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How can I get my name removed from the acknowledgments of a published paper?

I was actively working in a research project, contributing experiments, hypotheses and analysis. Suddenly, I was forced to leave the program. The adviser stopped to sponsor me and replaced me by ...
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Finding papers that acknowledge a specific author

Is there any way to find all papers that acknowledge a specific author? (i.e., the author is mentioned in the acknowledgement section)
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Supervisor does not ask for opinion of graduate student about an undergraduate thesis that the graduate student assisted with

As a graduate student, I have recently supervised an undergraduate with her thesis work in co-operation with my own supervisor. I took care of the daily in-detail supervision, and my supervisor had ...
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Ethics and acknowledgements

A couple of months ago I've discussed some question (the question itself might not be too creative, as a in-some-sense natural although not asked before followup for an open question that was closed ...
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Acknowledge somebody whose advice is not relevant to the current manuscript anymore?

I received some advice from two researchers, which were helpful at the time. So, I mentioned the researchers in the acknowledgements section of my paper’s early version. After the first draft, the ...
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Acknowledge the proofreader of the thesis

For the proofreading of my thesis I've used the help of a paid lector. My question is, if it's normal practice to include this person into the acknowledgements of the thesis?
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Acknowledge grants (which may indicate conflict of interest) in double blind review?

I have run into a bit of a double-bind for double-blind reviews as an editor. In short, the problem comes down to if reviewers should see an author's Acknowledgements section which cites the grants ...
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What to do when you find out someone else presented your research without crediting you?

One of my collaborators recently sent me a link to a video of someone presenting at a professional conference. In the presentation, they use some of my published research that I did as an intern, ...
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Include logo of cooperating company on thesis cover [closed]

I've just finished writing my master's thesis, which heavily relied on data that I received from a municipality. The data was collected within a project that was mainly conducted by colleagues of mine ...
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Can somebody paste links to examples of phd theses without acknowledgements? [closed]

I read this question and the answers, and found it interesting: PhD thesis without acknowledgements I would like to ask some follow-up questions to this topic. Speaking for myself, I have a long ...
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In what ways can a PHD student who asks me to do some of her work give me due credit for my work?

A PHD (in Computational Biology) student asked me to do some programming for a software application she is developing as a part of her work for her PHD. To be more clear, she is not asking for any ...
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Leaving out unhelpful advisor from acknowledgements? [duplicate]

I’m getting towards the end of a long project and am required to write a dissertation (Bachelor of Engineering) and we have been advised that it’s a good idea to include an acknowledgements page¹. ...
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Is it conventional to acknowledge someone who read a draft of paper but didn't suggest any improvements?

Let us say you have a paper drafted up and asked someone to comment on it. If this someone replied to you with compliments but with no suggestions on possible improvements, is it academically ...
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Where to include acknoledgement for used graphics

In the current technical report that I write, I have used graphic from an online-source where their policy requires that the author of the drawing has to be acknowledged in case that the drawing is to ...
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Should I require a student to acknowledge or change a color scheme from a common paper?

When I wrote my first paper, I experimented a bit with different colour styles until I found one that was both clear and aesthetically pleasing. I’ve since used it for all papers where I was first ...
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Research assistant wishes to remain anonymous, what to write in the acknowledgement?

So this is pretty much it. My co-author, who is also the main author, has hired an assistant through Elance (an online work outsourcing platform) for doing statistical analysis and also to collect and ...
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Do presentations at large conferences typically include acknowledgements at the end? [duplicate]

At large national conferences, do people usually include an acknowledgements slide at the end that thanks the people who helped the research along the way? I'm a graduate student presenting at a ...
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When describing a joint effort, refer to colleague by name or by their title?

If another developer was involved in the research process for a task, should I say that "Bob and I worked on this" or that "another developer and I worked on this"? Of course, others should be ...
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At what stage should acknowledgements be inserted into the paper if review is not double-blind?

When the review process is double-blind, I guess (although I have not read this anywhere) that acknowledgements should not be written in the submitted paper, as this might break anonimity. They should ...
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Thanking a “shepherd” in acknowledgments

I often find in many conference papers submitted by US research groups that paper writers would thank their "shepherd" in the acknowledgment section. What is the exact contribution of a "shepherd" to ...
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Acknowledge funding institute, sending and hosting universities

I have a question that is related to this one and it is about a paper acknowledgements section. I am an economist. I am currently working in university "A." I am preparing a paper, and in this ...
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Listing acknowledgments on CV [duplicate]

I have yet to see this, but was wondering if others have or if it makes sense to list acknowledgments in published papers on a CV. In some questions on this SE, it seems significant contributions to ...
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Found errors in paper: What happens now?

As second-year bachelor students, we “validated” a scientific paper from our university. We took the raw data, evaluated it independently of the original paper, and then compared it back to see if ...
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how to write a dissertation acknowledgement that is not superfluous?

A dissertation acknowledgment is important in the final works of a Ph.D research. After writing a scientific research, it's not easy for me to compose paragraphs to thank my supervisory committee, ...
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Plagiarism in acknowledgements?

Subsequent publications rely on the exact same set of funding agencies. In total, that is an alphabet soup containing no less than 35 acronyms. I'm using the exact same paragraph in the ...
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Should a bachelor’s or master’s thesis include acknowledgements?

