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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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Etiquette with regard to email read reciepts

Context: I am an assistant professor working at a small liberal arts college in the United States. Like many institutions, mine uses Microsoft Outlook. On occasion, I will receive emails requesting ...
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Asking my prof. whether he is affected by the hurricane in Texas,

I and our security guards have not heard from nor seen a prof. of mine who I do research for. We do know that he is from Texas, but we are unsure of his exact hometown. How can I email to ask about ...
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Etiquette for sending another email after the first one went unreplied

I applied for study abroad program and so far, now it has been a week after the expected decision date. Whether I get admitted or not also affects my class schedule for Fall semester which will start ...
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How should staff address non-doctorate professors?

Background: I am in an administrative staff position, in a research compliance role, and frequently have to "cold" email professors I have never met or otherwise previously interacted with. In my ...
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What is the proper “subject” for an email in which I want to ask a question about a paper from its author?

I want to ask a question regarding an issue in a paper I recently read. The author of the paper is an academic who may receive lots of emails daily. I want to choose a proper subject for my email that ...
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No proper reply from professor after acceptance

I had applied for an academic internship after my undergraduate studies. The professor has accepted me for the internship. But since then he has not properly replied to my emails. I need his letter ...
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What to write for subject when contacting potential supervisor?

I am trying to contact a potential supervisor about doing a master’s by research. I have already wrote my email by I am unsure about what to write for the subject box of the email. Different people ...
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Acceptance of academic email endings

I am looking for statistics for the acceptance of email endings in the academic community. I was informed that "Best regards" and "regards" are among the best ones. Is this true? For example, this is ...
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How to write an email to request a dataset to a professor [duplicate]

I'm interested in a dataset used in a scientific article, but I am not able to find this dataset on the Internet, I guess it is because the dataset was provided by NSTAR (an energy company) that no ...
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Indicating work was performed as a student for alumni

I have graduated with a master's and have maintained collaboration with my advisor to publish papers. I have a paper accepted in a rank A+ conference of my field. My university e-mail address is ...
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How to organize email recipients in professional group email?

Situation is work related matter about clients in the following group. Assume the group of people consists of Prof. Assistant Prof. Doctor 1 Doctor 2 Doctor 3 (only been 6 months in the house so ...
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my professor said she would like to write a recommendation for me and when I told her the deadline, she didn't reply any more

Last week, I wrote my professor a email and asked her whether she would like to write a recommendation for me. She seems quite positive and asked when would be the submit time. I replied promote about ...
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What does this professor mean by saying “I do not have time to respond”

I am an undergraduate in CS and engineering. Approximately a week ago, I sent an email to a professor whose research really interests me. I sent him couple of my questions and confusions rooted from ...
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How best to email a professor to set up a meeting after a long time? [duplicate]

My path to get my MA was delayed following a family tragedy, and I'm finally in a position where I can get back on track, so I would like to reach out to a professor I previously did lab work for a ...
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Is it rude to tell my professor about my other admissions? [closed]

I'd like to apply for a master degree! I have contacted a professor and he told me that he can me fund as a graduate student, starting from winter. It is a long time I like to start work as soon as ...
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How should degrees be listed in an e-mail signature?

I have the following degrees: PhD in Information Technology (Computer Science concentration) MS in Systems Engineering (MSE) MS in Engineering Management (MEM) BS in Computer Science What would a ...
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Is it a good idea to write to some researchers for some help on my own research?

I am a Ph.D student and I am currently working on my research project. In this moment I am stuck with it because I suspect there is some error in the algorithm, but I can't recognize it. Unfortunately ...
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I slept, how should I respond to the professor? [closed]

It was late at night I sent an email to my professor. due to time differences, it was early over there. After sending an email I slept and my professor responds me and askeS me to skype in 2 hours. I ...
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how can I ask a professor about funding for master!

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result afterward....
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My hardware can't run the code I need for my research

I have started doing a project and I promised to report my results every week to my professor. At the beginning, he told me you should have a reasonably good laptop. I thought my laptop could support ...
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How soon to send dissertation to committee before defense?

Basically, I set my defense for 3 weeks from now but forgot that I will need to send my dissertation to the committee before the actual defense (it's been a busy week), and I need as much time to work ...
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When should I reply “thanks” to a professor's email?

I received an email from one of my professors today and I am not sure if I should respond or not. The email contained the grade I received on a paper as well as my grade going into the final. I am not ...
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First day as an independent study student

My IDS class has just started today and I am the only student. I have not received any email from the professor and no assignments or due dates. I cannot determine if he is waiting for me to show that ...
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When is the best time to send an email to a professor about a masters position?

Recently, I am looking for a master position so that I had to send emails to professors.I was wondering if you tell me when is the best time to send an email? morning or afternoon? could we send mail ...
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Professor announced that he would send me a project before master’s but didn’t

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would send me a project on which I should work for two months. I agreed and ...
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Is it appropriate (as a PhD student) to email other researchers asking about some details in their papers?

