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White paper justifying the publication of a survey paper

We are currently trying to submit a comprehensive survey article I have been working on for a while as a journal paper. Some of the journals we're considering (I'm in Computer Science) require, for ...
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References/resources on problems surrounding peer review in physics?

I was watching this video on YouTube (this is the second part of it) and it motivated me to ask this question. From the videos: ....that's the good aspect of peer review. It should work to sift ...
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IRB guidelines for secure online data storage, backup, and syncing?

I am asking to get people's success stories in presenting a data management case for secure data backup using remote online services, rather than the antiquated "server in a locked room" model of ...
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Is it usual to use endowed chairs to support deans' administrative duties, rather than faculty's academic work?

Our law school has (soon to be had) an endowed professorship that was awarded (on a 5-year rotating basis) to a faculty member with an outstanding record of research and scholarship, consistent with ...
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How to deal with an advisor who wants a more friendly relationship with me than I do?

I work as an assistant at a university in Australia. I joined the team consisting of my current advisor and his two PhD students. The other group members are men and they have a co-worker-like ...
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Variation in drop dates, and effect on student outcomes

(This question may be specific to US university systems. Also, sorry it is long.) US universities usually have some provision for students to drop a course. Within the first N weeks of the term, if ...
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In Chinese academia, what is the significance of the corresponding author, beyond 'public relation'?

I am a PhD candidate currently preparing a manuscript for journal submission in the environmental modelling and engineering field. One of my authors is from China, and contributed some data and also ...
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Are there still journals who only publish their papers in the paper form?

As far as I can say, for the papers published nowadays, there is usually a possibility to get an electronic version of the paper. (Often it requires payment or institutional subscription, but many ...
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How to find the ISI-indexed papers for a specific institution?

I am interested in finding the ISI-indexed papers for a given institition X. This would be any ISI-indexed paper where one author is affiliated with X. is this doable? Are there any guidelines for how ...
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Can an online degree through an accredited institution affect admissions into masters programs abroad?

I'm currently attending an accredited university which provides an online BSc CIS program. Is an online degree considered lowly in compared to a traditional education, and can it affect admissions ...
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What arXiv licenses are compatible with APS publishing?

I'm having some trouble understanding exactly what the APS transfer of copyright agreement does and does not permit, and I was wondering whether someone here may have a clearer insight or previous ...
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Are there any undergraduate research programs available online?

Is there something like an undergraduate research programme (given by a good institution) in mathematics/theoretical physics which provides a research opportunity in which I can collaborate online and ...
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How to approach someone who has stopped replying?

Recently, I applied for an advertised post-doctoral position with a researcher in an well-known institution. After two weeks of not getting a reply, I sent him a reminder, and he replied "Oh, ...
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On the verge of being “fired” from post-doc position, how to act towards supervisor?

I am in month 5 of an extremely unfulfilling post doc position in France. My sole responsibility is debugging 10k+ lines of spaghetti C++ code. I am a mechanical engineer and although I did my PhD ...
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What do potential postdoc advisers seek in research statement letters?

I am putting together my application for a postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter physics. The position is not a fellowship and is a regular postdoc position. If you have gone through ...

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