The perception of the quality of a journal, conference, or university by a specific community or the general public.

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Which university is preferred for masters degree, Middle East Technical University in Turkey or the American University in Cairo? [closed]

I graduated from the American University in Cairo with an Electrical Engineering Bachelor's degree with highest honors. I already applied for the Physics program in there and I am almost definite that ...
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Is science measured based on popularity or on the actual amount of evidence found?

The number of citations seems to be a good unit of measurement for someone's success in a specific field, however, shouldn't the h-index also include the popularity of a given field? For example, I've ...
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Heard of Chamber of Chartered Java Professionals International?

I'm Java course which they said to me that they can arrange a Bachelor's degree from "The Chamber of Chartered Java Professionals International." I did a little research my own, and from what I can ...
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How to neutralize an Ivy League obsession?

Not disregarding that the Ivies are fine colleges in many aspects, how to deal with high-school students fixated on the idea that they need an Ivy league education, or otherwise their education would ...
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Should academics allow student to submit a possibly flawed paper?

I let a student associated with me (but who is not really my PhD student) submit a paper to a fairly-local meeting (some people do come from abroad). Because I'd been tasked with supporting the ...
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What is the general protocol to name something after somebody (some people)?

In mathematics (and other sciences) there are thousands of concepts, theorems, lemmas, etc which are named after some mathematicians (scientists). However, this nominations are not always very ...
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What precisely does “ISI-indexed publications” mean?

I'm currently looking at the requirements of a (Comp. Sci.) job that seems to only take into account "ISI-indexed publications". I'm vaguely aware of what ISI is and so forth, but I'm struggling to ...
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Where to find journal impact factors stripped of self-citation?

Where can I find a database of impact factors where self-citation has been removed? A journal's self-citations are defined as those citations by that journal's papers towards other papers in the same ...
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Are academic indicators (h-index, impact factor, etc) really adopted by institutions? Currently used? And how?

Academic indicators (h-index, impact factor, modified h-indexes, etc) have a long string of criticism by academics and not (see here, here or here). Instead of debating (endlessly) on how "not ...
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How big of an advantage are publications for Applied Mathematics grad school applications?

How much of an advantage does an Applied Mathematics PhD applicant have if he/she has a publication under his/her belt? Of course, this depends on the "prestige" of the journal that he/she published ...
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Towards a Stackexchange-like comment/reputation system for research papers

We have had quite a few discussions on how to gauge the quality of research papers and academic journals. The consensus is that it is tough to identify a single metric which could reveal this quality ...
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Can co-authoring a paper as a new grad harm my reputation/career?

To be specific, I just graduated with a Bachelor's degree, and my final project supervisor has asked me to co-author a paper with him about the subject of the project I did with his supervision. I'd ...
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How do I prepare for the UK Research Excellence Framework submission?

I want to strengthen my return for the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). My publications are fine, but how can I improve my REF "impact"?
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Attributing contributions to academic work that occur in Stack Exchange

Sometimes we may ask questions on stack exchange or online forums wherein the response is helpful or even essential to a piece of work that gets published in an academic journal. If this occurs, how ...
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How to tell what is 'widely accepted' or 'consensus'

How can I find out what theories are 'widely accepted' in the scientific world at the moment? When I read about a theory, or read a paper, how can I tell what 'the scientific world' thinks of these? ...
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How do you judge the quality of a journal?

A colleague and I recently submitted a paper to a journal with an impressive-sounding name, the "International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Research". According to their ...