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Is Edinburgh's taught MSc in CS (1 year) recognized as a true Master's degree, compared to EPFL's MSc in CS (2 years)? [on hold]

I come from a BSc in Computer Science background. Which one would you recommend ? Option 1: MSc in CS at University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh advantages: 1 year only. Improve my english skills. ...
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How to change corresponing author during review process

I recently graduated my PhD and will take on a new opportunity next month. To follow up two papers that I have submitted a couple of months ago, which are still under review (during a very lengthly ...
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How can a Paper be sent to “Under Review ”so quickly? [duplicate]

I had submitted a manuscript to an SCIE indexed journal 1 month ago. I had selected an Associate Editor for my manuscript. The journal website said that if my manuscript is not deemed fit for peer ...
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1 WEEK “MANUSCRIPT SUMBITTED” STATUS in T&F [duplicate]

Even after 1 week of sumbission in taylor and fracis, the status is stuck at "Manuscript sumbitted" . Does it mean it is yet not past even desk rejection stage ?
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How can you check your competitiveness for a PhD Poli Sci programme?

Firstly, I am aware that the community doesn't like these questions as they depend on a lot of variables and specific programmes, however all of the programmes I am interested in have told me they don'...
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If I interview a professor, should I pay him or her?

As part of my Toastmasters club, I am preparing a speech where I have to research a topic I am not familiar with. One suggestion is that I could interview an expert (e.g. a professor) in a field ...
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Is There a Way to List Writing Recommendation Letters on a CV?

As a PhD Candidate, I've written several successful recommendation letters for students who I've taught in my classes. Is it worthwhile to include this information on a CV, say under "Service"? I've ...
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I am between academic institutions. If I submit a paper what do I say my affiliation is? [duplicate]

Basically, I was a student at University Y when I wrote a paper. I am no longer a student there, but work at Company Z. Do I still list University Y as my institutional affiliation? Their resources ...
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Citation and bibliography style for EMBO long term fellowship (2019)

I am writing an application for EMBO long term fellowship. As of 2019, they have the following criteria: FORMATTING GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCES: (i) Include the complete list of authors followed ...
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Submitting a paper to a conference whose scientific committee includes an academic from a grad school you want to enroll

I am planning to submit my paper to an international conference. The level of the conference might be high considering my paper and for my academic background at the moment. My paper can fit in one of ...
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Type of Mixed Methods Research [on hold]

I am conducting a study on Cultural Implications of English Textbooks. I have collected data through semi-structured interviews of teachers and got a questionnaire on likert scale filled by grade 9 ...
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How a man can go after his desire of research without following coaching institutes for qualifying competitive exams? [on hold]

The era in which we live is full of competition, I want to know why competitive exams have taken such an important status? I have read about Mr. Daniel Kane, Mr. Terrence Tao etc. they are so famous ...
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Accepted into EPFL, might not get Visa in time, what am I signing myself up for?

I was accepted to a Masters Program at EPFL 5 days ago. I am currently collecting all the necessary documentation to apply for a visa. However there is a chance it will take longer than I have to get ...
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On Elliptic Curve Cryptography [on hold]

I was given the assignment to search for new journal article/s on ECC. Can someone please recommend/suggest to me a website where I can read newly published articles on ECC? My teacher said that ...
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Journal standards vs. personal standards

I am currently reviewing an applied math paper that I don't think is great; indeed, I am hesitant to accept it even with major revisions. The language is poor, I'm not convinced by the arguments, and ...
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Is it okay to submit a paper from a master's thesis without informing the advisor?

I would like to submit a part of my master's thesis which is more or less close to an end. I wrote the entire thesis without having much feedback from my advisor as he's in a different city and we had ...
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Why competitive exams matter so much? Why coaching is ruining our lives? [on hold]

The era in which we live is full of competition, I want to know why competitive exams have taken such an important status? I have read about Mr. Daniel Kane, Mr. Terrence Tao etc. they are so famous ...
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I took minor degree courses for which I have no official record - do I mention them in my phd application?

Note: this is all in Europe. I am in the process of applying for a phd position. I think I have a decent chance (albeit still small of course) of getting the position, since it matches my profile and ...
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What do professors do with personal copies of old textbooks?

I've been teaching a few years now and the number of older editions of textbooks is beginning to pile up in my office. There is no policy at my university for disposal of old textbooks. These books ...
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Is it considered cheating if you post assignment questions on a site but no one answered it

If you post an assignment question on a 3rd party site. But got no answers from it. Is that still considered cheating?
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accepted, rejected, or requests for changes in special issue

Recently, I have gone through a special issue of a journal and in the special issue, in notification to the author section, it's mentioned that Reviews returned to authors. Papers will be either ...
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For a first year math PhD student, should the student read their graduate level math textbooks page by page, sentence by sentence? [on hold]

Question is: For a first year math PhD student, should the student read their graduate level math textbooks page by page, sentence by sentence? I often hear professors say that that's a bad idea, and ...
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Tips for First Interview (in Highschool for college)for basic sciences course [on hold]

So for getting admission into college, I first have a written round, and then an interview. In the interview, they look at your resume(Some standardized question you have to fill up) and ask some ...
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Oral vs written exam - from a lecturers point of view?

