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Is it accepted to use working hours to read general interest books?

Every year are published around a dozen of books directly related to my research. By directly I mean on the same topics of my research, normally by authors I am familiar with, and potential reference ...
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My admission is revoked after accepting the admission offer

I applied to PhD program and gladly received official admission offer on 29th MAR. They guaranteed me four-year funding. I accepted the admission offer and was preparing for obtaining student VISA. ...
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How to deal when you're an actual imposter in academia? [duplicate]

I'm a second-year PhD student at a well-ranked university, and am seriously beginning to feel that I'm an imposter in this place. My lab group is filled with people who ranked in the top 0.01 percent ...
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minor errors in published paper

I am inexperienced in publishing papers in scientific journals. I was going over recently published paper of mine and found that I accidentally reported mean with standard deviation when I meant to ...
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Stream change: engineering undergrad to physics grad

I am presently a third-year undergraduate of mechanical engineering and I am interested in applying for physics graduate programs for admission in the fall of 2020. Since I hail from a different ...
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plagiarism and transcription of audio recordings

Does it count as plagiarism if a student pays a professional transcription service to transcribe an audio recording of a social science interview/focus group for the appendix of their written ...
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Becoming proficient in neuroscience as CS\Math undergrad

Background Currently I'm CS\Math undergrad trying to learn Computational neuroscience I have no background in Biology nor Chemistry (high-school only), but I'm quite determined to learn what's ...
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Who is the receiver of a letter of motivation in a group?

I want to apply for an internship in Mila Group and work with of the professors. For internship, I should fill the internship form and prepare a letter of motivation. The founder of the group is Prof. ...
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Attribution of diagrams made with Creative Commons software

If I want to use diagrams I created using GeoGebra in a dissertation or paper, how do I properly credit/give attribution? The terms of service say: We grant you permission to use the Website ...
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Tools for team citation metrics

I'm looking for a tool that will let me track citations for my team, related to a certain project. I know there are plenty of tools that let me track my citations, but I want to track metrics for a ...
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Data on costs of two-year colleges in the US, by state?

I teach at a community college in California. Our students' tuition is approximately 85% subsidized for the half of our students who can't show enough financial need, and 100% subsidized for the other ...
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Is there a known relation between course pass rate and student feedback?

I analysed the relation between the feedback scores of my courses given by students against the average grades of the students in these courses. I found a moderate correlation (Pearson r) of 0.595. i....
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How to find original conference of the paper on arXiv?

I found some paper on arXiv that I cannot find the conference. Google show arXiv version first. The paper can't even find on Google Scholar. For the specific case, this paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/...
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appropriate Word for transfering student from one university to another university

I am searching an appropriate word for transferring student from one University to another University There might be such a word which helps me to search for related topics of transferring student ...
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When to reject a manuscript for publication?

As a reviewer, when would it be appropriate to reject a paper (rather than recommend "major revision") for publication? I am interested in views from seasoned reviewers/editors who served for journals ...
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4answers
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Can I ask an author to send me his ebook?

I'm working on my research paper. My subject is quite original and I even had difficulties to find a supervisor. In short, I found a fairly recent book on the Internet (2017), which is exactly what I ...
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When does “distributing the submissions” process usually start for conferences?

For a conference, when do the chairs distribute the papers to referees for review? I have submitted a paper and discovered an error in the paper. Now, I want to withdraw before the submission ...
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Do industry-sponsored papers contain more incorrect results than papers that aren't industry-sponsored?

Are there any research/study/survey that tried to analyze whether industry-sponsored papers contain more incorrect results than papers that aren't industry-sponsored, and if so, to what extent? For ...
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Recovery of data [on hold]

Audio was not working to rectify it I made a reboot and the system didn't start up for longer duration then when opened it through safemode it started and the data where present but accidentally my ...
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6answers
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Can I take recommendation from someone I met at a conference?

I met a faculty (from a university in the UK) at a conference. She liked and praised my work and we are in touch after conference. She has an impressive profile and her research work is similar to ...
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2answers
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When to apply for postdoc positions if papers will be submitted to journals after submitting the PhD thesis?

My field of study is Computational mechanics and branch is mechanical engineering. I will be submitting my thesis in September. Subsequently, I will be submitting my 3 manuscripts to journals for ...
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7answers
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Why doesn't the university give past final exams' answers?

My professors usually give solutions for part term tests. But it seems that, they never gave any solutions for the past final exams in any courses I've taken. Does anyone has the same experience? Or ...
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1answer
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor for publication opportunities?

I am an undergraduate engineering student. Last summer I was working on a project in a lab that was not particularly novel - it had already been published by another group, and it mainly involved ...
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Effect of Research in an Engineering group on Physics PhD application

I am a Physics undergraduate and my institution requires that we do undergraduate research and a senior thesis on that research. However, due to some personal circumstances I would like to do research ...
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How to response to the editor for a minor suggestion given by the reviewer via a formal letter?

I submitted a paper and after about five months the editor sent an email: "I have decided that your manuscript can be accepted for publication after you have carried out the corrections as suggested ...
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PhD Journey 2nd Year: Looking for perspective/focus

Without being too specific to my own problem, I wanted to ask your opinion/experiences about research process. Recently I have read that a mediocre idea that is perfectly executed is much better than ...
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Publishing a Corrigendum?

