Redoing a masters at a higher ranked university

I have finished my mathematics undergraduate degree in the UK at a low ranked university. I just missed out on a 2:2. I struggled with modules such as statistics and Operations research but excelled ...
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40 views

Is it possible to conduct a research project on my own and then publish it? [duplicate]

I am a bachelor level psychology student and I would like start my own research project independently. Since studies have to be approved by an ethics committee, is it possible to conduct the study ...
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1answer
192 views

How to ask summer research advisor for publication?

I'm an undergraduate currently doing summer research with an REU program. I feel that the research we've done this summer is publishable (although what do I know), and I'd like to do that, especially ...
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5answers
641 views

Accepted subject to minor revisions. How should I list this in my CV?

I submitted a paper to a good journal in theoretical computer science. Today I received an email from the editor stating that the status of the paper is: "Accepted subject to minor revisions". The ...
4
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1answer
608 views

Is it wise (and common) to publish in a peer-reviewed journal without an impact factor to prevent impairement of one's own mean impact factor?

I recently found out that a team of colleagues published in a journal without impact factor, though peer-reviewed. According to my supervisor this happens sometimes when the study cannot be published ...
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49 views

copyright regulations for and sharing implementations of previously published computer code

For my research i programmed several optimization algorithms as close as possible to their original implementation/explanation when they were published. The original codes were some times described ...
4
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1answer
75 views

How to reference observational evidence?

Talking about work practices at a business, and hearing first hand from the manager how the employees conduct their work - how can I reference this anecdotal evidence in an academic paper? ...
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82 views

Am I ready for PhD or do I need more experiene [on hold]

I am currently an undergraduate pursuing Masters in Mathematics as well Bachelors in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. I am currently in my final year and have just started with my Masters ...
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4answers
68 views

Resources to improve presentation skills [on hold]

I will defend my thesis soon. It would be great if someone could suggest me any good course or resource to improve my skills.
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2k views

How to revoke my old paper from a fake journal (waset.org)?

It was like more than 6 years ago, I was an undergrad senior in a south asian university, we did not have much internet connectivity back then. I wanted to publish something on a journal/conference ...
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62 views

How to publish new results for a paper under review?

I recently sent a paper for review to a conference whose results will be out in 4-5 months. In last few days to the deadline, I've been tuning one subsystem, which didn't work out by the deadline. I ...
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5answers
2k views

Should I write my master's thesis in English, as a non-native speaker?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's degree Program in Statistics in Italy. I just started working on my thesis and my advisor asked me if I wanted to write it in Italian or in English. Apparently, ...
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132 views

Median age at doctorate by field of study and country?

This excellent answer to another question offers some statistics on median age of doctorate recipients from U.S. universities in 2009, across different disciplines. However, we know that there is ...
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404 views

How to highlight a novel dataset creation in a research paper?

I'm currently working on a minor problem in information extraction. The idea behind the system is relatively simple and contains small modifications of existing algorithms. However in the process, I ...
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10 views

Is it lawful for naturopaths to present themselves as doctors in the US and Canada? [migrated]

Some naturopaths put "Dr." in their title (without completing a medical or any other doctoral degree). Is that legal?
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How to help a postgraduate student to write a book [on hold]

How to help a person who has already completed her post-graduation but has also secured a result much weaker than her expected result during the completion of graduation,for writing a higher secondary ...
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24 views

Software engineering conferences [on hold]

Anyone knows about software engineering conferences helding in 2015 with submission deadline in august or september in Canada or USA? I know http://www.wikicfp.com/ web site, but it doesn't list all ...
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2answers
81 views

Paid leave for a graduate teaching assistant

For quite some times this question has popped up to my mind. In many jobs, you can take paid leave for some days. As a PhD student (F1-visa) in US, I am being supported by the department in the form ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I assess my potential for a career in pure mathematics? [on hold]

I am an undergrad computer science student thinking about switching to pure mathematics. I enjoyed all the math courses I took but I found really hard to keep up with some of them and did poorly this ...
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1answer
94 views

Where does the money earned by universities in the USA from sports activities go?

In the USA, professional sports is big at many universities. Many, if not all, get a lot of money from such events (e.g., broadcasting rights to ESPN, or from different sportsware/equipment companies ...
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1answer
74 views

Re: Terminated from D. Health Science program E.B.D.. Possible to apply to different program?

I concede this is similar to a few other questions, but any help would be appreciated. My husband completed the twenty coursework requirement for his D.H.Sc. with a 4.0 G.P.A. from the online ...
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1answer
48 views

Is it possible to be admitted to Mechanical or Chemical Engineering grad school with only a minor in the field? [on hold]

I am a rising undergraduate Junior in the Computer Science program at UC Berkeley, and I recently developed an interest in both Mechanical and Chemical Engineering. At this point it is too late for me ...
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17 views

Relevant university for Master application [on hold]

What ranking range of English speaking universities in Europe may be suitable for someone with 2:2 degree who wants to study a master degree in (preferably theoretical or algorithmic )cs?
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1answer
68 views

What is a brief announcement?

