On acknowledging an individual, agency, or institution that contributed funding, criticism, encouragement, or other support to a thesis or manuscript.

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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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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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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 ...
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How to acknowledge oneself as the author of materials created in industry research position?

I am an industry-based researcher. As part of my role, I develop various resources for use by our clients. They include manuals, codes, quizzes, factsheets and the like. In all cases, I am the sole ...
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Is it crass to acknowledge a colleague that passed away in my thesis?

A PhD student in our school recently passed away unexpectedly, to the shock and grief of a large number of research students and academics, including me. I had little to do with him on a daily ...
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Is it necessary to add mentions such as “Any opinion expressed in the paper does not necessarily reflect the view of the funder”?

I sometimes read in papers that the opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the [funding agency ...
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How to respond to my name being included in acknowledgements of incorrect/misleading paper whose authors ignored my recommendations?

My colleagues (grad student + their advisor) from my department approached me, a fourth year PhD student in STEM, for comments on a manuscript written on a topic related to my research. In two ...
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Do the authors need to ask for permission from institutes/companies for including their name in acknowledgement section of their publication?

In the acknowledgement section of a thesis or paper, the authors usually thank the funding institution of their research project and people who had significant impact on their publication. When ...
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How can/should I indicate that it's okay to use open access content in a paper?

Suppose I want to reuse some substantial piece of content - say, a figure1 - from someone else's paper in my own scholarly work. If the other paper is under a traditional license, I'll have to obtain ...
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Acknowledging a single funding source: do I say “partially supported”?

I wrote my first academic paper recently (it is in math). I need to put a footnote crediting the NSF for funding. I have noticed that papers almost always say "Partially supported by [grant]". I got ...
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PhD thesis without acknowledgements

During the process of writing my PhD thesis, I was close to falling out with my adviser, the advice I received from other staff at the lab (including the director) was unhelpful at best. I have since ...
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Is it appropriate to acknowledge StackExchange in my MSc thesis?

So, I'm just now finishing my master's thesis. When thinking about who helped me aside from my official supervisors some of the StackExchange fora (especially Stack Overflow and TeX) came into my ...
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Is it necessary to ask permission before including someone in the acknowledgements of a research paper?

I had the impression that obtaining written permission before including someone in acknowledgements was required. Therefore, I just wrote to someone asking for written permission to include him in the ...
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How to acknowledge contributions of anonymous referee in new paper?

I'm in mathematics, just in case that matters. I submitted a manuscript to a journal, and got an extensive referee report from referee X. After sending the revision, the paper got rejected, so I sent ...
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How to acknowledge ideas/clue/discussions on StackExchange?

Sometimes a thread on StackExchange could help your research. A technical problem, an inspiring discussion or even an idea. How can I acknowledge this kind of contribution? (considering that many ...
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Whom do I have to thank in the Acknowledgements section of a Bachelor thesis

I will soon finish writing my Bachlor thesis in physics and I don't know whom I "have to" put in the acknowledgements. There are two professors who will grade the thesis, one the head of the work ...
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How to acknowledge funding after the acceptance of the manuscript

We got this accepted article. A preliminary PDF version of the article is available online. The final look shape of the article is still under processing by journal publisher. However, I forgot to ...
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Can I put the editor in the Acknowledgements?

I am currently having an exceptionally good and fair editorial process with a paper. One of the two reviewers suggested a rejection (still providing many suggestions for improving the manuscript). ...
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Acknowledgement: non-academic persons

In my industry-sponsored dissertation, I want to thank my industry contact and some non-academic persons in the acknowledgement section of my dissertation. How should I refer to them: John Smith J. ...
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Acknowledgements in an industry-sponsored dissertation

I am a doing a dissertation funded by a company and my dissertation is basically a report of my progress on the problem they have given me. I have an academic supervisor, an industry contact who has ...
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Publishing again acknowledging the original publication of oneself

I have come across the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA). The copyright section says that "Authors retain the right to publish their material elsewhere, ...
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Add acknowledgments and self citations to paper only after the blind review?

I am writing a conference paper of the first time, and the conference I am targeting requires anonymized submissions for the peer review. But at the same time, we (as in, my research group) are ...