I recently published a book chapter with my supervisor. I just realized that I messed up two dates in the chapter. For the first one, the original sentence is like "xx policy decisions were published ...
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Pointing to problems without suggesting solutions

As a peer reviewer, I sometimes feel there are issues in the manuscript but I'm not sure how they should be corrected/addressed, partly due to my inadequate expertise in those exact issues. I also ...
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The concept of state of the art references in review of a paper

My question is that what improvement in introduction of a paper or other parts of paper the authors should do when the reviewers wrote the following sentence: The authors have missed many important ...
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1answer
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Extension of international internship in France

I am an undergraduate student from India and I was offered a year long research internship in France for my undergraduate thesis. However, since the French government does not allow for internships ...
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Do professors submit grant proposals just before the deadline just as students submit assignments just before the deadline? [duplicate]

It's well-known that if one sets an assignment with a given due date two weeks in the future, most students will submit the assignment in the 2-hour period leading up to the deadline anyway. I'm ...
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What to do after BCA(Bachelors in Computer applications)? [on hold]

Pretty much this.I am confused between doing MCA or to go for a job.MCA seems a really huge course(3 years) and sounds like a risky path.Also, if I have a great knowledge of cs,can I get into product ...
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1answer
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Etiquette to recontact the editor when he says the he will give the news as soon as he has some [duplicate]

Assume that the last time that one has contacted the editor of a journal (about 10 months ago) to obtain the progress of submitted manuscript, the editor has said that he will give news as soon as he ...
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How to write about an area I'm going to study in undergrad research?

I'm a undergraduate student in mathematics and I'm applying for a scientific-initiation (or maybe undergraduate-research) scholarship in which I'll study a certain topic in mathematics (so I'll not ...
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Is it okay/possible to quit a PhD program in the 4th year and apply someplace else?

I am a 4th year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at a Tier 1 University. I have joined the current research group due to funding reasons but never really liked the project. The project is not ...
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How to ask rejected full-time candidates to apply to teach individual courses?

My department has a number of courses we need covered by adjuncts in the next academic year. We were given permission to hire one (and only one) salaried adjunct and to cover the rest of the courses ...
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Graduate courses or research experience for PhD admissions: Which is more important?

I am currently at a crossroads, deciding between several MS program offers. I have the choice to do a research based masters, where I would take very few graduate courses but focus almost solely on ...
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Transitioning from experimental to theoretical research after masters

I just graduated last summer and currently have a chance to do a research masters in applied physics in North America. The proposed project is very experimental in nature. My ultimate goal is to earn ...
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Should a dissertation cite the chapter within the dissertation or the published manuscript?

I'm in the process putting together a dissertation by publication and one of the manuscripts builds upon previously published work. As a result, the manuscript as a chapter in the dissertation has ...
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Tips to organize LaTeX presentations for a semester

I am giving my first course this fall and, as a LaTeX enthusiast, plan to prepare my slides in LaTeX for all the usual reasons. For those of you who also do this, I wonder what resources you use to ...
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Ask for a recommendation letter from a teacher in the university I'm applying to

My situation is a bit unusual: I plan to apply for a second Master's degree in a foreign university I did an exchange semester in. It is pretty well-ranked compared to my current one. The Master's is ...
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How can I get a postdoc position in signal processing [on hold]

My field of study is signal processing. I am looking for a postdoc position in Australia or Canada but I can not find any. Could you introduce some sites that offer postdoc positions in signal ...
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Regarding withdrawal of a paper which has not been registered for conference

I had submitted a paper for an IEEE conference. My paper has been accepted for presentation and potential publication. However, I have not paid the registration fees and do not wish to register the ...
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Editor not responding. Should I withdraw my submission? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper in October 2018. After 2 months, the status changed to "awaiting CE decision" and stayed it ever since. I waited a month and sent an email to CE in February 2019. I did not receive ...
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How to Write a Good Hypothesis for a Thesis [on hold]

I have written my thesis draft but it has an observation: my hypothesis is not related to my general objective. For me, my hypothesis is clear. My thesis is about the Communist thought in a journal X ...
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Permanent positions in USA/EUROPE for Masters in Physics along with 4 year research experience [on hold]

What are the permanent postions (young scientist, Lectureship in reputed research labS or universities) outside India [USE, EUROPE] for a young researcher having Master in Physics along with 4 year ...
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How to cope with being envious of others' research? [duplicate]

I was just accepted to a Ph.D. program and will be starting soon, going straight from my undergraduate program. My chosen research area is meta-learning in machine learning. I have been engaged in ...
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Rapid publishing experiment

In 2015 or 2016, there was an experiment by a group of post-docs and graduate students to ideate, research, and publish a scientific article (on a pre-print site like arxiv.org) in 24 hours. The topic ...
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Interview for lecturer in UK but no grants, how do I compete?

I have a Skype interview for a highly competivite lecturer position at a UK university (100 applicants). I don't have large sums of money from external grants nor a fellowship but plenty of other ...
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Organization tips for a newcomer to academic learning

I missed my chance to attend university when everyone else did and I'm out of school for seven years. Now I'd like to get a degree (BA History & English) through the Open University. I've never ...

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