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Questions tagged [chemistry]

On standards or conventions specific to chemistry as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field

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Should I take the GRE physics subject test for a chemistry PhD?

I plan on applying to top chemistry graduate programs (MIT, Caltech etc.) I took the Chemistry subject test, score isn't in yet but I think it's with high expected value (because I knew everything) ...
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When can I know the updated status from reviewer or editor after i submit a revised manuscript to that publisher? [duplicate]

I have submitted a revised manuscript to an international journal of quantum chemistry at 8 August. My articles status still remain under review, I also don't know my article get accepted or rejected, ...
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Open university and admissions into a US Masters

Can a student with a bachelor's in engineering with very little chemistry take some courses in chemistry to get into a chemistry masters? How do US masters view courses taken from Open University, ...
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Are there journals in science communication (STEM field) that allow technical notes? [closed]

I've written a small piece of software which allows users to gain easy access to nice visualization of computed chemical reactions. It's great having such videos in a presentation in a professional ...
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How to find papers having datasets?

It is becoming common for authors to upload raw data of their research when publishing their papers. However, it is still a small fraction of papers include the dataset. Is there a way to search for ...
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How to write a paper where a chemical compound's name cannot be disclosed?

I am currently working with a certain chemical compound whose name its very well known and largely studied. However, due to my findings that relate this compound with an industrial procedure (that ...
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How to publish an article that is only one page long?

I am interested in publishing a journal article that is only 1 page long. Most journals want more lengthy articles. The area of focus is Chemistry. How to sort through all the requirements without ...
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How is the job market for Chemistry like? [closed]

Apologies if this isn't a correct website to ask. But I'm a UK student applying to study Chemistry at university mostly because I'm good at the subject and I enjoy learning the applications of what it ...
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How can I evaluate the strength of a chemical physics program?

I can only find evaluations/rankings for departments such as chemistry or physics, but I am not sure how to evaluate a combined program of chemical physics.
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Should I report my Chemistry GRE scores to my application files?

I just got my chem GRE scores and the result was below my expectations. I scored 700 (50th percentile) and now I am not sure if this score will kill my application to a PhD program in chemistry. I am ...
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Is obtaining a MS degree in Chemistry useful to strengthen your CV if you wish to apply to a top PhD program in Chemistry?

I got admitted to a small MS program in the US with an assistantship and I still have not decided if I should accept the offer or not. The reason is that I want to pursue a PhD and build an academic ...
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GRE Scores for Graduate programs in Chemistry [closed]

I am planning to apply to PhD programs in Chemistry this year so I took the GRE last week and my scores were the following: Verbal - 161 - 88% Quantitative - 154 - 55% (I still don't have the ...
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Where do graduates in Chemistry from small PhD programs in the U.S go?

I am gathering information about the universities I intend to apply later this year and I've noticed that even in small graduate programs, most faculty members come from top universities such as ...
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Do ACS and RSC journals have identical credit in a tenure-track application?

I am a postdoc in chemistry and have published 15 papers in RSC journals. I hope to publish about 8 papers during the next year and then apply for a tenure-track position in the US. My group leader ...
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I “fear” studying [closed]

I'm a very accomplished software developer and designer and over the years I've written millions and millions of lines of code, worked on everything from video and social media platforms to complex AI ...
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Applying for a 2nd MS degree - Should I mention my previous MS in the statement of purpose?

Graduate application season is about to start and I would like to apply for MS programs within the US. Ideally, I should apply for a PhD since I already have a MS degree in Inorganic Chemistry. ...
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From Chemical Engineering undergrad to chemistry graduate school

Right now I'm studying Chemical Engineering My CGPA is 3.4 and I'm a junior. I'm thinking about joining a chemistry graduate program after a graduate. So my question is if I applied will they look at ...
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How many students are typical for an advisor?

I am an undergraduate student in China, majoring in chemistry. I am now considering which advisors would be most suitable for my future research. Actually, I have been working in a professor's lab ...
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Does it matter if I present in a PhD interview a topic which is partially unrelated to the PhD one?

I have a PhD interview coming up on organic chemistry in a few days. As part of the interview process I have to give a short presentation regarding a research which I am currently undertaking. However ...
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Is a Master's in Chemical Engineering worth it? [closed]

I am currently in undergrad as a ChemE, and have been looking at the possibility of getting my master's also. We have a program at my Uni, where we can complete the master's in one year instead of two,...
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Costs for colored figures in Chemistry - A European Journal [closed]

I am planning to submit a Chemistry - A European Journal "full paper" article. However, it contains many colored figures. The FAQ does not really answer the question if colored figures will lead to ...
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How long should a graduate school statement of intent be?

I'm attempting to apply to a graduate program for medicinal chemistry and the prompt for the statement of intent doesn't explicitly state a page length. Should I assume about one page? And are ...
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How can one join the Royal Society of Chemistry as an AMRSC (or MRSC) without a referee?

