Questions tagged [blog]

A blog (a web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the Web, that can be used to share, discuss and illustrate academic ideas and methods.

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Should I ask for permission to write an expository post about someone else's research?

I am a math PhD student in North America about to enter my second year. Last week I attended a conference and was interested in a research presentation by a professor at another school. The ...
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I want to write a blog post building upon someone else's paper, how can I properly cite/credit them?

I want to write a blog post which builds upon an author's paper. He uses a formal notation and academic language for describing his findings, I want to rewrite the author's examples in simple and ...
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Is it legal to make submitted research paper public

I have submitted a research paper to IEEE. Now my research supervisor is saying to make it public by writing a blog on Medium and giving a link to the paper. He also shared research paper on some ...
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Citations in a math blog

I am an incoming math PhD student in the US. I am thinking of starting a math blog. The intended audience is myself plus maybe other math graduate students. I am a little concerned about citations to ...
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Self-plagiarism: Copy part of thesis for blog posts?

I am currently writing my master thesis and I am also running a popular blog about my research area. Some people asked me about certain topics and if I could write about them on my blog to make them ...
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Should I mention my blog in a postdoc application?

I am a PhD candidate in Physics, and I am applying to some interdisciplinary postdocs that deal with economics/climate science/etc. I have a pretty good academic publishing record, but also own a ...
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What is the etiquette around blogging about conference talks?

I've attended a couple of conferences, and just standalone public talks held at universities and I've found the topics interesting, so I've written a summary on my blog to share with others (and also ...
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Is citing a blog post allowed in a research project?

I'm currently writing an essay on the possible benefits of video games in education for my Extended Project Qualification, and for part of it I want to cite a blog post from Gamasutra written by a ...
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Do scholars blog or only prefer to publish papers?

Are there scholars who blogs independently their thoughts not over papers? If so, which platform do they use?
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Should the explanatory text come before or after the animations in tech articles?

This question is in regards to curruclum development theory. The medium is blog articles / technical white-papers (accessed online). I often use animations to help drive points home, and I'm curious ...
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Is having a personal blog that addresses controversial political topics possibly damaging to an academic career? [duplicate]

I am a Ph.D student, and I've been considering for some time starting my own blog as a hobby, to write mostly on philosophical/political topics that interest me; these are definitely not related to my ...
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Is sharing research progress and ideas on blog acceptable?

Public outreach is an important part of being a researcher, in my opinion, and blogging is the method of choice for many researchers. Is it okay to share recent research progress, explain publicly ...
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Should I share my extensive notes summarizing literature in my field?

Before and during my PhD (that I just recently finished) I have been taking notes summarizing basically everything I have read in my field (articles/monographs/dissertations). The notes are structured ...
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Would summarizing peer-reviewed articles on a blog count as academic participation?

I was a former college instructor (as an adjunct), but ultimately left academia due to low pay. I have no intention of going back to academia any time soon (for a variety of personal and non-personal ...
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Pitfalls of Academic Blogging

I am a junior academic (just finishing a PhD in computer science) and I'm considering starting an academic blog. My reasons for starting a blog are: Fun. Improving my visibility. The benefit of ...
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Can I share my notes of copyrighted materials on my blog?

I make extensive notes on the material I encounter all over the Internet (video courses, textbooks, blogs etc). I want to make my hard earned notes available free over the Internet. But if I do that, ...
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Can blogging about research results first affect your ability to publish them later?

There are the obvious worries about getting scooped (discussed here http://www.quora.com/When-is-it-wise-to-blog-or-talk-about-your-academic-research-work-before-you-submit-it-for-publication). But I'...
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How to cite a multi-part blog post with separate URLs for each part?

I'd like to cite a technical blog post that was published in three parts, however, the parts don't have links to each other. Should I cite them separately as if they were different articles, or is ...
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How to list online publications (e.g. blog posting, etc.)?

I am updating my CV. As for my own publications, I have the usual sections: Journal articles Book chapters Conference proceedings I would also like to include the articles I have posted on different ...
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What problems are caused by pedagogical blogging about a class?

I am a course TA and I instruct a class of about 20 undergrads. I'm planning to make a public pedagogy blog. I think there could be some potential problems with this. For example, if the students in ...
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How to effectively use blogging as a tool to gain visibility in academia

While a lot has been said in this site about the importance of visibility in academia, I specifically want to know about the effectiveness of blogs: are blogs an effective means to communicate your ...
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Statistics on readership and posting habits for academic blogs

Although this stackexchange seems to be a little hostile towards metrics (especially when they are about research productivity), it is still sometimes fun to indulge in a little bit of arbitrary ...
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From blog posts to research papers; successful cases?

I am subscribed to many interesting blogs. Some of them are related to my research field, while others not. Sometimes I am really impressed that some of the posts are in fact real pieces of scientific ...