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What does the status “Awaiting Reviewer selection” mean after “under peer review”?

I submitted my manuscript 3 months back. After a few days, the status changed to "under peer review". It was so for two months. Now the status is changed to "awaiting reviewer selection". It is ...
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Is it legal to discuss exercise problems and solutions for a textbook?

Is it legal for a website to create an entry for a particular book, and add all the exercise problems (not the question completely but just the question number) and create a reddit kind of discussion ...
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Have chosen a field without thinking much

I am pursuing Masters of Human Resource Management and will complete it within a few months. But it always bugs me that I have not chosen the right field. I went with what everyone was doing. I also ...
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References must be cited vs. need not be cited

In reviewing publishing guidelines prior to submission to a journal, it is listed that "References need not be cited in text." This is also listed in the style guide for the associated professional ...
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Awaiting AE Recommendation to Awaiting AE Assignment

Paper just went to this after review. Any idea what this means in terms of the paper's status at this point?
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Why is the math in compsci and econ different? [on hold]

From my (short) experience in grad level econ, it seems the grad-level theories are obsessed with expressing theories in a compact manner, which seems to be related to real analysis and the like. ...
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Are most real-world (engineering) problems about scale? [on hold]

As an engineering post-graduate student a few years back, and now an engineer working in industry, I have often had this realization very strongly - that most problems we "adults" work on are about "...
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What are some concerns professors at a research institutions might have when graduate students begin to form a union?

I'm curious to ways professors might support or resist efforts by gradate students to unionize. The only reason I can think of, is the concern that grant money could hire less students if they were ...
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Student accused of Plagarism

A former student of mine asked for advise. This student has been accused of cheating on an assignment. By their account, approximately 8% of their project is nearly identical to a partial solution ...
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How to interpret the french terms cahier and tome in citation

I want to reference a 19th century french journal paper, which appears in vingt-quatrieme cahier, tome XV, of the Journal de l’École polytechnique. The journal front page lists them in that order: ...
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Asking for more time to respond to admission offer

I have an admission offer from a European Ph.D. program, and they have given me just 1 week to respond. Considering it is really early to hear anything back from the US universities (and I am keen to ...
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Should I expect to be paid for post-graduation research?

I graduated with my Master's degree in Computer Science a couple of years ago. For a graduate requirement, I had to take on a project of significant scope and write a paper about the project. I had ...
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How should multiple anticipated degrees be listed on the CV?

I'm in the process of completing a PhD and will be concurrently awarded an MS in a different field when I graduate (i.e., PhD in A, MS in B). While there is a fairly fixed format for the PhD listing (...
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Most efficient way of developing a comprehensive understanding of a field

Are handbooks on a particular field you are interested in, the fastest and most comprehensive way of learning about that field. For instance, if I were interested in cognitive science would a book ...
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Is it common to refer to someone as “Prof. Dr. [LastName]”?

I have generally only heard people refer to professors as either "Dr. Smith" or "Prof. Smith". However, I received an email that referred to the keynote speakers at a conference as "Prof. Dr. Smith". ...
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What to do when advisor does not want to work together?

I have been a PhD student for 2 years (Australia), and recently there has been severe trouble with the relationship with my primary advisor. I had been struggling on a problem, for quite some time, ...
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Should I leave my “first” job for a PhD student position?

I graduated from a taught masters degree half a year ago and have been working at a private research institute for about 4 months (I started in Oct 2018). Today I received an email from a professor ...
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Regular issues per volume means?

Can you please give some reference where I can find more information about the frequency of issues to be maintained to get indexing for a journal. Though indexing databases have criteria to have ...
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Rejection of papers after a long time [on hold]

I have already submitted a manuscript to an outstanding math journal. It is under review for about 9 months. I would like to know about the probability of rejection of a paper after 9 months?
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Difference between a letter/short article and a full length article?

After 3 weeks from submission, I recieved the below email from the editor in chief of an applied math journal, asking whether I would consider changing my manuscript from full length article to a ...
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Postdoc vs Assistant Prof - which is better for a career academic?

All questions are hypothetical as of now. I work in the health / biomedical sciences. I have been a postdoc for about 2.5 years and had to leave the postdoc after the lab closed. I have been ...
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Failing PhD, how to go forward?

I have read many PhDs have a feeling of failure during their studies. At the moment I am seeking a reflection, from someone who is/has been a PhD and maybe a similar situation. I found myself in a ...
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whether to send a follow-up email asking for research internship

I send a email to inquire about a research internship 3 weeks ago to a professor leading a research group(they clearly state that they have on their web-page) and I like the research group's research ...
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Am I out of contention for top CSMS programs if I don't have any substantial research experience and average recommendations? [on hold]

To give a little more insight, I attend a top 8 CS program and am graduating with a 3.86 cumulative GPA. I’ve done 2 internships in Silicon Valley, and will be returning to one of the companies (...
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Citations missing in Google Scholar profile [on hold]

I have published on article in journal in 2018 but in my google scholar profile it is not updated automatically. so i have updated that article in my google scholar profile manually. but the cross ...
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Quantum Information in Math Departments [on hold]

