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How can I work with a senior researcher who is less knowledgeable than myself?

This question is partially inspired by this comment on a recent post which says [...] Part of being successful is working out how to work productively with people who are not as good/knowledgeable/...
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Is it a good idea to do a Master's project which is a new collaboration between two labs?

I am discussing starting a Master's project that would be a totally new project and most likely a collaboration - the collaboration may be negotiated solely based on my project at the initiative of ...
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Coauthors rewrote and published "abandoned" project without my knowledge

I worked on some results jointly with other coauthors. We jointly wrote a first draft of the article, and we started discussing where to submit. Time passed, and there was not much impulse to finish ...
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Censorship by Collaboration?

Suppose I am the primary author of an article advocating a controversial view along with several coauthors, and my coauthors not only change their mind but want to stop my article from being published ...
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Is voluntarily omitting to cite known relevant previous work a form of plagiarism, and what to do about repeated instances?

Consider the following scenario: Person A and B start a collaboration, and discuss a variety of concepts over various months. Person B ceases the collaboration, authorizing Person A to pursue the ...
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Is completely remote collaboration with colleagues from other cities/regions/countries possible in practice? (technical and natural sciences)

In fact, one group of scientists from one city/country for another group from another city/country are remote co-workers (employees). This means that you need to choose one of several formats for ...
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Vicious academic circle [closed]

I received some answers in this thread, but there are new ones that I would like to discuss with the academic community. A little less than a year ago I received my PhD degree. By this time, my ...
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PI wants to exclude me from collaboration despite having done significant work. What are my options?

I work in a multidisciplinary center, where a neighboring group started working on a topic I am an expert in. This group lacks relevant expertise, so the postdocs approached me to perform some work. I ...
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Does my contribution to an editorial project merit a more formal acknowledgment?

For the past several years, I've worked remotely and without pay in an archive in order to assist a colleague (who has actually left academia) with a book project. The project consists of compiling an ...
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How to Communicate with a Postdoc PI About a Significant Problem in My First Paper

I am a newly graduated PhD who started my postdoctoral position a month ago. To help me adapt to the environment, my Principal Investigator (PI) asked me to write a brief paper for an invited ...
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Evasive and non-communicative co-authors on a scientific paper [closed]

Apologies for the length, but all this context might matter. In 2019, I collaborated with an MD at a local hospital to write my thesis for a postgraduate degree. In my field, there is an expectation ...
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What is the ethical way to request Professor X to invite Professor Y as a contributor to our work-in-progress research?

I have been working as a research engineer with Professor X, who specializes in data mining, for almost past ten months. During this time, we have produced an AI publication. However, my contract with ...
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What should I do if my group members are uncooperative after a warning?

I'm doing a marketing project with five members (including me), and I was elected to be the group leader. (I also forgot to say that it's a school marketing project) As part of the project, we made a ...
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Funding Regulations Involving Industrial Partners for PhD Students in the Netherlands

I currently have a working contract of 4 years with my university in the Netherlands as an employed PhD candidate (werknemer-promovendus). The funding for this PhD, as I was told by my promotor (term ...
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Author of main paper vs author of appendix

I'm a PhD student, more specifically in the field of geometric analysis and physics. Recently, I solved a problem that was suggested to me by my advisor. The problem is to sharpen some nontrivial ...
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Feeling like I'm redundant on a 2-person project

I'm an undergraduate working at a lab at my university, working on a project being advised by the professor in our lab. (Context: in my field, it is not that uncommon for undergrads to publish papers &...
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Ordering Co-Authors in a Large Research Team: Best Practices?

I am currently involved in a research project that has an unusually large team of about 40 co-authors. Given the extensive number of contributors, we are facing a significant challenge in determining ...
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Is it appropriate to invite a reviewer to collaborate on the paper they reviewed?

My manuscript underwent peer review at a big journal. The manuscript was revised but ultimately rejected due to language issues, even though the reviewers acknowledged the study was of good quality. I ...
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What is the Standard Duration of Collaboration with a Professor for a First Research Paper? [closed]

What is the standard or typical length of time students work with a professor while both are at the same university, specifically for the purpose of writing their first paper together? I understand ...
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Seeking Collaborators for Unpaid AI-HCI Field Research: Strategies and Platforms

Is there a practical approach or platform to find unpaid undergraduate or graduate students interested in collaborating on AI-HCI field research studies? I'm looking for enthusiastic individuals who ...
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How to find collaborator for maths research paper? [closed]

My problem is regarding How to find collaborator who is interested in my ideas and complete the research paper. How to find someone like this. In paper , have completed statement of every theorem and ...
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How to Professionally Conclude a Collaboration with a Professor to Pursue New Academic Opportunities?

I've had a fruitful period of collaboration with my current professor, but I'm now looking to explore new academic opportunities and challenges. What is the best approach to professionally conclude my ...
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What are drawbacks of inviting a researcher whose work you've incremented as a co-author?

