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Is there any self hosted alternative to Researgate/Academia/GScholar [on hold]

This morning I've been looking for a self-hosted alternative to Researgate/Academia/Google Scholar/linkedIn; I'm currently using WP Resume but what I want is something where taxonomy etc are already ...
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Is it safe to post one's research on web sites like Math Overflow for “peer review” before submitting to a journal?

Suppose in mathematics, someone finds a completely new elementary proof of a famous theorem and wants his work ''peer reviewed'' on a site like MathOverflow or MathStackExchange before submitting to a ...
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A place to host static HTML+JavaScript that can be referenced from a paper?

My PhD supervisor always told me that we write papers "for the ages". The publication system being what it is, we cannot go back and update any links, so we should not cite or reference a source that ...
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Web of Science; any way to get the “Published Items in Each Year” numeric data?

If you perform a search in Web of Science there is an option to create a "citation report"; This provides charts of citations each year, and the number of papers published each year; Is there any ...
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How to arrange a multi-topic academic homepage

I would like to build my academic homepage and I am not sure how to organize it. I did research in several very different and unrelated topics, and in every topic I have different types of materials ...
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When to label paper as “accepted” on your publication list?

The title basically says it all. At which point in the refereeing process does it become acceptable to mention on my list of publications (e.g. the one on my website) that a paper has been accepted ...
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Posting Teaching Videos on Personal Website

Background: I am a fourth year math graduate student in the US. I recently gave a talk in an undergraduate mathematics seminar at my university, and one of my friends in attendance offered to record ...
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Put an AMS offprint (of my paper) on my academic page

I have an article published in AMS Contemporary Mathematics. I want to put my publications on my academic page. So I went to AMS site, log in, download an offprint, upload to the server which hosts my ...
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Shirtless picture on the academic page of a Ph.D. candidate seeking postdoc

I will finish my Ph.D. soon and am seeking a postdoc position. To this purpose, I am creating my page, hosted by my university. Personally, I don't generally take pictures of myself and don't like ...
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How can academia defend itself against journal website hijackings? [closed]

This is fresh off the press:* How to hijack a journal. J. Bohannon. Science 350 no. 6263, p. 903. 20 November 2015. I just saw it and I find it intensely worrying. In short, it appears that scam ...
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Where to put my professional (academic) personal page after my PhD [duplicate]

I am a PhD student, and the defense of my thesis is at the end of this year. During my PhD, I had an institution server account to put my page. However, it is closed (I finished my PhD longer than the ...
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Should I use a not-self-hosted website for both blogging and collecting academic materials?

Several researchers in my subfield (and in mathematics in general) use not-self-hosted wordpress.com subdomains for their 'professional blog' (to blog about their research, their latest papers, or any ...
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Personal information (trivia) in the “about me” section of an academic webpage

It has been pointed out to me that several business-oriented websites advise to add a few “interesting facts about yourself" in the “about me” section on your professional webpage. It seems that the ...
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Check whether an article has any correction or been retracted

Is there any website where I could enter the reference of an article, and see whether any correction or retraction has been made on the article? I know some publishers indicate it on their website, ...
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Do I have to include thesis topic/advisor name after career change?

Here is a related question but not exactly what I'm looking for Should one include irrelevant background on CV after career change? My Scenario: I dropped out from a Ph.D. program in [subject X] ...
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Is it safe to list my publications on the Internet if I am being stalked?

I am being stalked by someone who probably poses no physical threat to me, but his actions were concerning enough that we filed a police report, and the dean of students moved me to different housing. ...
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Should the website contain information which is discouraged to have in the CV?

Here and there in this site, I get that you should have your own website. It is one way to networking, making you standing out of the crowd. It can also be your extended version of CV or SOP, helping ...
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How to recruit participants for online experiments?

We are currently doing a study where we thought it might be smart to try out the possibilities of recruiting participants from the Internet. I was thinking it might be best to ask more experienced ...
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Project websites - Increasing visibility or wasting time?

I'm from an empirical social science background and observe that several research projects build project websites, similar to job market websites of academics. Those that I am aware of are often ...
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Why do professors list current position of their students on their webpages?

I see that most professors list their former Ph.D students and their current positions on their web page. Is it a kind of advertisement? If so, why? If not, why not?
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Is it normal for an instructor to charge students to complete copyrighted homework?

I have a class in a US university that is using a 3rd-party site to charge students a fee to access some of the homework essential to the course. One of the instructors (not mine) holds the copyright ...
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Does this ProQuest “docview” URL include a DOI?

I am editing someone else's thesis. The references include ProQuest citations that look like this (where # = actual digits for an account): Anderson, L. (2012, Aug 17). Learning the game from ...
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Why do faculty use the software “Blackboard”?

It is becoming apparent to me that, outside my field, use of Blackboard and other LMS software is becoming extremely common. Indeed, a rash of technical problems here is making it apparent students ...
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Is it proper to cite a web page using embedded metadata for an APA paper?

I saved the home page for the Academic Libraries of Indiana to Zotero, and it pulled back an author from the metadata embedded in the page. After pulling up the source of the page, I found a meta ...
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Which academic networking web platforms are worth signing up for? [closed]

As with almost everything on the internet, there is an abundance of web platforms that offer networking and profiling for academics and researchers. Some of those known to me are: Google Scholar ...
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Publication database backend for academic web sites

My institution currently tracks its members' publications by sending them an email every six months and then manually compiling publication lists from the replies. I am looking into updating the ...
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Can I put online an accepted paper before the conference?