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is an amalgam of what used to be many different societies, and has a long and rich history going back to Faraday (who incidentally, never received any degree), and ...
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Which undergraduate major leads to a research career in development of new medical drugs?

Let's say someone wants to study biochemistry and his main goal is to do research in drug design (development of new drugs). So, his main interests concerns with Pharmacology, right? However, there ...
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ACS Style image citation

I'm trying to cite an online image that I am using for a chemical literacy review. It is required to use ACS style, but the style guide makes no mention of images per se. I therefore tried to cite it ...
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How much theory should be given in article? [closed]

I have created a software and the assisting methodology for its application to some kinetic studies. I used a lot of theory. E.g., I used kinetic model, reactor model, data analysis (about 7 methods ...
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How does PhD candidate salary compares between differen European countries, and the USA? [closed]

I would like to know which is the salary average of a PhD candidate position in chemistry in different countries of Europe or in USA. I know that in Germany and France the salaries are around 1300€ ...
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How to improve chances of acceptance of a paper with an atypical structure?

I am working on a manuscript for publication in a chemistry journal. I find that my approach to the problem is very different to previous work on the matter. I find very hard to fit its argumentative ...
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Moving from chemistry to oceanography as a current chemistry PhD student?

I am currently working my way towards a PhD in chemistry in a very good EU university. Things are running smooth and I expect to graduate within 1 to 2 years. But there is one big problem: the time ...
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Allocating master student schedules to fit semi-commercial research interests

I am a master student at a big university in Germany. I am not a chemistry student myself, but as I am active in university politics, an issue was brought to me that I am not sure how to deal with. ...
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When is the right time to tell my advisor that I plan on leaving my PhD program?

I've previously asked a question on this forum about leaving grad school and moving to a new field. I'm a chemistry PhD student in my (now) second year. I've decided to leave my PhD program because my ...
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What matters most : published papers or GPA? (for scholarship and future career) [duplicate]

I studied BSc chemistry and because I didn't like it, my BSc GPA is 2.46. Alongside with BSc duration, I studied mathematics at home as a self-learner. Since my BSc-GPA was too low, so I got admission ...
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Deciding when to quit a PhD and the implications involved in further graduate education

I'm a chemistry graduate student (analytical) in my first year (second semester) of a PhD program at a significant R1 university. I have a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics, and ...
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How can I justify having only two publications when applying for postdoc jobs in physics/chemistry?

I have only 2 publications from my PhD, and I am applying for a post-doc position. My fields are: Theoretical physical chemistry; condensed matter physics; computational chemistry; cluster science. ...
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Is it OK to name discrete research areas as your research interests in the statement of purpose?

I am planning to apply to a Chemistry graduate program and I am interested in both drug delivery and computational chemistry fields, which are not quite related to each other. I have backgrounds in ...
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Is it possible to cross over from chemistry to biology?

I'm currently a chemistry major. However, I am more interested in the life science and want to be a molecular biologist in the future. However it is too late to change my degree to biology so I am ...
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Where can I learn more about the differences between areas of chemistry at graduate level?

I'm a 3rd year undergraduate student studying chemistry, and I'm starting to think about grad school. I've enjoyed the different chem courses I've taken, so it's hard for me to pick a subcategory of ...
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Do 90% of all German Chemistry graduates start a PhD?

Can someone corroborate the fact above? If it’s true, how did it come to such a high number, do they have some slots reserved, or is it easy to enter German PhD programs? Would it also be easy for ...
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Should I declare a minor if it is not required?

With my current major (Medical Lab Science) I am not required to declare a minor at my university. However, the program's supervisor informed me that through taking all of the required courses to ...
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Ordering Chemicals for a laboratory on a Student or J1 Visa

I just wanted to ask, if any time, any of you have had any issues ordering hazardous chemicals in a laboratory located in the US. Specially if you had any of your students or postdocs do it, since I ...
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Making myself an attractive candidate for a research lab (no prior lab experience)

I graduated with a B.S. in mathematics but have always had an interest in chemistry. In particular, I enjoyed the labs. In fact, in the near future I plan to become involved in a Food Science program. ...
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How do I find similar research problems in other fields?

I have published a paper about the combinatorics of adding a mixture of chemicals to a compound and observing a number of spectral peaks for this, which allows the user to gain information about the ...
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What are the most important factors when considering graduate school in chemistry?

I'm considering applying to chemistry graduate schools within the next six months and am hoping for some guidance in prioritizing aspects. For instance, among my list of considerations there exists: ...
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Balancing coursework, research, and teaching

I'm a first-year graduate student, and I just joined a computational chemistry laboratory. I have three tasks now: pass all my courses, fulfill my TA duties, and start research. I'm finding that I'm ...
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As a computational chemist, which online resources are available for Ph.D. level jobs? [closed]

Which online resources are available for job search at the Ph.D. level in the computational chemistry field?