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On acknowledging an individual, agency, or institution that contributed funding, criticism, encouragement, or other support to a thesis or manuscript.

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Use official titles in Acknowledgements

I am writing the Acknowledgements of my thesis and I would like to know if it's necessary to use the official academic titles. For instance "Thanks Dr.X for his invaluable help in ....", but it could ...
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Can we add an acknowledgment to a paper after it has been published?

Like it has been mentioned, I wanted to know if it is possible to add an acknowledgment after the paper has been accepted We even attended the conferences a few days back
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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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Should my supervisor acknowledge me in his recent paper?

In my chemistry undergraduate I did a project with my supervisor, I worked on it for around 8 months. Around a year later they published a paper on this same topic, after my project was handed in they ...
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How to acknowledge a more general result?

The main result of my paper X (in mathematics) turns out to be a special case of another paper Y. How should I acknowledge their priority without making my paper look worthless? This is the ...
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Copyright statement (US Government) in acknowledgments - what to do as a reviewer?

I am currently reviewing a paper, which has this statement in the acknowledgements: The United States Government retains and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges ...
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What does “thanks x-institute for hospitality” mean in an acknowledgement?

What does The author wishes to thank institute X for hospitality. mean in an acknowledgement? Does it imply that they paid me a hotel or a per diem, or is it enough if they provided me an ...
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Advisors asked for a complete draft of the thesis - should I include the acknowledgement?

I have written an acknowledgement in my PhD thesis thanking my advisors. Meanwhile they have asked for a draft of the thesis (before I submit it). Can I include the acknowledgment in the draft or will ...
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Where to add acknowledgement in Article

I have written an article (2-column type), and would like to put an acknowledgement to acknowledge the non-substantial contribution of a colleague in the analysis of some data. The structure of the ...
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Should I explicitly remind people to include my name in the acknowledgement?

I am a research assistant. I've helped a PhD student from another department throughout her studies by providing and maintaining human cells for her project. She's now about to published, and I'm not ...
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Is it wise for researchers to thank Alexandra Elbakyan (founder of Sci-Hub) in the paper acknowledgements? [duplicate]

Alexandra Elbakyan founded the site Sci-Hub, which allows bypassing publisher paywalls. If this service is used by researchers to access papers that would otherwise be out of their reach - due to ...
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(Soft question?) Sharing knowledge to students, what are the limits?

I am an undergraduate lecturer. I have been bothered by this question lately. I never and never want to claim that what I know, or even what I discover, is mine. Also, things that I discover, small ...
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Should I provide specific acknowledgments in addition to a general acknowledgment?

As a student I wrote a paper for a course. I am now preparing the paper for submission to a journal. My teacher will get a general acknowledgment for the discussions we had on the topic as a footnote ...
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Acknowledgement section

I am tempted to thank the cast of a television show in my acknowledgement section of my thesis. Has anyone else done this?...the show was literally the only thing I would watch while writing...and I ...
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Should I include interviewees in my dissertation acknowledgement?

Background: I am writing a MSc dissertation in a technology/business-related topic. I interviewed 15 people for about an hour each. Each interviewee was given a choice of anonymity (e.g. tech-sector ...
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Acknowledged for nonexistent contribution?

I completed a postdoctoral period in China, where I had a number of issues with the administration and supervisor. In short, I felt exploited in many ways, from payment & funding restrictions to ...
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Acknowledgement Page

As an artist and retired visual art professor, I'm updating my master thesis written in 1997 as a hand-crafted art book. Today I'm self-publishing a rewritten thesis as a paperback book to include ...
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Is it unethical to acknowledge a researcher without contacting him [duplicate]

I'm a masters student in mathematics and I gave a seminar talk about my main result. A professor in the audience gave a one sentence comment during my talk. It is an important comment about my work, ...
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Can the supervisor ask a student to add them in an acknowledgment without any useful feedback

I am a PhD student. At the beginning of my study, my supervisor told me that they are able to help me with my topic. However, later I found that they cannot even understand what is my topic. They ...
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Asking for an acknowledgement

Is it ever appropriate to ask to be included in an acknowledgements section of a paper? I contributed bug fixes to proofs in a CS paper without which it would have been incorrect in significant ways. ...
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Should one thank colleagues for interesting discussions that have not actually achieved anything?

I am currently finishing a paper, and I am writing the acknowledgements section. There is a colleague with whom I have discussed several times about the question answered in the paper, who certainly ...
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acknowledgement part of thesis

I am going to prepare the draft my Ph.D thesis and plan to submit it to my PhD advisor. Should I write the acknowledgement part in the first draft, or it must be written in the final draft?
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How to acknowledge a MathOverflow user?

I am writing a research paper. A small but important idea for the paper was found on MathOverflow. I know the real name of the user. I tried contacting him and offered him co-authorship, but I got no ...
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What name should I give to be acknowledged in a paper?

I am a first year PhD student and I was recently working on reproducing some results from a paper which is still being reviewed. In the process I noted a number of issues with the paper which should ...
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Do I need to ask a permission to acknowledge a respected mathematician in my paper? [duplicate]

After writing the first draft of my paper, I sent the proof to an expert in my area. He responded my email in a neutral way, something like: I think if your argument is true then it would be nice,... ...
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What to do about not receiving credit in a paper (lack of acknowledgment)

Recently there have been a few instances of preprints I've seen on arXiv where I felt that I didn't receive due credit (an acknowledgment or at least a mention) for certain things. Here are a couple ...
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What if funding info not uploaded while submission but acknowledged?