I'm currently a graduate student in mathematics getting my master's degree. I am interested in a bit probability and partial differential equations, and, secondarily, a bit of mathematical physics; ...
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Changing fields between PhD and postdoc

My background is in Applied Sciences (Bachelor and Masters) and I did my PhD in Human Factors. I'm currently doing my postdoc in Human Factors (Social Sciences) but I discovered that I don't enjoy it ...
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Dependence of EU universities on external funding

Are EU universities as of 2019 more dependent on external funding than 20 or 40 years ago? Is there any EU policy on increasing external private funds and reducing public funding?
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Publishing paper after graduation without advisor's name

I recently submitted a paper derived from my masters thesis to a journal. Before submission, I sent an email to my masters adviser but did not get any reply. I guess he might have forgotten my name or ...
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Can publishing on arXiv create copyright issues? [duplicate]

As an undergraduate I'm relatively new to academia. I was wondering if publishing a paper on arXiv could potentially be an issue if I were to want to get the same paper in, say, Nature, for why would ...
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Was forced out of PhD for academic/health reasons, need advice on what to do next

I was accepted into a PhD in maths at a fairly highly ranked school in 2017. My supervisor was known for being quite demanding, but I wanted this because I wanted to push myself, and he is quite well ...
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If TOEFL is needed [on hold]

I Just finished a bachelor in English language literature,, but I want to study Computer science in USA, Do I need TOEFL If I have a bachelor in English? Thanks
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Preprint Best Practices in Computer Science

I truly believe in the benefits of pre-print distribution, however I'm not sure how to exactly proceed. Here are some questions I have in mind: When should I make them available? Before peer-review? ...
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Identical projects by students at two different colleges: still plagiarism?

Me and my friend attend different colleges, both of which are part of the same university. My friend has done the project and as well as me too. Our projects are exactly the same - not a single word ...
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Lost citations on Scholar

Checked my citation score and it turns out three citations (from 3 different articles) disappeared over the weekend. How can this be explained? I just hope it's some weird bug in the crawler. Anything ...
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How do I phrase (in my thesis) that results in an important study are wrong?

The title probably comes off wrong, I tried to keep it short. I do not necessarily want to make an absolute statement like "that is wrong". But I do need to address the problems I am facing with a ...
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Responding to a query for a grant to attend conference

I applied for a grant to attend a conference last month and received the following query: We are currently in the middle of assessing the Conference Attendance applications and the assessors ...
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Negotiating 1-year delay to my Assistant Professor Offer

Recently I was offered an assistant professor position at a major R1 university. My problem is that I need to stay one more year in my home country due to Fulbright 2-year home residency requirement. ...
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Is it possible to do PhD in pure mathematics after engineering

I have an MTech in Industrial Drives and Control (Electrical Eng). After that could not go for any work... After giving some tuition, I came to the conclusion that I am genuinely interested in ...
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Mistake In an Email to Professor that is already sent out

I wrote an cold email to a professor to inquire about research opportunity. But I made an unforgivable mistake that I wrote his institution name wrong in the text. I should have wrote 'your research ...
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Starting/Initial sentence of a cover letter for faculty application [on hold]

I am applying for a faculty position and looking for the catchy starting sentence for the cover letter. The following is what I have on the doc at the moment. Any corrections, improvements, or ...
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Reviews are in but incomplete. Is it preferable to send manuscript for revision, or wait till complete?

Let's say I'm handling a paper which has been reviewed, but the reviews are incomplete. For example: The journal needs N reviews as a policy and I only have N-1 reviews. The journal needs at least ...
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Edit a manuscript after submit and approve it

I submitted my manuscript to a Springer journal and after viewing the submission, I approved it. But now I need to edit one of my references, but the Edit button is not available after approving the ...
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Do big tech companies require on site interviews? [on hold]

I'm a postdoc in the US, from Europe originally. I plan on applying for research scientist positions at big tech companies in Canada e.g. Google, uber, etc (I want a change from the US). My problem ...
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Prorate pay--can employer keep [on hold]

I am a teacher in a private school. I have been offered a position at another school in another school district. It is an at will state. In my contract I have what my pay is. Each pay period they ...
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is software construction a research process? [on hold]

I have a doubt if software development for Treasuries and payroll process in a company, where workers were using excel' spreadsheets, it could be considered as research for an undergraduate degree.
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Survey data on scientists' opinions on reproducibility/replication crisis (especially psychology) [on hold]

I am specifically looking for survey data covering the replication or reproducibility crisis as it appears in various fields of science. I am aware of the general survey of scientists published in ...
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Overlap between individual parts of BMBF funding proposals (Germany)?

I'm in the middle of writing a funding proposal for a BMBF programme (BMBF = the German federal ministry of education and research). I'm part of a consortium with a company, a local city government, ...
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How do I go about acknowledging my sources of funding when I am supported by 2 different grants equally?

I am a postdoctoral supported by 2 grants (say A and B) with 50/50. Those 2 grants are owned by different PIs. I would happy to have suggestions for the followings: When I finish a paper for grant A,...

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