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Questions on using e-mail for communicating literature and collaborating with peers. Also related to academic advertising or announcements.

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Is it acceptable to email an author to ask for a copy of his book that is currently out of print?

(Apologies if this isn't the place to ask, as I'm not a college student or independent researcher). I am a secondary school student in Ireland currently working on a large project for a history class ...
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Is it impolite to not to respond to professors' replying email asap?

I emailed to a professor about a research question. In most cases I reply to them asap. In some scenarios I think I cannot do this asap because: He asked me a very difficult question that takes a ...
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My experiment supports a theory. Shall I contact the theorist attaching with my drafts?

We did an experiment and the results unexpectedly support a famous theory. I am not entirely sure how to write the full paper or sell the results because I am not too familiar with that theory. And I ...
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How would you write to your in-class team, that you are going to drop the class, leaving no hard feelings?

We have a project to do with them but I don't have the time and am not sure if this email is appropriate for them. What do you think? I would greatly appreciate your advice. Here is what I am thinking ...
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Humanities Research with Professors as a High Schooler?

I am a high school student (legally old enough to work) looking for opportunities to work with professors in political theory. The way research is done is quite different from many folks in STEM, so ...
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Prospective PhD advisor encourages me to apply and positively mentions relevant experiences. What are my success chances?

I had recently e-mailed a professor asking for opportunities in his lab. He responded as follows - Email content: Dear [redacted] Thanks for your interest in my lab. My lab is planning to hire ...
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Appropriate response to fellowship award notice via email

I received an email notifying that my colleague and I have been awarded a fellowship, sent by an administrator but signed by the director of the programme which is a professor. The institution in ...
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Thanking administrators for bulk information email

I have recently started to communicate with scholars and administrators at an American institution (I myself am based in Europe) as part of a fellowship program. I have since then received several ...
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I have read research paper of the professor to whom i want to apply for internship but cannot understand it fully

I am currently an undergraduate student, in the 3rd year of my 4-year computer science degree and I want to email a professor to do a research internship with them. I went to some of their research ...
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How often should I chat or exchange messages/emails with my previous advisor? [closed]

For example, it will be really awkward if I never chat with my common friends for a year, and then asking for help when I need it. A lot of people here on ASE has been suggesting that we should treat ...
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What is a good way to deal with non responsive Proffessors? [duplicate]

I am not currently in academia but trying to get into. For this reason I put myself in contact with professors, and I am trying to finish an undergrad project with one, as well as having a ...
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How to ask politely to a potential supervisor? [duplicate]

I have some initial conversations related to the scope of the research area with my potential supervisor. I took a course with him as well. He knows me well too. I asked him to supervise me in my ...
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Change of email address in peer-review system

My goal is to serve as journal reviewers as much as possible, and I have recently changed affiliation. I have published several papers using my old affiliation's email address which is now closed ...
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What to ask a prospective supervisor regarding advertised PhD position?

I have completed my master's degree in aerospace engineering from India, and I am continuously looking for PhD opportunities in Europe in the field of aerospace propulsion. In this regard, I have come ...
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How can I politely tell a student that I already support him several times and that is enough?

I have a student who sends me emails twice a week showing me his updated dissertation. At first I supported him a lot. But he literally does what I say word by word and never goes beyond what I tell ...
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How to cold email multiple faculty members to propose a collaboration?

I am currently looking at an advertised postdoctoral fellowship (in the US if that matters), where it is stated that the topic of the research proposal should be discussed with faculty members before ...
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Peer shared with me “too much information” for a homework problem

In the summer, I took a math course where one of the homeworks involved a question where answers were expected to include several diagrams alongside an explanation. At the time, I thought it was a ...
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How do I ask professors to give feedback on my online articles that are based on their work?

I am working on a website that contains a list of free courses. My aim is to promote our field (semidefinite programming). Each course consists of a number of articles. Each article is built using ...
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Was my student being disrespectful by using shouting language in her email to me?

I have a PhD in statistics and teach statistics for humanities students in a university. One week before the start of the semester I posted all the required information regarding the course textbook, ...
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How should I address my two supervisors (one man, one woman) in an email?

I am currently doing a PhD. My professor, which is my first supervisor, is a man. My second supervisor is a woman and works for my first supervisor. The etiquette and the courtesy, at least in my ...
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Is it okay to ask a professor from another university for class lecture notes of a course that he offered on that university?

I find two very interesting courses that were offered in the Spring 2019 semester at ETH Zürich. Unfortunately, their class lecture notes are not shared publically. I wonder if it is appropriate to ...
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What is the correct way to write a follow-up email in case the first one ended up in spam folder?

It's been several weeks that I sent an email regarding to an open call for a position. The position is advertised in a personal webpage with the message "[...] suitable candidates feel free to ...
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Asking a professor if you would be able to manage the material in their graduate course given lack of background

I am a graduate student in a US chemistry department and found a class (mechanical engineering) that would be somewhat helpful for my research but is out of my discipline. I'm not familiar with a lot ...
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How do I deal with colleagues/advisers who aren't responsive to e-mails?

I've had some frustrating situations with a colleague who will say that they will do something but then never do it. Is there a way to "encourage" him/her to respond more promptly? I take it ...
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How to search who exactly to cold-email for a research internship?