It has happened on several occasion now, that I read a paper, understand 95% of it, but there are some niggling details which I simply don't get. I ask around, I ask my advisor, and nobody is able to ...
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Want to get back in touch with professor so he won't forget me but don't know what to say

I want to get back in touch with professor so he won't forget me but don't know what to say! I took a class with him, but that's about it. I would like to keep in touch, so that he will remember me in ...
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Contacting professors via email

I am an international, senior Economics and Mathematics major at middle-sized, private international university. I'm trying to finalize the list of schools to which I will apply (to Math PhD programs ...
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Emailing professors in the physics and mathematics departments

I'm an Economics and Mathematics major in college, but I have been studying both mathematics and physics in college. Since I wish to go on and specialize in mathematical physics, I'll be looking to ...
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Students from Country A addressing me only by last name in emails [closed]

Question has been rewritten to fit purpose of Academia board *Country name has been replaced with "Country A", which I should have done from the beginning. *For anonymity, I will use "John Smith" to ...
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Will my supervisor be contacted by a conference if my submission is rejected or requires revison?

I submitted my paper to conference proceedings and still waiting to get the feedback within 2 months. When I uploaded the paper they asked me to fill the name and email for each co-author in the paper....
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Congratulating professor to having moved to a new university?

I want to get back in touch with a former professor of mine, who has now recently moved to a different institution. Would I, in my email, congratulate her for having moved to the new institution or ...
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E-mail address of the conference organizer is not valid?

Currently, I am trying to find a suitable conference to submit my research work for them. I am trying to get in contact with the organizer of this event to answer some related question regarding ...
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How to deal with an inappropriate greeting in an email?

I'm relatively new to teaching (I was just hired as a tenure-track English professor at a local community college and have been teaching for just about 2 years). I recently received an email from a ...
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Found reply for a research application from 2 months ago in my junk mail

I am a third year undergraduate biology major student. At the beginning of this quarter, I sent out a bunch of emails looking for research opportunities. I heard back from some of them and got a ...
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Politely ask a professor about my application status [duplicate]

I have applied to PhD programs in engineering in the US. I have contacted a professor prior to applying and based on my resume he encouraged me to apply to his university. Now I want to politely ask ...
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Who to contact when handling editor is anonymous and manuscript is delayed?

Here a question has been asked about the ethical grounds for an editor to be anonymous from a reviewer point of view. I am facing similar problem but being an author my concerns are different. I have ...
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Timely answers to academic e-mails and internet addiction

After lots of struggles with the internet, almost overcoming an addiction to Facebook and a compulsive obsession to check my e-mail, I have finally reached an equilibrium that allows me to concentrate ...
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How should I spend my time as a pre-doctoral fellow?

I have written to my potential PhD supervisor and he has replied that he would be happy to supervise me on a project. I have not applied to the university yet and I think the process will take several ...
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Does emailing a journal to ask if my article is within scope hurt chances of getting published?

When I started my "quest for knowledge" several years ago I began in an already ill defined-field which was on the borders between science and philosophy but as I progressed I drifted further and ...
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How to write an email to a potential PhD advisor that I have worked with in the past

I am just finishing up an MSc degree in Canada and am looking to begin sending inquiry emails to potential supervisors regarding available PhD positions (also in Canada). However, I am unsure how to ...
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Research institute reluctant to provide recommendation letters. Should I persist asking them?

I am applying for a very competitive grant call for PhDs and I need as minimun 3 letter out of a maximun of 4. I have already 3 from different professors but a 4th would come very handy so I decided ...
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What should I do if my professors don't reply to my email for recommendation letter [duplicate]

I'm applying to an undergraduate research program and I'm gathering recommendation letters. I am currently studying at a different university as an exchange student. The applications were not open ...
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Remind professor of email a second time?

Disclaimer: I know there are some similar questions around. However, I don't feel like the answers there suit this situation completely. This is why I am asking. Some backstory (not necessarily ...
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Getting in touch with a professor who has no longer an e-mail address… how to?

This question could sound weird. I'm reading through a computer science book which is the only reference I personally have about an algorithm, and I'd like to get in touch with the author of the book, ...
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What can I do if my academic references are not responsive?

I provided references of two Professors from my previous University. I talked to them before supplying the references. I believe, the universities sent some Emails asking them for some kind of ...
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Is your advisor allowed to read your emails?

In a typical workplace (North America), it is accepted that all communications through your work email are not personal property, and can be accessed by managers, IT department etc. Is this also true ...
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The potential advisor suddenly stopped answering my emails. What should I do now?

Sorry for yet another 'professor does not respond my email' question. I searched through other similar questions, however their context was slightly different from mine. I am a M.Sc. graduated from ...
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Is it polite or annoying to send a professor a short “Thanks” email? [duplicate]

After asking a professor a question through e-mail and receiving an answer, is it polite that a student send a short e-mail simply saying "Thanks" as an acknowledgment that the answer was received and ...
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Emailing a potential PI about applying to a Master's program at their school

Is it okay to email professors/PI's to show interest working in their lab when you're applying to the school's Master's program? I saw on another question that unless it is explicitly said, you ...