What is a brief announcement in terms of accepted conference papers? For an example, see here
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2answers
116 views

How to give a good lab tour?

I am often called upon to give a "lab tour" to visitors, including but not limited to: prospective graduate students candidates for summer research positions (including undergraduate and high school ...
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0answers
111 views

Seriously conflicted about a graduate program option

I'm hoping I can post with only 1 karma in this exchange, so here goes... I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Botany from a state college on the west coast. Since then, I've worked for the Forest ...
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4answers
108 views

What features does Adobe Illustrator lack compared to Microsoft PowerPoint for making posters?

I have used Microsoft PowerPoint to make posters so far, and I am considering giving Adobe Illustrator a shot for my next poster. What features does Adobe Illustrator lack compared to Microsoft ...
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1answer
534 views

Is it ethical to withdraw an accepted manuscript for financial reasons? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript, which has been accepted. Its publication is pending payment of publication fees. I need to withdraw the manuscript due to financial constraints. Is this ethical?
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2answers
933 views

How to advertise a paper to increase citations?

Of course, the best way to improve citations is to write good papers which presents sound, interesting, and important results. However, assuming that one has a nice paper published in an important ...
2
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2answers
102 views

Can someone who works in tech industry still publish research unrelated to their main job function?

It seems to be a common trend nowadays that high paying jobs in the tech industry tend to have both a combination of employees from STEM related fields and non-STEM related fields. Also, I know that ...
3
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0answers
137 views

Age limit for research position or posdoc on pure mathematics?

I have read the questions in this website regarding age and PhD. But I couldn't find on age limit for specifically for pure mathematics and for an academic career (research position / postdoc / ...). ...
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42 views

Which university should i join [on hold]

I got 2 offer letter from two individual university .One from Turku university of applied science (subject Information technology, country Finland) and another from Estonian information technology ...
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3answers
2k views

Should one apologize in response letters to reviewers? If not, why not?

A student co-author drafted a response letter to the reviewers in which they apologize numerous times. I found this strange, but I can't pinpoint why. Question: Should one apologize in response ...
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1answer
832 views

How to handle salary negotiations while negotiating a postdoc position?

I am a couple of months off my defence and started thinking about postdoc possibilities. I seem to have an opportunity at a very prestigious lab in the U.S. (I'm currently located in Europe). After ...
1
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1answer
77 views

Online Postgraduate (Statistics / Mathematics)

I decided to begin an european online Postgraduate (MA, MSc or none) related with Statistics or Mathematics. The restriction of european ones, is because I'm spanish, and the tuition fees are way ...
14
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1answer
891 views

How to react to your work being cited incorrectly or in a misleading way?

This morning when I opened my email I was very excited to find a Google Scholar update telling me of two new citations from two different sets of authors each to a different paper of mine. As usual, I ...
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70 views

Why does Switzerland have such a strict policy in terms of medicine studies for foreigners?

I have been browsing for information on language requirements for universities in Switzerland, and on a page studyineurope.eu I accidentally read a quite interesting note about studying medicine in ...
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2answers
100 views

For graduate admissions, focus on bachelor thesis or other research publication

Given a student coming to the end of their undergraduate career working on both a thesis for their bachelor degree as well as a separate research project in a research lab, which would hold more ...
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1answer
43 views

How to find strengths and weakness? [on hold]

How to find out our strengths and weaknesses which we can mention in our resume? As we have many weaknesses but can't tell those which can stop our selection.
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1answer
87 views

Is grad school out of the question? [duplicate]

I am a current chemical engineering student with a 2.8 GPA and two years research experience and one paper in the works of being published. Is being admitted into a chemical engineering or ...
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4answers
1k views

How should I react to emails from unknown (to me) book publishers?

Since my Ph.D., I have occasionally received emails from publishers (that I've never heard of before) about writing a book. They all seem like mass emails that have my name and some title of a paper I ...
3
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1answer
123 views

How much does the participation to online predictive challenges (DREAM, Kaggle, Innocentive) improve your resume?

I'm getting curious about all these online predictive challenges going on, such as DREAM, Kaggle and Innocentive. Surely they all are good occasions to work on new projects and new ideas, to know ...
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0answers
82 views

is it rational for students to prefer exams earlier to later? [on hold]

related to: Is it fair to offer students a last-minute extension to finish a test? Some of my classmates (in major subjects, in the same program as me), particularly in the undergraduate level (grad ...

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