We are free to grade our students in oral or written exams. Obviously, if only 1 or 2 students take the course, oral exams (~15-30 mins) are the way to go from an effort minimization perspective (no ...
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Pursuing a PhD in applied math with a large amount of student debt [on hold]

I'm 36 years old and work as systems administrator and lab instructor for a computer science department at a small liberal arts college. I'm also an adjunct math instructor for a community college. I ...
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Can an editor review manuscript without sending to reviewers?

I submitted my manuscript to a journal one month ago and the status is "with editor" up to now. As the editor of my paper is one of the leading scientists in the field of my research paper (...
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Just graduated with a master’s degree, but I internalised nothing

I just graduated with a software-engineering master’s degree with a good grade from a top-five university in the UK. I also have a bachelor's in computer science. I always revised just for exams and ...
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Avoid plagiarism when copying (paraphrasing) paragraphs for the background section of Masters Thesis

In my background section, I have a subsection which explains ideas from research papers that my supervisor has previously published. Basically in my thesis, I build upon these ideas and so I have a ...
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Can I use a part of figure in my published paper to supplementary information of new paper?

I'm researched some material and I want to write two paper to other journals. Can I use a part of figure of first paper to supplementary information of second paper? For example, electrical properties ...
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Should I consider doing PhD, if I struggled to get MS GPA of 3.42 ( 3.5 in specialization) from the University of Michigan? [on hold]

I am getting worried if I am PhD material for top universities, if MS GPA in my specialization looks like: B+, A-, B, B+, A-, A from the University of Michigan? I defended my MS thesis. Thesis was ...
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Free resources for ielts preparation(from basics) [on hold]

Please kindly guide about free and easy resources (youtube videos and e books etc) for preparation for ielts I want to start my preparation from zero/basics
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Sharing referee/AE report online to point out a grievous error in refereeing

I submitted a short note to a math journal providing a counterexample to a result in literature that had first appeared in that very journal. After eight months, I heard from the journal. It was a ...
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Is it appropriate for an undergrad to friend grad students / postdocs on social media?

I'm guessing that if the grad student / postdoc is directly supervising the undergrad, friending would not be very appropriate. However, would it be ok for an undergrad to friend other grad students / ...
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How to calculate/decide impact factor of a new journal

I have published my paper in a new journal in our field. The reason for submitting for this journal was the editorial board which consists of some of the top professors from best global universities (...
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Inquiring about the possibility of a job

I am a fairly new Assistant Professor at a liberal arts university. I know from Facebook that a professor at my undergrad just retired and I specialize in some of the same classes this person taught. ...
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How to find collaborators?

Answers to my previous question made me believe that doing research almost exclusively in collaboration is (also) fine. But how do I find collaborators. It is easy to find researchers active in a ...
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How much money needs to be blocked for german study visa?

Students willing to study in germany, need to block some amount in a bank before they can apply for visa. How much is this amount? Some sites say 720 EURO/month x 12 months = 8640 EURO needs to be ...
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Is BEng software engineering top up degree from Cardiff Metropoliton University UK good choice? [on hold]

I have physical sciences degree(Mathamatics, Physics and Chemistry as subjests) and looking for change my career to software engineering and acquire higher studies. I am 30 years old.
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Employment in academia for doctorates w/o same field undergrad

I'm an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering interested in a career in academia, especially Physics. A middle aged person in India (from where I am) I recently met told me he couldn't find ...
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How did researchers find articles before the Internet and the computer era?

I find it hard to write a literature review, even though I have Google, the Internet, and all free, very easy to search for information tools. I have to search for days to find a piece of information ...
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Can leader position in a team make up for post-doc experience?

Well, the situation is following - I'm doing my Ph.D. currently abroad, while still having a position in my home country. It's not a high-ranked university there, but the research institute itself is ...
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Should I compare my proposed work with my implementation of the previous related papers or the reported result?

In computer science, I need to compare the accuracy of my proposed method to the previous ones. There are two possible options: Implement the methods described in related papers on my own machine Use ...
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How to improve myself to be at specific area for statistical studies?

My background (bachelor + part of my master degree) was as mathematics. Then I complete my PhD in developing statistical models. My study does not apply to a specific area (for example, finance, sport,...
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Presenting twice at same conference

I applied to a pretty broadly-themed conference in my research areas, and submited two very different contributed talk abstracts. I suspected one would be downgraded to a poster, or simply rejected. ...
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Questions about authorship rank and academic politics

Disclaimer! I am a first year CS/Applied math master student so I do understand very little in how academia works. I am trying to fix it before I go into PhD. I have discovered a scientist who works ...
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Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
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How long does the usual initial journal review process usually take place? [duplicate]

I'm currently submitting my article on an open-access, free-submission and publishing journal. I decided to submit to that journal since it's has a good impact factor and I didn't have any funding ...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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Why transcripts instead of degree certificates?

I've been offered a few adjunct teaching positions recently, and the colleges have said that degree certificates don't count in verifying my credentials and that only academic transcripts are ...
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Order of authors when publishing bachelor's thesis (CompSci)

Forgive me if this is a duplicate; i found a few somewhat similar questions, but none which matches my situation exactly. I wrote a bachelor's thesis in computer science. After I was done, we (myself,...

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