I am a PhD student in the field of Applied Cat/Dog Technology*. I recently conducted an interview study with Cat and Dog owners. To analyse the interviews, I used and developed a theoretical framework ...
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Unable to decide if I wait for my coauthor for indefinite time? Not sure even if my coauthor deserves authorship

I am PhD student in mathematics, from Aisa region. I started a project in 2020 and a (assistant) professor from Europe formally promised to work together. This is my old question here, here, and here....
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Changing my lastname to A [duplicate]

It is well-studied that a last-name starting with $a$ has a positive impact on research career: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2803164#:~:text=It%20has%20been%20argued%20that,...
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In group meeting, one colleague presents my ideas as if they are his original ideas

This is a follow-up of Someone claim to "indepdently discovery the same thing (two years after me)" Long story short, I'm now working with Jason, in a large team. I chat with Jason once a ...
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Cover letter and research interest

In postdoctoral application cover letter, is it okay to write, "My research interests are perfectly aligned with Professor X," even though the same professor did not reply when I mailed, ...
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What to do when a senior co-author is very disrespectful?

I am a researcher and professional in the social science field, writing a paper in the field of Computer Science together with CS colleagues to be submitted to an interdisciplinary journal, which is ...
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Independent researcher being solicited for an academic collaboration. What do I need to know?

I am an independent researcher and have recently been solicited from the director of a university research lab to see what potential there is for collaboration. They found some of my papers and ...
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How to deal with collaborators prone to publish in MDPI? [closed]

I am the only person in academia doing a certain research, so several colleagues ask me to collaborate. Of course, I am more than happy to take part in multidisciplinary work, as it tends to be more ...
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Establish communication with professors via email [duplicate]

I'm a second-year engineering master's student, doing my thesis research. I've been exploring the work of professors from other institutes and would like to reach out. My goal is not only to seek help ...
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What to do when someone is doing the same subtopic (originally brought up by me) of our group project as me and not willing to collaborate

Basically, we are in group of four working on a larger project in a graduate seminar. I brought up an idea to approach a subtopic X (abbreviated as X for convenience, but if you are familiar with ...
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Publishing funding issues and collaboration after PhD graduation

I managed to graduate out of a PhD program in Computer Science. But I had horrible experience with my former advisor. In addition to my dissertation related research works, I had some ideas and ...
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I am a PhD researcher , I have access to equipment in my lab, can I use the facilities to test my own samples that are not part of my project

I am working at some lab in xyz, I have been granted access to solid state NMR,SEM,TEM. I have recently collaborated with researchers who don't have these facilities. They want me to collaborate by ...
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At what point does research criticism become academic hazing?

I've been collaborating on a paper with a junior colleague and a senior colleague, among others. The junior colleague is the lead writer on the paper and has done about 85-90% of the research. Junior ...
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Conference paper collaboration problem, course of action

A while ago I presented at a conference where a recent PhD gave a presentation co-authored with his professor. The talk, which was about a topic similar to that of my own talk, was good. The presenter ...
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Two-author paper with thesis mentor, but the idea is entirely mine

I recently defended my master's thesis in artificial intelligence. Among other things, I invented a new algorithm that I would like to publish. The domain is natural language processing, with papers ...
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Collaboration outside PI's lab and ethics dilemma

I am currently a Postdoc at the University of A. I did my PhD (in Computer Science, if it matters) at the University of NotA. All my Postdoc funding (salary, etc.) comes from my current PI's grant. I ...
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How to find researches outside of your specialty as a Phd student?

I am a starting CS Phd student whose research involves high performance computing in the form of PDE simulations. My specialty is thus in numerical methods for solving PDEs and all of the regular high ...
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Invitation to publish

A prestigious professor emailed me and requested that I submit work for publication with the renowned series that he edits. He needs this work because it is a gap for something he is engaged with. I ...
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How to email a co-author in nice way that I will submit the paper if he doesn't finish his part in time?

I request readers to revisit my old question. The problem is not solved yet even if another 4 months passed. Let me briefly mention the situation again. I am a PhD student in mathematics and two years ...
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How can I supervise a careless student?

I am a postdoc in physics and was in an advisory role in a project with an undergraduate student majoring in math. It was my first time collaborating with someone junior to me. The collaboration was ...
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Supervisor is not reading unpublished manuscript

I created a rather controversial review of empirical data for my PhD thesis. Initially, my supervisor was very discouraging regarding this review, to the point of threatening me to end my PhD. ...
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What can I do if my coauthor takes a long-time/unreliable to finalize/submit a paper?

I asked the same question 3 months ago. I am a Ph.D. student in mathematics and am suffering from a problem. My coauthor has not responded for 2 months, and as a result, I am unable to submit the ...
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Collaborator remade all the figures of our results. How to proceed?

We are in a collaboration with another group, and our PIs have several papers and ongoing projects together (I am a 3rd year PhD student). They are experimental, we are computational. Around 1.5 years ...
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Supervisor excessively adding self-citations to our paper

I'm a first-year PhD student working alongside my supervisor on my second paper. So far, the process has been that I write a draft, he adds some comments/text where necessary, and we re-iterate. This ...
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Collaborators have asked me to oversee another PhD student’s work, how to proceed?

A newer PhD student in my lab has begun conducting research very similar to mine. We are both working on a large body of research, and although the projects are similar, their research will ultimately ...
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Ethical standards in asking a professor for reviewing a finished manuscript and publishing it together

I have been independently working on a substantial idea. The results of my work have been compiled into a complete manuscript. However, I think I need to have an expert in the field reviewing it to ...
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How do I pivot from a collaboration with some professors on a project I am not particularly invested in to one lying more in my area of interest?

I am a graduate student who is currently working on a project with another student and some professors which will soon lead to the publication of a paper with my name on it. As someone who would like ...
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Contraints for an article

I'd like to write a scientific article from my master's thesis. My supervisor offered to collaborate on this, and become co-author. I would answer positively if it wasn't for the following ...
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