My paper has been accepted for a conference, I have chosen the ACM "License to Publish" and the publishers are happy with the camera-ready copy. According to the ACM license I may "Post the ...
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Online publication system for a journal

I'm looking for solutions to help modernizing the publication of a scientific journal on the web. Since 2004 we are using a simple but cumbersome method of publication, by crafting html/css files from ...
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An invitation from a not-so-famous journal called “world biomedical frontiers” to feature my paper on their website

I received an email from world biomedical frontiers journal: Your recent paper “XXXXXX” (published in “YYYYYY”) has been selected to be featured in our next issue of World Biomedical Frontiers, ...
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Is a humorous “easter egg” in the academic homepage acceptable?

This is my current homepage at my university's website, I've considered adding a little "humorous" thing to the homepage to make it less "boring" and more approachable (the "updated" version can be ...
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“I am looking for a job” on a student website, a good thing or a desperate sentence?

I saw that some students, even from top schools and who are giving faculty candidate talks are posting a sentence like, "I am actively looking for a job in ..". Is this a good thing or only shows a ...
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I found a trove of Computer Science Masters thesis unprotected on a respected uni's website

I was looking for some technical documentation in relation to development of a specific piece of software, using a Google search such as "ACMESoft" "ACME_Rhino" filetype:pdf. I found a PDF hosted on ...
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Section name for class project reports, theses, short essays

In my personal website, I'd like to have a section for class project reports, theses, and short essays I've written. I'm thinking about naming the section "Other Publications" or "Other Papers", but ...
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Is it Customary Under Certain Circumstances to Provide Personal Information on one's Academic Website?

This question is inspired by the question My class teacher was not happy with my mistake of using a wrong title, in particular by the statement But the contact information on the school's web does ...
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Is it ethical to host ads on institute provided homepage?

I am affiliated to an institute and they provide each student an opportunity to make their on homepage which they can put up as www.[institute-webpage]/[username]. Now, this webpage is not reviewed by ...
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Leaving academia - what to do with the personal website?

I have a question about "post-academia" personal websites. The question is open-ended and fuzzy because I am not 100% certain with what I would like to do, so I am also looking for suggestions. Some ...
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Is it possible to publish a paper on a topic about which you already wrote an online article?

I am a student and so I have no experience in publishing papers and I do not know much about it. My question: Is it necessary for publishing a paper in a journal, that you never have published ...
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Correct name for experiment aimed at confirming an alternative Hypothesis?

I am running a series of surveys with single variant A/B tests aimed at gathering information about how different groups of users perceive a series of website designs with different distortions ...
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Is there (or should there be) a website to record errors in papers

There are several questions on this site about errors in papers and even the errors-erratum tag. I'm specifically thinking of mathematical errors, where there is an unambiguous mistake, like a wrong ...
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Why are professors' websites so ugly?

I can't help but notice that even in CS, professors' websites are almost always difficult to navigate, poorly-organized, and just generally hard to look at (poorly-tiled backgrounds, inconsistent ...
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Booking websites for student consults [duplicate]

Apologies if this has been asked. I've been searching the website to find a comment on a post I read about online scheduling systems. I'm looking for a free online system that will enable students to ...
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Is it useful for a student trying to get an undergraduate research position to have a personal website?

I'm studying a Bachelor in Engineering Physics undergraduate program and I know that most of the people that does research or that teaches have his/her personal website with their publications and ...
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Why professors have a homepage URL starting with tilde? [closed]

I understand that in UNIX environment ~ (tilde) represents current user's home directory. But i don't understand why it is mimicked in personal websites of professors!
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Should I mention my blog in my SOP?

I did a bunch of code projects like implement a algorithm or use the code from a paper on a different dataset. These may not be unique (they may be, but I am not sure). I wouldn't say that these ...
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Use 1st or 3rd person for university webpage description?

I am in the process of updating my teaching and research descriptions the main website of my university. It seems many of the best descriptions are written in the 3rd person, but as far as I am aware, ...
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How can I get lists of scientific articles for data mining purposes? [closed]

I would like to do some data analysis of journal articles. I really just need the titles of the articles, perhaps the abstracts as well. Essentially, I'm analyzing how citation counts, "trendy ...
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Can I add dropbox links to my resume for graduate school applications?

I am applying for Masters in ECE, since setting up a personal website at short notice is impossible,I wanted to provide dropbox links in my CV. For example: Worst Outgoing Student Award ...
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Should a teaching statement be posted publicly on the web?

I noticed that some professors and instructors have their teaching statement available on their webpages, and others don't. I thought teaching statements were used mainly for applying for jobs, so ...
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Is it necessary to provide links to the mentioned softwares' websites on my CV?

I am writing my CV and, in the Skills section, I have listed the name of the softwares that I've worked with. Some of them are well-known softwares, but some are open source codes that may not be ...
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How necessary is buying a domain when I'm just a graduated student?

I'm a graduated student and about to make a poster for my institution's conference. I would like to have a website so that I can have more space to present in the poster while still have a data to ...