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List of open problems: pros and cons of making it public

Context: I am currently a 4th-year PhD student in Computer Science (Theory), expected to graduate next year (gosh, this went by quickly). Since I end up finding more questions I'd be interested in ...
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Are there universities/institutions which offers free (or almost) recognized degrees through online coursework?

I heard that using online resources, some of the top universities like MIT (Micromasters) and Harvard are offering free online courses and specializations. I wonder if there are institutions that ...
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Online “database” for mathematical conferences?

I am about to start applying for Ph.D programs (mathematics), and while compiling my CV, comparing it with many examples avaliable across the internet, I noticed that almost everyone attended one or ...
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How should you cite dead urls in a thesis?

I am currently writing a thesis. In the related work part I am discussing a paper from a few years ago. The paper presents several web applications which were available back then. Hence, these ...
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Finding conferences in subject area (Medical Informatics)

I am struggling to find conferences in my subject area, preferably in Western Europe. My supervisor tends to be otherwise very busy and is poor at actually providing this information in practice. My ...
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Publish own work online, ethics and platform

My question is similar to this. If someone wants to publish his work in the medical field, for free but without a review process, how is this seen by the academic world? Are there any online services ...
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Using materials from a CC-BY-licensed poster with logos

I would like to borrow a figure (likely as is) and/or a stylized table (likely adapted) to use in a survey research paper, to which I'm contributing my part(s) as one of co-authors (those materials ...
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Is it ok to share a a client's dataset on github, along with my code?

EDIT: I originally tried to make the context as brief as possible, but I may have overdone it. Context I'm starting to put some data analysis I'm asked to do on Github, and licensing all my work (...
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When should a source be marked as available online?

Short background: I'm a first year undergrad student and one of our study untis aims to educate us on academic reading and writing, including citation styles. Our Faculty requested we use the IEEE ...
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How important is seeing the face of the instructor?

So, I am yet to make up my mind on which is a superior mode of teaching in flipped classroom videos: Khan academy type model where you only listen to the instructor. Or a video in which you see the ...
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Europe: Central Academic CS Job Market Service like CRA?

When searching for faculty positions in CS, I find the service http://cra.org/ads/ very useful. There you can find many job ads from North America based institutions. Is there any similar service for ...
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Good books/resource on mathematical writing

I am a freshly graduated Ph.D. I want to improve further my mathematical writing (in English, if this matters). I am looking for books/resource that address good mathematical writing. I can find some ...
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Sources of academic salary information?

What are some useful sources for investigating common salary ranges for academics? This would be especially useful if it can be broken down by region, school type, position, and/ or institution. ...
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Collaborative development of teaching materials and assessments

I have been teaching for 10 years. During this time I have also been developing and contributing to open source software. The collaborative nature of open source projects and scientific research has ...
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Master's Thesis - using wikipedia contents in application

I'm writing a mobile application which will be part of my master's thesis. In my application I'm using contents from the wikipedia (small fragments of articles and pictures) to present my solution on ...
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Handwritten keys and ADA compliance

I'm a Math professor. I teach a face-to-face calculus course, and I'm in the habit of distributing handwritten quiz keys online. I'm informed by a colleague that she believes that this style of ...
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Is it legal in the US for a student to download a copy of a textbook, to study?

(this is coming out of a comment thread regarding this question.) The USA has a Fair Use legal provision restricting its copyright law: 17 U.S.C. § 107 Notwithstanding the provisions of ...
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Perennial link to a research article

For convenience, I often want to give a link to a research article in addition to the citation. I am mostly look for the following two properties: the link should be valid as long as possible the ...
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Is it possible to use Reddit as a source?

For a writing assignment, I'm doing some research on my topic (CalgaryNEXT). Most sites I've seen report generally the same ideas and the same stats. Then I found this post of someone who attended a ...
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As an undergraduate, how do I become aware of the big names and departments in my areas of interest if that area has no researchers at my university?

I'm looking into a variety of grad schools, but really the only places I know to look are at top 15 or so schools. Now, I know often times certain research areas within a discipline have top-tier ...
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How to cite a complex web-based resource?

I want to cite the IUPAC Compendium of of Chemical Terminology - Gold Book in ACS reference style (American Chemical Society). This resource is not just a web page and the ACS reference guide doesn't ...
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Resources to improve presentation skills [closed]

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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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 ...
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What is the fastest way to publish articles? [closed]

It may seem from few of my earlier posts, I am eager to publish something soon. I need some publications, but unfortunately many are in long process. I have submitted few journal articles, but they ...
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Search for a WYSIWYG, non-latex Online collaborative paper writing Tool

Is there a tool that is WYSIWYG and not latex (in fact any coding) base online (for ease of collaboration) Can write math equation Does line numbering Does equation numbering Google Doc is perfect ...
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Is it ethical for a Professor to disseminate wrong answers online?

I recently took a class where the Professor created multiple online study guides, on popular student sites, which intentionally contained the wrong answers. He did this because his exams were based ...
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How do I get an email alert when my paper is cited?