For Ph.D. theses, I think nobody would disagree with adding acknowledgements. But what is the stance in different places for a bachelor’s and/or master’s thesis? When I was doing both, I strictly ...
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How can I thank/acknowledge people during a short presentation?

In a paper, there is an Acknowledgements section, in which I can thank everyone that helped me along the way. But what do I do in a 15-minute presentation (e.g. in a non-archival conference)? I do ...
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How should one acknowledge assistance received via sites like SE? [duplicate]

I have been working for some time on a paper that I hope to submit to a mathematics journal. Buried deep in the guts of the paper is a technical lemma that I struggled with for some time before ...
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How to mention colleagues from work in my thesis

Right now I am writing a thesis in a Russian university on data mining to obtain bachelor degree. The thesis is related to my job field and I use an inner implementation of an algorithm to process ...
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Acknowledging funding originally intended for another purpose

I am paid as a postdoc from two different grants that have been awarded to work on specific subjects. While these subjects are my main workload (both in terms of time spent and results achieved), I ...
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For government / industry research posters, should I include my university's logo?

For an undergraduate putting together a research poster describing research worked on at a government lab, is it appropriate to include the undergraduate's home institution in the Acknowledgements ...
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Thanking fellow PhD students in a paper

I am just about to send a paper for publication, and I would be grateful for some advice on how I should acknowledge my fellow PhD students. The paper in question is my own, in the sense that I am ...
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Can I thank websites that host illegal book downloads in the acknowledgements section of my thesis?

My stance is that these websites are a great boon to the research community and they were certainly extremely helpful for my research. I think they should be applauded rather than persecuted, and ...
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How to refer in an acknowledgements section to a group of people in industry who helped you in completing your thesis?

My thesis was done in industry environment, therefore in the acknowledgements I would like to thank all the people that helped me, but I do not know how I should call them. Colleagues does not sound ...
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What is the etiquette for thesis acknowledgements that thank God?

I saw that some theses acknowledgements thanks God, so are there any rules or suggestions about that? Is it ok to do it for believers or just don't mention your religious affiliation in a scientific ...
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In a PhD dissertation, can one copy the structure of the acknowledgment section from their own or from someone else's prior work?

In the acknowledge of a thesis, we thank all the people who helped our research. E.g. "First of all I thank xxx, for xxx throughout my Ph.D. period." For my master thesis's acknowledge, I tried very ...
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Should editors and reviewers be listed alongside authors, to give them credit?

Reviewing an article in your field is an interesting and rewarding experience. Any scientist has, of course, a moral obligation for reviewing other people's work just like he has his/her own work ...
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How to acknowledge those suggestions on S.E.? [duplicate]

I have received many helps, directly or indirectly, from the S.E.'s. However, it is very difficult to acknowledge those good suggestions because the identities are almost always unknown. Sometimes a ...
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Do I add an acknowledgement upon initial submission? (to an anonymous review)

When do I add anacknowledgement to a (philosophy of science) article?. Even though the acknowledgement does not specify my name, it does say something about where the work was done. Do I add the ...
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Is it OK to get external help during your PhD if it is acknowledged?

I am starting a PhD, and an interested in getting technical skills I will need over the next few years. Are there any ethical issues with paying for people to help you to get these skills, assuming ...
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Whether and how to thank a girlfriend or boyfriend in the acknowledgements of thesis?

How is it received by the academia if someone thanks to his/her girlfriend/boyfriend in the acknowledgements of the thesis? I have seen writers including his/her fiancee in the acknowledgements, ...
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I didn't acknowledge someone who helped with my thesis, is this considered plagiarism?

I received help from a (online) tutor in a technical support capacity in my PhD thesis. He was paid, and advised on math. notation, implementing a statistical technique (I suggested the technique) ...
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Should I notify people I mention in the acknowledgements section?

I recently finished a paper in which I received valuable feedback from two professors (neither supervisors nor coauthors) at some specific points, which ultimately leaded to localized significant ...
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Should I acknowledge institutions where I did internships on unrelated works?

I'm a PhD student at a university. I have a main research topic that I started a while ago. I did a summer internship at another institution in my major field but unrelated to my main research topic. ...
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I didn't acknowledge someone who helped with my thesis, is there anything I can or should do now?

I received help with some aspects of my PhD thesis from a tutor (proofreading and graphics). Of the help I received, some mathematical notation they provided made it into my thesis. However, I did ...
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Should supervisors read acknowledgments before the printed version of the thesis?

I'm finishing my M.Sc. thesis and I sent it to my supervisors so that they can read it. In the final version, I would like to insert an acknowledgements page where I thank them. Should I include it ...
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How to thank a teacher in a thesis?

Given that a student wants to thank you her teacher for her assistance to her project thesis, is it polite if she writes any of this at the end of her thesis: Thanks to your assistance, my project ...
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Will reviewers see acknowledgements in double blind peer review?

In the acknowledgements section of a paper, I am thanking some well known people in the field I am working in, for helping me revise the paper. Just out of curiosity: Do most conferences blank out ...
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Should someone giving a second opinion on an article be a co-author or just acknowledged?

I decided to write an article extracted from part of my master’s thesis. This will be my first time trying to get published, so obviously I’ll never think it is good enough therefore I’ll need a ...
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Should you thank helpful referees in the acknowledgements section of a paper?

I submitted a paper to a [science] journal and received some particularly constructive feedback from the referees. I am inclined to add something to the effect of We are grateful to the referees for ...