I am interested in cold-emailing some professors to ask whether they would be willing to offer a research position to me. However, I am not sure who exactly to email. I have an idea of the sub-fields ...
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Email signature question [duplicate]

I have 3 Associate in Applied Science Degrees (Accounting, Legal Secretary, and Information Processing) and also a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. How can I properly acknowledge my ...
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How late is too late to reply to a professor's email? [duplicate]

I decided to make a separate post for this question, though I've mentioned it in other posts. A couple of weeks ago, I emailed a professor at another university about advising me, and I also brought ...
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How to say “I'm not interested” in a polite way?

I'm a PhD student, sending cold emails to potential PIs for postdoc positions these days. I sent an email to this one PI that I've been interested in and asked him about the possibility of joining his ...
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Should I email the program director of a department after being referred to them by another professor/potential advisor?

A couple of weeks ago, I emailed a professor (at a different university) about becoming my graduate advisor. While they didn't explicitly agree to do so (the program isn't accepting new students until ...
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Enquiry emails for grad school

I will be applying for grad school soon and have drafted a few informal enquiry emails. When would be the best time to send out informal enquiry emails to potential supervisors? Would it be advisable ...
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How do I email my co-authors asking them to review a manuscript very quickly?

I feel really bad asking for my co-authors, who are also my dissertation committee, to provide edits on my paper so quickly, but it looks like it needs to be done. I submitted a paper to a journal a ...
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How do I distribute a survey questionnaire to obtain a reasonable response rate? [closed]

I have built a survey questionnaire focused on Software Engineering Researchers and now I need to distribute it, but I am not so sure how. My questions are: Are there any other means to distribute it ...
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Requested *contact information of two references* in application for a PhD

I just find an interesting call for a PhD position. In order to apply one has to submit, among all the standard thing as cv and transcript of records, also contact information of two references. I don'...
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How to appropriately email a researcher to ask for details about their paper?

Often when I am reading a newly published article, I will encounter some points that are difficult to understand. For example, some details of the methodology that I think the authors did not explain ...
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Mailing professor to inquire about his research paper [closed]

I want to ask some questions to a professor about his recently developed model. Is writing Inquiry Regarding XXX Model as email subject good?
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Should I address my professors by first name in emails if my peers are doing so already? [duplicate]

I'm starting a grad school and I'm used to start my emails to all my professors with "Dear Professor Smith", even though they respond with their first name at the end of their emails ("...
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Updating a Professor on Denying School Offer

While considering my options, I reached out to a couple professors to inquire on their work. Ultimately, I've opted not to go to the school in question, though I would love to work with that professor ...
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How to politely suggest research cooperation to someone?

I am a young, inexperienced person. I have never published a research paper, also I have never experienced a joint research work, so I don't know anything about joint research. I am interested in ...
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When you cite a paper, is it a good idea to email the cited author(s)?

Inspired from this question, I think the reverse can be an interesting discussion so I will set up an artificial example. Suppose I cite XYZ in a published or under review paper. I am not affiliated ...
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Accepted by a different proposed supervsior: writing a thank you letter

This is a usual how to write a thank you letter but the twist is during the application process I put down professor X as a possible supervisor. I then interviewed with professor X and professor Y (...
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Is it bad form to cold-email professors to do post-baccalaureate research?

Suppose I am interested in doing more research in a particular area in order to strengthen PhD applications, but I have just finished my undergrad degree. Is it considered bad form to cold-email ...
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How to proceed if email asking for a recommendation letter hasn't gotten a response after 3 weeks (during COVID-19 pandemic)?

I know this question has been asked before but here is the Covid-19 Pandemic Edition: I emailed my professor asking if they would consider writing me a LOR almost a month ago and haven't gotten a ...
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What should I put as the “subject” in an email request for masters research interviews? [closed]

I have to send emails to make an appointment with people to interview them for my Master's research. What would be the best "subject" to put in the email to get their attention and get a response?
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Politeness of a follow-up E-Mail regarding administrative task

I have to get a certain document filled in by a professor in regards to my major/curriculum. Initially, I reached out 3 weeks ago, and she instantly replied that she'll be happy to do so, and asked ...
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File naming conventions when sending file back and forth via email?

I often edit a manuscript draft with co-authors by sending drafts of a document back and forth via email. Depending on who I am working with, cloud-based solutions to working collaboratively are not ...
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Do teachers want students to add their attempts on solving their own question in an email?

I think this question holds for any kind of class, but if it actually makes a difference, it's a graduate level class. Today I was drafting an email asking about uncertainties in a paper I'm supposed ...
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Should I thank the professor for forwarding me webinar/seminar invites?

I work in the research group of one of the professors in my college. My professor forwards me emails which he receives regarding some webinars/seminars being organized in college/companies or articles ...
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One line thank-you emails to lecturers/professors - yes or no? [duplicate]

I have always wanted to know the answer to this question (sorry if it's silly): If a professor or lecturer answers a question or gives advice when replying to an email I sent them, in general, do ...
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Etiquette for whether to send a follow-up email to a professor who will not have a reliable internet connection?

I am writing this post regarding how to approach a situation I am currently in. First, I am an undergraduate student in math who started working under a professor last Fall. Prior to the start of ...
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Waiting for thesis corrections from supervisor, how should I write an email reminding him?

I sent part of my thesis to my supervisor a month ago. He replied that he would contact me as soon as he finished the correction. I'm afraid he forgot that. Would you have an example of a formal ...

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