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Queries related to establishing and maintaining collaborative academic research endeavors or other activities.

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Will I be notified if someone add me as their google scholar collaborator?

I created my google scholar profile recently. When I was adding my colleagues as collaborators, I was curious if they will be notified? Similarly, if someone adds me as collaborator, will I be ...
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How much should I share my thesis dissertation with advisers while writing? [closed]

As I begin writing up my work in earnest during my final year of a PhD in computer science, I'm wondering about how much and how often to share my work-in-progress thesis dissertation with my ...
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Maintaining a Public Handbook: Collaborative editing, online viewing, plus good-quality PDF output?

This is a question for anyone who has had to maintain a set of guidelines or handbook which might be fairly long (book-length) with multiple sections. The ideal case would be a system where revisions ...
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How to determine whether writing and asking to collaborate on a paper is appropriate [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in mathematics, and yesterday I posted a research question on mathoverflow. I was shocked to find a surprisingly amazing response. I was even more shocked to see Terrence Tao ...
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Time between first draft of manuscript and submission [closed]

I drafted a manuscript at the end of August. Most coauthors and the corresponding authors have reviewed it. It is almost finished but not submitted yet. It is a bit frustrating. I wanted to ask if it ...
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Software platform for out-of-academia research collaboration

I've been volunteered (sort of) to help a subgroup of an activist group set up some on-line platform for (better) collaboration, and organization/storage of a base information. The subject is ...
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Postdoc at another university in another country. My previous team wants to stay connected and do research with me!

I obtained my PhD from a very low ranked university in Africa. Research was really hard due to a lack of many resources. But by working hard I managed to land a postdoc at a top world research ...
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Collaborator asks me to share a paywalled article - how to deny that request?

A collaborator has asked me to share a PDF of a pay-walled article with her. She can't access the article because it's pay-walled (though her institution should be wealthy enough to provide access). ...
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Can I offer to help a collaborator to finish a calculation which he's not having time to finish right now?

I'm a PhD student in Physics and I'm collaborating in a project with a more experienced researcher. This is the first time I collaborate with anyone, so I'm new to this. Recently, in the subject we ...
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How to get my independent mathematical research accepted?

Though I don't have a graduate degree, I have original (and rigorous!) mathematics and have been cold-emailing some professors. Unfortunately, none of them want to collaborate online with me. I really ...
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A collaborator has not contacted me besides our initial conversation, is it alright to find another?

I am a non-thesis graduate student working on an independent research project. I contacted a professor at another university for help with using COMSOL, a modeling software. He asked if I was ...
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How to encourage active collaboration in particle physics research?

I am looking for ways to improve collaboration between a theory and an experimental group at the same University. A grant has been awarded to a collaboration lead by two seniors from either of the ...
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Co-author keeps rewriting the article in poor English

I am writing an article with a senior colleague. Although English is not their first language, they keep re-writing the entire article in their own words. I would not normally care, but the way he re-...
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Will publishing papers on multiple subjects produce a negative impression on the board members of an interview?

Suppose a researcher holds PhD and is an aspiring lecturer in a particular subject but he has sound knowledge in other areas of studies. Should he try publish research papers on the unrelated areas? ...
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What is the procedure for working together with PhD students of another working group?

I recently started a PhD in Germany. To broaden my knowledge in my field (Computational Sciences), I thought it might be a good idea to visit from time to time the institute from which I received my ...
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Regarding no eventual contribution in collaboration

I am an early mathematics researcher. Last year I was approached by a contemporary for collaboration. We started discussing the problem with possible approaches, I read all literature related to the ...
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Why don't PhD students work in pairs?

I will speak from my experience as an integrated-Masters graduate in Physics in UK, but I think this is applicable to any discipline. Universities got it right when it comes to laboratory experiments ...
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Is international collaboration with an academic possible if I am not an academic myself and don't have a PhD?

I don't have a PhD, and I'm not a researcher who is affiliated to any academic institution. However, for the last few years, I have been working on a simple and promising looking model in Web Science ...
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Colleague stops replying emails about project, and later publishes the project with other colleagues?

I met a Chinese colleague in a conference, where we identified a research topic of common interest. So, we agreed on collaborating on a project and started exchanging some emails about the project, ...
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Ghosted by my research collaborator: how to get them off the project?

We have been a few postdocs in a reading group on a specific research topic, sporadically meeting up (via Zoom) for over a year now. This started out of scientific curiosity and none of us is terrible ...
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Review confidentiality vs Collaborator Interest conflict

The prevailing view at Are abstracts confidential during the review process? is that all information in the review process is considered confidential, including the information sent to you before you ...
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How do I deal with a collaborator who stopped working at the final stage of a research project?

I am a graduate student who started to collaborate with a postdoc last year on a research project which we both came up with. During the past year we had several discussions about this project. I ...
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Conflict in writing collaborative paper

I'm writing a paper in collaboration with another author. However this author is writing too much of the paper, including parts that I said I was going to write, and the way he wrote it is not good in ...
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How should I ask for professional help over a problem at which I am stuck?

So here is the issue. In my masters project, I have worked on a problem and am hopelessly stuck on a mathematical equation that I cannot solve. I am a non-math student who uses math as a tool. I have ...
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Is this a correct way to look for one online collaboration in this situation?