I recently published a paper in a journal which does not offer a notification system to send email alerts when a paper is cited. The journal is a well known and has a high-impact factor in my field. ...
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Do Academics use networking websites such as LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Academia.edu? [closed]

If they do use networking websites what is the typical use case (e.g., stay in touch with other academics, prospective students, find out what is the latest research development in their field) If ...
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Is the Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems (EOLSS) a legitimate source?

While looking for some biochemistry references, I stumbled across a PDF from a chapter in the Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Wikipedia claims that this literature is "crowdsourced", ...
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Is there any system that enables online office hours?

Can anyone comment on their own implementation of online office hours, ideally with the following characteristics: Free. (I'm happy to install software on my own server if needed) Allows for live ...
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Sensible measures to ethically use freely available, but personal web-based comments in research?

In a range of fields (I have in mind gender and sexuality) users make Internet comments revealing personal details about themselves. Some sites even automatically link to their personal Facebook page....
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Where to find latest videos of colloquia or other talks in your field?

I am wondering how I can find and keep updated of the latest colloquia and talks videos. I imagine that schools may take videos of talks they hosted and upload them somewhere. Of course not every ...
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Examples of research resources for which Wikipedia is known as being amongst top referrers?

Wikimedia sites – and Wikipedias in particular – direct a lot of traffic to many web resources, including research-related ones. Click stream data is not recorded on the Wikimedia end, ...
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What is the purpose of an e-book with random verbatim abstracts pulled from journals?

I just found an abstract of mine, copied from a Journal, in an online book titled "Issues in Ecological Research and Application." It looks like this is a free book to download that just has random ...
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How are scholars supposed to use LinkedIn?

I've recently realized that a professor, who is an extremely renowned researcher in mathematics, added Mathematics, Mathematical research, and similar "skills" to his LinkedIn profile. My question is: ...
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Specifically academic alternative to LinkedIn

It is well-known that LinkedIn is used by scholars too, but I think that the business-friendly structure of your profile-page makes it markedly less suitable for academic purposes. Is there a ...
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Is Scribd widely used in academia?

Scribd is surely a huge website, but I was wondering if there are some data on its usage in the academic world as a means for sharing lecture notes or research notes.
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Worldwide Dissertation Database? or French, German, Italian ones?

Is there a global/worldwide database of dissertations? If not, how can I access French, German, Italian, etc. dissertations online?
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Online venues that promote networking among scholars — alternatives to Academia.edu and ResearchGate

Are there alternatives to Academia.edu and ResearchGate if one is searching for a venue that promotes "informal" (*) cooperation and networking among scholars (specifically, in mathematics and science)...
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How should I refer to non-permanent Web Pages, via Web Pages saved in PDF format?

This question is only concerning references to non-permanent (and even semi-permanent) information, for example, Web pages (but not limited to web pages). I understand that some researches post the ...
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Why are some professors critical of even casual use of Wikipedia?

Many of the professors and lecturers I come across are very critical of Wikipedia, but they never give proper support for their claims of "Wikipedia is bullshit!". And they threaten "Do not use ...
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How can I find out whether I am permitted to re-use an online questionnaire in my own research?

So, I get this page's link: User Interface Usability Evaluation with Web-Based Questionnaires from my friend. I want to make one of them as Questionnaire for the design I made for Academic Research. ...
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Using MHRA, do I need to cite a translator when referencing an online text?

My apologies in advance if this question is misplaced here. Using a reference like this (for online resourses) Heraclitus, 'Fragments Of Heraclitus - Wikisource, The Free Online Library', En....
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How to find scientists that cited several of my papers?

There are several ways to find online scientists that cited one of your papers (Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, etc). Recently, however, I ran into a scenario in which I wanted to find authors ...
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Personal research journal/notes - an electronic solution? [duplicate]

Is anyone perhaps aware of an application, or ideally a website (always accessible) to keep track of personal notes on ones research? This would be similar to a physical personal research journal (e....
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How to search for list of papers citing both papers A and B?

For given papers A and B, I would like to search for all papers that cite both A and B. I guess one can generalize to papers {A,B,C,...} and find all papers that cite all of them. A quick Google ...
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How can I find out which digital libraries include a given journal?

When I am looking for a journal online, I have to do search for it in every electronic database one by one. Is there an easy way to find which electronic databases provide that journal? I am doing ...
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How to know the full name of paper authors?

I have the following citation: M. Hama and T, Imahashi. Periodic β-expansions for certain classes of Pisot numbers. Comment. Math. Univ. St. Paul. 46(2):103–116, 1997. I prefer citing the full ...
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Are there online resources for finding information on M.S. programs that fit my criteria, without having to go through every school's website?

I'm looking for an M.S. in Computer Science and I found it difficult to properly navigate all the available degrees. I'm interested in a particular focus (computer graphics, not modelling and that ...
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Are TED presentations academically credible?

Many people, including myself, are fascinated by TED speakers. They provide us a new perspective. For example, see the TED talk The best stats you've ever seen by Hans Rosling. However, when I talked ...