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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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A question about paying tribute to someone I don't personally know in a paper

Let say person A passed away recently, and I want to pay tribute to A by writing something in the acknowledgement of a paper I am writing. I don't know A personally (having an email conversation doesn'...
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Is it acceptable to not give someone credit in a math thesis for minor guidance?

This question is related to this question. If I write a thesis and encounter a small problem that I can't resolve on my own, maybe because I didn't sleep well this day, and someone, like my mother or ...
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Should I include the papers in which I have been acknowledged in my CV? [duplicate]

I helped a researcher with a small part of his article (in this case, writing some GPU code). I was not credited as a co-author, which is completely normal given that my work is tiny compared to his, ...
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Is it appropriate to use a QR code at the end of Thesis acknowledgements for a subtle banter?

I have seen this "thank me" motivational remark made by Snoop Dogg during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony, several times and found it hilarious. I wondered if using it at the end of the ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

I'm currently working on the acknowledgements section of my doctoral thesis. I suffered from severe depression during my time as a PhD student and received tremendous support from a particular nurse ...
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Is it necessary to acknowledge a finished project?

After a funding project is completed (e.g., an NSF project), researchers often continue to conduct research based on that project, such as using databases, data tools, experimental material, ...
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If one of your research partners stops working halfway but doesn't withdraw what should you do?

I am about to start a research project with two other people. I was wondering if there are any countermeasures if someone stops working halfway through but doesn't officially withdraw. Do I still have ...
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Acknowledgment part of manuscript before submission [duplicate]

I am going to submit a manuscript to a journal. Should the acknowledgment section be written after the acceptance of the article or it can be written in the first step of submission? In my case, I ...
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Two-author paper with thesis mentor, but the idea is entirely mine

I recently defended my master's thesis in artificial intelligence. Among other things, I invented a new algorithm that I would like to publish. The domain is natural language processing, with papers ...
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Can I acknowledge a close colleague for the good time I had with them?

I am finishing the redaction of my master's thesis and writing the acknowledgment section. I was wondering if it is common and professional to thank close colleagues for the good time you had with ...
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How to acknowledge a crappy supervisor at the start of my PhD thesis?

I have 3 supervisors, two of whom have been very helpful and supportive throughout my PhD. The third (technically my secondary) has been pretty unhelpful and absent over the years (doesn't come to ...
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Adding an affiliation that doesn't imply a conflict of interest

It is okay to add an affiliation in the paper heading that I did not put in the domain conflicts (DC) at the time of submission? It was only after the submission of the paper that I got hired to a ...
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Asking for removal from acknowledgement

In most fields, I think, it is common to use the acknowledgement section to thank everyone for their input who contributed to the paper but did not enough to warrant co-authorship. As a ...
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Acknowledging a doctoral student as Dr

I am writing a final year project report and I would like to acknowledge a friend who is a doctoral student. Is it appropriate to write Special recognition is due to Dr. Jane Doe for her support...&...
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Acknowledging a coauthor for a particular result

I am writing a (math) paper that uses a result from an older paper that I coauthored with X. I proved some of the other things in the paper, but this particular result was proved entirely by X after I ...
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Acknowledging too many people in a short paper?

I'm a graduate student in (pure) mathematics, and I just finished up a project and am planning on publishing it. It's a short paper, only about 10 pages, answering a few questions from the literature. ...
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Does synthesising a material qualify for acknowledgement?

Very recently, my feed suggested a new paper which was an extract from a thesis in an old group of mine. It was interesting for me, as I synthesised the material used. However, whilst the text ...
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Can a contributor participate in their own research survey?

I was about to give up on my research project for something else. However, a kind friend from my lab was encouraging enough that I was able to redeem the project. And they even went out of their way ...
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Is it okay to add a sympathy message or dedication to a victims of recent natural disaster to an academic acknowledgment?

So in my home country there has been a recent devastating natural disaster, I would like to add a message in the acknowledgments to my current paper before submitting it regarding this. Would it be ...
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Grant number and acknowledgment

I submitted a paper to a journal a few months ago and applied for a research grant one year ago. Currently, my grant application has not yet been awarded, but I anticipate that it will be granted in ...
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Should we acknowledge manufacturers who provided free samples in a publication?

We recently asked several manufacturers if they could send us a sample of their material(s) for us to test towards their suitability for a process we developed. They sent us free samples. Once we ...
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PI asked me to remove a student from author's list, but I disagree

I am a postdoc at the lab of, say, Prof. Johnson. Together with a few students and external collaborators, we performed a research study and sent a manuscript for publication, where I am the leading ...
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Concerned PhD student used employee for experiments and didn't acknowledge their work

Okay, So I'm not sure if I am making a big deal out of nothing but I am concerned based off of what I have heard so I figured I'd ask for advice. I recently left a R&D job at a small private ...
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Acknowledgments in peer-reviewed journal publications

I have a submitted a paper to a peer-reviewed top journal. It is in the second review round and as far as it seems, it will be accepted. I am considering to write an "acknowledgments" ...
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How to properly acknowledge an old famous mathematician in my article?

I am a Ph.D. student in mathematics. I have worked on a project and wrote a paper. A reputed old mathematician, who is not my supervisor but is an excellent and friendly human, in my opinion, ...
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Mentioning funding from previous research without direct influence on current paper?

