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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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Extracting the list of journal quarters in my field, as a worksheet file, from Web of Science

In Scimagojr website, when you go to "journal rankings" and select your intended area and category, you can press "download data (Excel .xlsx)" and download the entire list. In Web of Science, when ...
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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 ...
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How can I find a link to Guardian's list of postgraduate open days for 2014-15?

The Guardian newspaper website has previously published a list of postgraduate open days at UK universities. However, I cannot see the list of postgraduate open days for 2014-15. Does anyone have the ...
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Can corresponding authors include their personal website to be contacted?

I wonder if corresponding authors in peer-reviewed publications can include their personal websites to be contacted besides their address, telephone and email. In the case that the corresponding ...
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Is there a website that shows current research strides in several academic fields?

I am looking for some sort of website that shows/illustrates current research strides across several academic fields. It would be pretty cool if this existed as a interactive interface like google ...
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Is there any online tool where students can register for tasks/assignments?

I'm teaching architecture and I want my students to select a building that they will work with from a list. When a building is selected by one student, it should no longer be an option for the others ...
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Is there any website for announcements of journal's special issues?

I was wondering if there is a site or something where I can find announcements for all (most of) the special issues of journals (upcoming and past) . For example of Springer, IEEE, Elsevier, ... If ...
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Is there a unified platform that lists conference/journal deadlines?

Is there any unified platform that would list the deadlines (especially the submission deadlines) for conferences/journals? Ideally I would like to select a few conferences/journals I am interested in ...
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How to transfer or delete a Google Scholar profile from my own account?

I accidentally created my advisor's Google scholar profile using my personal Gmail. Now I can't find a way to transfer the profile to him, nor can I delete his profile in my account. Does anyone have ...
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Is there a web service that receives a reference and returns the impact factor?

Is there a web service that I can send a bibtex entry and receive an impact factor? e.g. http://magicalsite.com/query.php?json={MY_BIBTEX} returns: { 'IF':37.65 } So I figured it out... I ...
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where to find the year and conference of a scientific article?

When writing the references at the end of my internship report, I needed to cite all the information that needs to be said about the scientific articles that I used while writing the report. But these ...
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How to start a collaborative online research project?

I am interested in solving some mathematical combinatorial problems. Besides the Polymath project, are there some other online projects where I can state the problems, my approach towards a solution, ...
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Malfunctioning social media buttons on a conference website

The website of a conference that will take place soon (next month), offers social media buttons that should redirect the website visitor to the corresponding social media page or account, but when I ...
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Should I host my academic website under my institution domain or under a domain of my own ?

My institution provides a dedicated storage space to host our academic websites, which is reachable via the institution domain (something like http://people.institution.org/John.Doe/). I try to have ...
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Are there forum-like collaborative Q&A/Annotation tools out there? [closed]

I’m teaching an introductory programming course using the Moodle platform and I find that the forums are not used as extensively as they could be. Especially, students ask duplicated questions, have a ...
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How can I export my Google Scholar Library as a BibTeX format?

In the My Library of Google Scholar, is there a way to export all of the citations, whether to BibTex or something similar?
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Academic home page with low maintenance burden [closed]

It's been mentioned before on this site how important it is to have a webpage. Most academics don't have a lot of experience with web development, and do not realistically have time to learn it and ...
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Should I send a “cease-and-desist” letter to ResearchGate?

ResearchGate is pretty well placed on Google. But it does not have a lot of contents or active users, despite their constant invitation spam. So they spidered a lot of publications, and provide some ...
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How to announce a new web-page?

Our lab has recently developed a new webpage; we are thinking of ways to announce it's creation via social media and email: Is there an etiquette for making such announcements? Perhaps there are ...
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Design of “Members Page” for Academic Lab Website?

I am a Computational Biologist as part of an academic lab group working on the Immunogenomics of disease vectors (which may be relevant to the following). I am designing part of a web-page that ...
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What is the differences between purchasing Harvard Business Review PDF and reading the article?

I was reading this Harvard Business Review article, The Making of an Expert and they were offering a PDF purchase. Are there major differences between the content of the PDF and the free article?
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Are there websites for hosting solely academic videos?

I have a video from my simulation and would like to add the link to my journal article. However, I do not want to post it on YouTube since I do not want my video next to some random video. Are there ...
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An invitation from Frontiers (Frontiers Research Topics)

On 13th August 2013 I received the following email. I have cut and pasted it below. I haven't bothered to insert back any of the links, but can do so if anyone is interested. I would not normally ...
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Display of Publications for Personal Website [duplicate]

I've seen a number of sites and web controls for presenting a list of papers (e.g., in BibTex format) on one's personal website. Some sites also allow you to manage your citation list, then link to a ...
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Presenting the publications of a research group online

I'm looking for advice on presenting the research publications of my group on our webpage. Most groups seem to go with a simple publication list, sorted by year and maybe publication type. But there ...
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Creating a community around my research book

I have written a research book on the topic of abstract pure mathematics. Now the book is in review with a scientific publisher. In the book there are some conjectures formulated by myself. There are ...