To the best of my knowledge, when some authors are funded by some industries, they should (or sometimes have to) acknowledge the industry by writing the funding ID. What happens if someone ...
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Guidelines for When to Acknowledge Research Assistants

I know that it is general practice to include a footnote on papers acknowledging research assistants who have contributed to the project. I am wondering, however, if any guidelines or accepted ...
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Should I inform the people that I acknowledged in PhD thesis? [duplicate]

You write a PhD thesis, in the acknowledgments you thank a series of people from collaborators, to friends, to peers, to professors. Many of these people will never read the thesis so what is the ...
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Can authors/acknowledgements be edited once paper is published?

Following on from my previous question, can the authors/acknowledgements section of a (review) paper be edited once the paper is submitted? Specially adding on people to the authors/acknowledgements. ...
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Should a PhD student be credited in supervisor’s article that is based on a book chapter by both?

Jane is doing a PhD and is supervised by Professor Mary. Mary asked Jane to put together a review article for a book based on a draft chapter from Jane’s thesis with additional suggestions from Mary. ...
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About Acknowledgements part

I had a research stay abroad in an Institute 2 years ago. A short while after leaving institute (about 1 month later) I submitted an article related to my work there to a journal. Recently my article ...
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Carrying incomplete research work from postdoc to assistant professor position

I am a postdoctoral research fellow and recently I got offer for aP position. I am leaving the postdoc position before the completion of contract. My postdoc supervisor is saying that after joining ...
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etiquette/rules regarding acknowledgements and co-authoring of papers?

I have never published a paper before but I am wondering in the case of a collaboration, how this collaboration should be acknowledged to the reader in different situations. Specifically, I am ...
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Literature review and authorship

Let's say a research assistant has provided help on conducting a literature review and that some of the references are eventually used in a published paper. Would the research assistant normally get ...
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How to acknowledge an “anonymous” referee who identified themselves

I believe that I'm in a rather unusual situation and, as the title suggests, there is some uncertainty about how I should acknowledge a particular referee. This referee was supposed to be anonymous, ...
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Before submitting a paper, should I remove acknowledgement for the sake of anonymity?

I have this paper to submit. A professor has given great comments on a previous version of my paper. To submit I need to make it anonymous. Should I also remove my acknowledgement. I think that to ...
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Acknowledgment as technician. Do I list them in the CV? How?

I’m a technician that has done some work in a research group, and I get some acknowledgments in the papers. A fellow technician in the university has told me that for us, technicians, they are ...
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Do you consider it as weird if I thank the open-source community in the acknowledgement section of a paper?

In a PhD thesis I read recently, the author mentioned open-source software in the Acknowledgement section, an idea that I liked very much (I missed that opportunity in my thesis). Now I am ...
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How to acknowledge my professor who isn't helping much with my master's thesis?

the main advisor for my master's thesis is a doctorate student of the professor who oversees my thesis. I had one conversation with the professor at the beginning of my thesis and I'll probably see ...
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How to thank someone who proofread my scientific paper?

A colleague working in my department helped me out in proofreading my English before submitting a paper. I would like to acknowledge his help. Is it common to acknowledge such help? Is there any ...
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What are the moral and legal consequences of “not thanking” government for not providing viable grants?

Recently, on various social platforms, an image containing an unusual acknowledgement in some paper have been circulating. This is about the following paper RF fingerprint measurements for the ...
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Would adding paragraph about the motivation provided by someone who doubted me to my final year project acknowledgment be unprofessional?

In my final year project, and since it will be my last postgraduate year, I want to add a taste of truth in my Acknowledgment, where I think it's the personal part of the project, where you are ...
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Should licensed code be acknowledged in Thesis

When some function library licensed under BSD is used in simulations, should it be acknowledged in Bachelors/Masters Thesis, which have no length restrictions? In this particular case the functions ...
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Is it okay to add mention of a grant in the acknowledgements at the proof-stage when the grant started after the paper was submitted for publication?

Some time ago, I have send a paper for publication at a respected journal. The peer review took some time, and eventually the paper is in the production stage. The paper was submitted when we were ...
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How to get priority acknowledged, when a paper in mathematics is a special case of your own paper, but it does not cite your work?

I am a researcher in Mathematics and I have recently found that it has been published a paper X whose main result is a (very) special case of a result of mine, which has been published more than an ...
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Is there a standard template for a long list of acknowledgement section for master's thesis? [duplicate]

There are a lot of people/websites/organizations that I want to include in the acknowledgement section of my master thesis. I think it does not look good if I name all of them in sequence with a brief ...
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Are picture-perfect acknowledgement sections the norm in Academia?

When I read other theses, I am often astonished by the sheer number of people whose help the writer is acknowledging in a multitude of ways. Here's an example to demonstrate what I am talking about, ...
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Should I put the name of proof reader in scientific manuscripts?

Should I acknowledge the person who has proof read my scientific paper and have contributed in the improvement of quality of manuscripts.
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Distinguishing between my personal acknowledgements and those of all authors

I am an undergraduate student and intern publishing a conference paper with a company I have been working with for about a year now and am trying to nail down the acknowledgements. I have never ...