The perception of the quality of a journal, conference, university, or other academic entity by a specific community or the general public. Also: how reputation develops and factors influencing reputation.

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Do Indian journals represent the quality of Indian universities?

Since I published my first paper in a well-respected journal I receive approx. one time per month an invitation to journals such as Global Journal of Engineering Science and Research Management and ...
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How is it in my best interest not to submit a paper to two journals simultaneously?

The two journals I am considering for my paper each demand that the paper be submitted exclusively to their journal for consideration. What do I win if I don’t keep this rule? If I get rejected by ...
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Bad signs in a department for PhD

Is it a bad sign in a department if most of those who do their thesis in that department also did their undergraduate studies there and most of those who get their PhD there either are employed in ...
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How important is primary authorship in judging someone's research contributions?

I wanted to know how the research profile of a doctoral student or a post-doc is usually judged in academia. In the list of peer-reviewed conference or journal publications, how crucial is the ...
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How prestigious is a Microsoft Research scholarship

This question is intended to be analogous to the Fulbright one; however, the Microsoft Research scholarship would be for a PhD. How may this scholarship influence one's possibilities to work in the ...
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Why are conference papers so important in computer science (CS)?

From my understanding many CS conferences are highly selective and the papers are peer-reviewed. The CS field also seems to publish traditional journal articles. I do not understand the difference ...
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What credit does inclusion in “Who is Who” book add to the researchers and academicians?

This question has two intents. Firstly sharing an email I received, as an academician, with other academicians and also clarification on the contents of this email and the way it works. I have ...
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Is ProQuest a reputable company?

What are the possible benefits or consequences of submitting my dissertation to ProQuest? My university recommends submitting dissertations to ProQuest. I am wondering about the practices and ...
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How is a part-time degree (from a reputed institute) perceived in the academic job market?

I have recently graduated with Computer Science and Engineering and joined an R&D firm. During the job, I enrolled for a part time MS(Research) from the topmost institute in my country (with ...
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How to gauge the prestige of an individual researcher when selecting a PhD advisor

Is there a process one could follow when assessing the prestige of a specific supervisor when evaluating PhD programs? I ask because in the academic world, the professor almost trumps the school. I am ...
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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 ...
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Is there any general consensus that either Elsevier or Springer is viewed as more prestigious for publishing in engineering?

What (if any) is the general consensus out there regarding publishing in one of these journals vs the other? I am a mechanical engineer, specialising in fluid flow and heat transfer, so would it be ...
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How is publishing in JoVe (a “video journal”) perceived?

There are many questions 'should I publish in journal x', but this is not that. The journal JoVe (Journal of Visualized Experiments) claims to be the worlds first video journal. It seems to have a ...
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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 to judge the reputation of a potential advisor or research group for good quality research for PhD?

I am planning my PhD and am applying to various labs and professors. I am getting positive responses, but I am having trouble making a decision as to which lab to go for. How can I judge the quality ...
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Mathematics research status in India

I am an Indian student. I am not related to any kind of mathematics research. So I do not have proper idea about it. I may join in PhD after a few months. I want to get a picture of the research ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...