Consider the following situation: A student is at a university U, funded by a certain stipend, with the ambition of pursuing a phd in research area X. After a year he drops out because things are not ...
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How to keep track of projects and protect authorship

As a data scientist in biomedicine, I found myself contributing to many projects ad-hoc and pro-bono, either for analysis or writing. Submission of these project's papers can take a long time after my ...
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Including tests done at a commercial lab in a manuscript

In the course of an experimental study, I sent a few samples for testing at a commercial lab. By commercial, I mean that they provide standardized testing services for a fee, and are not engaged in ...
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Should I add the Acknowledgement in the pre-final version of a (PhD) thesis already? Or wait after I got the feedback from my supervisor? [duplicate]

Should I add the Acknowledgement in the pre-final version of a (PhD) thesis for proofreading already? Or wait after I got the feedback from my supervisor?
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Should I really acknowledge funding from an unrelated project?

I am postdoc working at a university, and I was hired by the PI of a specific project, let us call it Project X. Apart from working on Project X, when time permits I like to concentrate on my own ...
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Should I inform a person that I am going to acknowledge him in a paper? [duplicate]

I am collaborating in a multi-authored paper in physics. In one part, I made a mathematical contribution and proved some important theorem. However, I was not sure whether my proof is quite correct. ...
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Did my professor act unethically by publishing a paper with a figure from my thesis without any acknowledgement?

Title says it all, but for specifics.. Just found out my thesis advisor published a paper last year using a figure from my thesis. The thesis is in embargo until later this year. I do have be honest ...
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Should an anonymous submission include acknowledgments to people who helped with the research work but denied to be co-authors?

Considering an event with a double masked (i.e. double "blind" process), should an anonymous submission include acknowledgments to people who helped with the research work but denied to be ...
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First-person perspective in master's thesis acknowledgements

In my institution, the acknowledgements section of a master's thesis may be quite personal so I thought I'd thank my fiancée who is (very) pregnant now, thanking her for carrying the burden of ...
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How to acknowledge a research internship in a paper?

In an accepted paper, I have written my acknowledgments to the funding entities and now I want to also acknowledge the fact that this work was mostly carried out in X place thanks to an internship ...
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How to acknowledge lecture notes?

How can a lecture note be acknowledged in another lecture note? In other words, is it sufficient to express appreciation or does it have to be added as a reference?
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How to get acknowledged by the right name even if people assume that they should use a longer formal variant?

I am currently an undergraduate who likes to think about research a lot. My email is “[email protected]”, however in all my papers I am listed as “Zach Hunter”. Frequently I will email ...
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Changing Funding statement after acceptance

Does IEEE allow changing the Funding statement after the acceptance of the paper? (In particular, I am asking about IEEE transactions on nanotechnology.)
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Do I have to acknowledge my dissertation supervisor when they never even replied to any of my emails?

My dissertation is just for an undergraduate degree, but acknowledgements are required. I have sent two direct emails to the internal supervisor who was assigned to me, one introducing myself and one ...
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How to politely ask for at least acknowledgement when I help people?

In recent years, as a PhD student in West Africa, I have helped several undergraduate and PhD students who were stuck with some particular problems to the point where they were barely to leave (I can'...
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How should I acknowledge a friend for giving me a RAM module, which enabled me to run bigger simulations?

As a part of a research project, I perform numerical simulations in my computer, and initially I could not work with bigger systems due to lack of computer memory. A friend from college had a spare ...
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Should I acknowledge my parents for their copy editing?

My parents are professional copy editors. On occasion, I will send them a manuscript to read for spelling, grammatical, and stylistic suggestions. It occurs to me that, whereas I would always ...
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Why would a PhD adviser ask to be removed from the "Acknowledgments" of a paper? [closed]

I have two papers. In the acknowledgment of the first one I thanked my adviser for his mentorship and there was no problem. When I finished my second paper and I sent it to him to review, he replied ...
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Acknowledging the referee in arXiv preprint

I am about to submit a paper on arXiv which is accepted but yet to be published. In the accepted version, we have thanked the referee, as their comments helped us in many ways. Should I add this ...
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Acknowledgements chapter of master's thesis

Hi due to the pandemic and my supervisor not using skype or zoom etc, I ended up writing my master's dissertation by myself. I had 2 meetings with him and we exchanged about 6-7 emails in total. I'd ...
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Should a scholarship be acknowledged in the paper if it is not given for the work that is being published?

If a student receives a scholarship for their (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) studies, but at the same time works on a project that is totally unrelated to their studies voluntarily and receives no funding for the ...
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Acknowledge professional/paid language correction service?

I am a non-native English speaker and had a paper manuscript corrected by a professional/paid agency. The agency only corrected language mistakes and did not do any content-related work. Should I ...
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How do you write an acknowledgement section without having anything to acknowledge?

If a journal requires an acknowledgement section, but you have nothing to acknowledge, how is this put best? "The authors have nothing to acknowledge."? This sounds a bit arrogant to me. The ...
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Is it appropriate to notify professors about acknowledgement in a research paper? [duplicate]

A paper I have been working on for well over a year is finally reaching submission stage. At the beginning of the project, I have received detailed explanations from two professors about the ...
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Does it look odd not to acknowledge any funding in a paper?

Speaking pragmatically, does it look odd or amateurish to write "this work was not supported by any funding" or something like that on a paper? Would it seem to suggest the author is, as I ...
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