I'm a PhD student working in theoretical and mathematical Physics. I'm particularly interested in one subject and would like to do research on it. By now I have studied some relevant papers on the ...
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How to work with teammate who cannot handle stress well?

I am a leader of my undergraduate thesis team and we have 3 members. My team performance is lower than every others team in my class (i.e, they will need more time to complete a task than anyone). ...
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Is co-authoring with friends a good idea?

Not sure if this question is a bit weird... I'm still a young researcher. I was wondering if it is okay to co-author papers with one's friends who are also doing research in a close field to one's ...
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How can regular group/lab meetings promote a culture of learning?

We are a small group of researchers and we meet 6 times a year as a whole group. During these meetings, lab members talk about the current status of their projects. However, from my point of view, ...
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Solo publication in a low-rank journal or co-authored with a famous professor in a high/medium-rank journal?

Is it better to have a publication in a high/medium-rank journal co-authored with a very famous professor or would it be better to publish the same paper solo, in a lower-ranked journal? I am asking ...
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Handling collaboration requests from the authors of double-blind reviewed papers (after submitting the review)

(I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I was not able to find any similar case on AcademiaSE) I am finding myself in a very odd and unpleasant situation. The subject is "ethical" peer ...
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Promised authorship was not given; am I supposed to get an automatic acknowledgement?

TLDR: I spent a long time helping with a paper from a group at another university. The first author, who was at the same institute as me, promised multiple times I would be one of the coauthors. But, ...
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Collaborating with professors after graduation

As I mentioned in the title, I was wondering if it's possible to collaborate with professors on any research paper if I have graduated and now working in the industry? Here are a bit more details on ...
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Is writing a research paper on Overleaf risky for plagiarism?

Is it safe to write research paper on Overleaf? Some of my friends say that it is not safe to write research papers on it as it is connected it internet. Please suggest. I am afraid of plagiarism.
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Presenting collaborative work in progress

I am collaborating with multiple people on a project. I just found out that one of my collaborators is presenting the work (which is still in progress) on a major conference in my field. I feel like ...
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Is it impolite to not reply back during the weekend?

When someone writes to me while I am online during the weekend (a student or a colleague), is it impolite to not reply back, especially when they can see that I am online (on Mattermost for example or ...
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The role of a good collaborator

I'm midway through a PhD in Physics in the United States. In my short time in academia so far, I've had several distinct kinds of collaborations. I've collaborated with peers who are working on ...
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My PhD supervisor is against external collaboration. What should I do?

My PhD supervisor discourages me from initiating a collaboration with people outside of our group. He never explicitly told me that I could not do it, but I can realize it from his reactions (e.g., ...
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Including a famous person as coauthor? [duplicate]

Let's say a famous researcher contributed only a bit to a research project by a student, and the student could reasonably choose either to include or not include them as a coauthor. Is it beneficial ...
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Industry and academia collaboration

I'm currently a PhD candidate on leave, working in industry (full-time) tangentially related to research topics (deep learning) I had been working on. I'm planning on submitting a somewhat theoretical ...
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How to deal with a setting where some students come to synchronous class unprepared?

With Online Learning, I have prepared recorded videos that are equivalent to lectures. Therefore, I was planning to make the module more interactive. However, it is often the case that only 15% of ...
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Spot a possible improvement when reviewing a paper

In reviewing a paper I notice that the result presented there can be improved. However, the improvement may not be significant enough to appear in a good journal. Therefore, to me the best situation ...
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How to tactfully refuse to be listed as a co-author

I was involved with a research project with a group of people. Eventually, a paper was written and was accepted by a journal. I did not agree with the content of the paper and I didn't want to be ...
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Navigating collaborations as a postdoc

I am a new postdoc (finished my PhD a few months ago) who started with a new group during COVID-19. In my field collaboration is the norm and solo-author papers are rare. I need to start approaching ...
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How do I know if my research skills is valuable in industry if majority funding is from government? [closed]

As a postdoc, my research is funded from a grant that's 70% government and 30% aerospace industry. I work in collaboration with experimental groups and these groups have the collaboration with ...
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How to deal with incommunicable co-author

The background: In the grand area of Mathematics in which I do research, there is a famous Professor, let us call him 'A', who started a joint project with another younger colleague, let us call him '...
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I am a PhD student seeking to collarborate with PhD student/professors from other department. How can I make this happen?

I am a PhD student seeking to collaborate with PhD student/professors from other department. I have never made such an initiative before, and I lack the general idea on how to start. In particular: ...
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Co-authoring a paper with a persona non grata

Suppose Researcher A did some joint work with Researcher B. While the work was still in progress, or the manuscript was in preparation, researcher B became persona non grata in Academia, due to ...
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What is the best way to propose one remote collaboration of this kind?

This question is a followup to this previous question of mine. Let me quickly summarize. I'm a Physics PhD student interested in one particular subfield which appears to be very active and promising. ...
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Working with two different set of colleagues on the same problem

I am a Ph.D. student working on Computer Science. This is the situation. I thought of an interesting problem, and had a discussion about it with someone (call this person A) I wanted to establish a ...
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It may not be in my best interest to ask a professor I have done research with for recommendation letters. Can this seem suspicious in my application?

I am not from the US and my field is in the social sciences. A while back, I started collaborating with a foreign professor on a research project which is now under review and another one which is ...

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