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

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I feel humiliated and upset after a meeting with a collaborator, and I'm unsure how to proceed

Background: I am a junior postdoc who has been working for some years with an overseas collaborator who is much more senior. I have previously had no issues at all with this collaborator. For the last ...
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How to ask my co-author to put our paper on arXiv?

I am a math postdoc who defended his Ph.D. two years ago. I have been working on a project with some senior mathematician for 1.5 years. I also invited him to the university where I am affiliated for ...
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Is it appropriate to discuss authorship while proposing collaboration?

I have a theory that I cannot test myself. A group that doesn't know me has the proprietary data needed to test it, and I think they could test it fairly easily (hours to weeks of work, I think). I ...
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How to politely and diplomatically ask one "half-senior“ coauthor to contribute more?

In our discipline we are equal coauthors ordered alphabetically. We have one most senior coauthor (advisor) who supplied the idea and edited the manuscript, two junior coauthors who have done most of ...
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Can I write a systematic review as an undergraduate and get it published in a journal?

I am an undergraduate of Animal and Environmental Biology. I don't have much research experience, but I have taken some courses on research writing and have assisted some senior students in their ...
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Will people be interested in the collaboration that can have the last author?

As a just graduated PhD, I would like to work with other people. But I am a nobody in my field. I am thinking that people will be interested in working with me if I do a postdoc with them or become a ...
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What does a professor aim at when talking about communication?

I am a PhD student at a good university in the US. I am good at my work and do my assigned tasks well. But this is the second time I heard from the second professor that I should communicate more with ...
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Does it make sense to provide a 'CRediT statement' when I am the sole author?

CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) offers 14 roles that, when enumerated alongside a mult-authored publication, renders individual contributions visible. Here is a simple example from this paper (...
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How can I have productive meeting with a very prominent researcher?

Summary: I am a shy/introverted PhD student and I have a collaborator at another university. They are setting up a meeting for me with an important researcher in the field. What should I even say in a ...
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Can someone else claim that their name should be on our paper because they have been working on the same problem?

A few months ago, in our group meeting, my advisor brought up a problem in the field that might be interesting for us to think about it. Although it was not related to my PhD, since I was going for my ...
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cotutelle program after starting at one university [closed]

I started my phd online previous year at new zealand. Due to the fact that they did not allow me to enter the country (like many others) I decided to apply for another phd in Europe. This is not a ...
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Ending a Collaboration?

Here's the scenario. I am an expert in a subject X and I would like to combine it with method Y to do something new. I have a distant connection to someone who co-authored a book on Y and I approached ...
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Lack of a second collaboration just after a successful first publication

I am a postdoc with some experience. I collaborated with a well known scientist (S), which resulted (after around 3 years) in a paper in the Nature Publishing Group, where I was first author and S was ...
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Asking a collaborator to work on a second problem he is already working on

I am a PhD student in Mathematics and I'm working in collaboration with a more experienced researcher for some time. We are working in a nice topic in which some good results are being attained. On ...
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Collaborative project started by a post-doc taken over by PI

I am a young post-doc working under an ERC-contract (thus, I do not have my own grant or fellowship). I recently attended a conference where I met some people and we discussed possible collaborations ...
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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 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 are ...
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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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