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Should a postdoc advisor be on a journal article published out of the postdoc's PhD Thesis?

My friend is in a new postdoc position. Her PhD thesis is unpublished. Her new adviser hired her with the mandate that she get it published (or a paper based upon it) in a good journal, with his help. ...
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How to tell my PhD supervisors I want to publish without them?

I have had poor supervision from both my supervisors, but one in particular. Overall, neither provided me much intellectual support while I was doing my thesis in psychology. Early on, they were a ...
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Is it appropriate to cite a piece of academic work when the author has been charged with child pornography?

It has recently come to my attention that a renowned scholar in my field whose academic journals have been highly influential in my area of research has recently been charged with child pornography. ...
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Can an advisor write a student's PhD thesis?

I've recently discovered a strange situation. A few years ago, a senior mathematician published a certain solo paper X. A few years prior to that, one of his students wrote a thesis Y on the same ...
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Can my PhD main supervisor claim the “corresponding author” role for papers from my thesis even if he didn't provide much support during my study? [closed]

I graduated last year and is now a postdoc in another university. My current boss (who was also in my PhD supervision team, but not the main supervisor) encouraged me to publish parts of my thesis as ...
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A student answered exam question with a method she's working on her thesis. What should she do to keep the authorship her own?

My friend, a graduate student answered an exam question (in Data Mining field) with a method she's going to propose in her thesis, which has not been published yet as it is still unfinished. The (soon-...
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What counts as self-plagiarism?

I'm an undergraduate and would like to write about certain topics and post the documents online, available to everyone to read and probably indexed by search engines very soon. However, I think that ...
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Writing PhD thesis as part of consortium project

I am a PhD student currently writing up my thesis which was performing data analysis as part of a consortium project. For a number of reasons the project has stalled due to poor planning, lack of ...
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Does master thesis mentorship contributes toward Erdos Number

The question is pretty basic. My Erdos Number is number of edges that seperates me from Mr. Erdos. Two people are connected with an edge if they contributed a paper together. I had written a master ...
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Can external thesis examiner object to inclusion of so many unwanted co authors in published papers?

My friend is working on material science and he published 3 papers in very good SCI index journals. In all papers he is first author and second is his supervisor and rest are co-authors like incharge ...
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Is it ethical to have results in your PhD thesis that are not strictly yours?

In some disciplines (such as theoretical computer science), it is typical to have papers where you have co-authors. Especially when the set of co-authors is large, and work is being done at different ...
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What can I do if I want to publish my PhD thesis work as is, but my advisor wants months of additional work?

I recently completed my PhD thesis with minor corrections and I presented most of the data in international conferences (posters and talks). Now I am focused on writing up the data for publication in ...
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What are the benefits of PhD students working on projects where they won't be first-author?

Given that only papers where you are the first-author will contribute to your dissertation, isn't it a poor use of time to be contributing to the projects of other researchers?
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Undergraduate thesis main author credit and prestige

Our thesis instructor, after rejecting our proposals, became one of our thesis advisers after we've accepted his suggestion. Every time he's telling us that our proposal doesn't seem like a thesis (in ...
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Master's Thesis Adviser Co-Authorship?

I have just completed my Master's Thesis and am hoping to publish an abridged version. My adviser has been very supportive of this and upon approving my thesis asked what I would think about her being ...
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Who should be listed as authors on extended abstract of thesis?

I want to submit an extended abstract of my Ph.D. dissertation to a workshop that looks for summaries of recent work. My dissertation is based on several publications done in collaboration with other ...
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Credit with helping to write a PhD thesis

I am an undergraduate student doing summer research and I am helping a PhD student to write a portion of her PhD thesis and with a bit of editing here and there. I am wondering how would credit be ...
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Paper is based completely on my thesis, but I'm mentioned in the acknowledgements only, not as a co-author, what should I do?

I developed a medical device for my master's project. The general idea was initiated by my supervisor but the rest of the work is mine (Design, build up, test, measurements, results and some ...
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Inclusion of `computer code` in a thesis

During the compilation of thesis (MSc or PhD) in a case we wanted to include some program codes as chapters: We prefer to put heading to all program codes everywhere they appear as complete source to ...
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Authorship for paper based on my thesis

I rewrote my thesis work with improved analytical explanation of major problem statement and included few subsections which were not the part of thesis. Also I rewrote the algorithms with more clarity ...
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Co-authorship for not very involved supervisor

I have now completed my PhD by research. I received support from my supervisor in the form of advice on my chapters (for which I am indebted to him; we have a very good working relationship). The ...