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An independent researcher is not affiliated with any university or academic institution, and does not receive grants from any such institutions.

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Any advice for USA university conference? [closed]

I am a student which would like to participate in an online conference in any USA university. I am interested in data science/statistics/economics/businesses domains. Please can you help me with any ...
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Am I able to pursue a research project independently as an adjunct? What are my options?

I'm a young (early 20s) adjunct professor teaching part-time at a private college in the United States - I was very lucky to get my adjunct position! My full-time job is doing consulting and contract ...
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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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Finding an advisor outside of my Grad School

I am in my last 5 classes of my MA in Bible. The program does not have advisors. We have a program director who is the dean pro tempore, a professor of record for every class and a social liaison to ...
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How to find papers which fall under the intersection of two different areas

I am asking this question specifically for the subject of Mathematics. What are some efficient ways of searching papers on two different broad topics, say number theory and graph theory. Also, if I ...
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Do retired researchers keep a personal web site? [closed]

A retired researcher may still like to keep some unfinished work, maybe as a good hobby. Therefore, I am wondering if it's better to keep a personal web site to keep those previous works such as ...
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How to find a research supervisors and a research team?

I am finishing my master’s degree in computer science this year. After my first year I understood that I have a big passion for research in the field of AI and cognition. However, the research ...
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Is it better to prepare for a phd, before pursuing one, while working in industry

Is it unusual in mathematics to do a PhD in a unrelated area then youre diploma thesis. Not completely unrelated, as for instance financial mathematics would be to abstract algebra, but such that it ...
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Is it possible to work on your personal idea as PhD thesis?

I have come up by synthesis of 3 lines of research to a general idea whose questions and concerns and most importantly conceptual foundations can be addressed mathematically in a rigorous way. ...
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University affiliations are notified when they are inserted?

I'm having trouble inserting affiliation. My master's dissertation has been completed and I have graduated from university. I want to publish an article out of my dessertaion however my supervisor ...
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How can an independent researcher publish a well-written research paper / proof in a respected mathematical publication?

Question: How can an independent researcher publish a well-written research paper / proof in a respected mathematical publication? Related Questions: How do I ensure I'll be able to claim ...
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Is it true that people willingly provide their articles that were published in journals?

I live in a third world country. I barely make ends meet so I cannot afford to go to college. However my passion for academics never died so I kept self learning with online materials. However beyond ...
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can one hypothesis be derived from another hypothesis?

I have a theory and hypothesis indicating that X leads to Y. The analysis proves this wrong, I want to say that it is possible to reformulate theory and hypothesis and show that Y leads to X. Can I ...
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How Far To Chase The Paper?

Because I have autism I am forced to go it alone for writing a computer science research paper outside of conventional US university auspices toward a doctorate by publication through an accredited UK ...
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What are the fees when submitting to a paper to a conference as an independent researcher?

I am very inexperienced in this process and could only find generic information. I would like to submit a paper to a particular conference, and I am not sure if there are fees tied to the submission. ...
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Can someone without a doctorate or an undergraduate degree do research?

Whether in history, math, computer science, physics, law or other sciences can someone without a doctorate or an undergraduate degree do research in any of them? I am an undergraduate student in math ...
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Two jobs in German public university with TVOD pay

I am working as a researcher and applying for a position at a German public university. Due to personal reasons, I would like to work 48 hours per week, with 70% at one university and 50% at another ...
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Why are most of the researchers at the university or similar centers?

We live in very comfortable times (more or less). Nowadays communication between people from different parts of the world is very easy. In addition, many people are born into wealthy families, so they ...
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Software Engineer looking to break into deep learning theory research [closed]

I’m not sure this is the right place for this, but I’m in a bit of a dilemma about next steps for my career and just wanted to outline my thinking in case anyone else has been in this position and has ...
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Does publishing medical case reports qualify you as a researcher or just as an author?

I started writing medical content in 2021. Before that, I had never published (or attempted to publish) anything related to medical content. Since then, I have published around 40-50 manuscripts, out ...
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Writing a paper after leaving the institute

I was working on a project related to the biological domain at a German institution. I have created ontology and knowledge graphs using public data from DSMZ. After working on the project for two ...
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Finding a career as a researcher without any PhD, work experience, and/or relevant academic degree

I call myself an "independent researcher", however, I have no relevant academic degree in the field in which I do research (physics, especially relativity, and electromagnetism). I just ...
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Career path/growth outside of academia [closed]

The question is mostly addressed to those ho have crossed to the other side (i.e., left academia): what are the options for career growth outside of the academia? Note that the question is not about &...
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I'd like to conduct a personal research project as a master's student. What progress should I make before bringing it to a professor?

Last semester in my master's program, I came up with an algorithm that I thought was an interesting improvement on another algorithm we learned in class. I brought it to my professor, but he never ...
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Where do i find trusted scholarly articles for historical events

As a new hobby, I am wanting to read more and stick to the facts only. I recently became interested in the public education system and many sites and YouTube videos claim that the modern American ...
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Independent research [duplicate]

I'm considering taking up freelance journalism full-time, while also hoping to publish research on cultural studies in established journals. I have been published on a research website before, and ...
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Research at Public University vs Private University: A perspective for a data science enthusiast!

I'm wondering about the difference between public and private universities in terms of creating research directions for its students, specifically related to machine learning and neural networks. I ...
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Is there a general way to propose research to the community?

Basically, I am working on a project which is scientific/scholastic/academic by nature, but I am not in a university at the moment. I mainly just want university affiliation so I can access a research ...
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What is a direct and universal way to affiliate oneself with a university (library)?

I am working on projects for which having very direct access to relevant reference materials on the subject (linguistics) is basically essential. I have come to understand that there is no satisfying ...
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Given my experience, how do I get back to academic research collaboration?

I've a teaching position in an engineering college in France since September 2021, and in a few years' time I'd like to get either a research-only or a mixed research and teaching position. With that ...
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Can a publisher make substantial edits and publish them without the author, editor, and designer's permission?

After spending nine months to create a catalog, I submitted the completed layout to the organization paying for the printing of the book under intense pressure to get done. I curated the exhibitions ...
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I am an independent researcher (without affiliations). Where can I find articles to peer-review?

I am an independent researcher in the field of data science, discrete mathematics and parallel computing. I looked up Elsevier and MDPI. They all ask for affiliations to allow me to peer-review. Is ...
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Publishing a paper in cryptography [duplicate]

I have written a mathematical paper in cryptography and I would like to publish it. However, I don't know any professors in the field with whom I could collaborate. What should I do? How to make ...
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Affiliation and Conflict Disclosure: Ethnography with Workplace customer’s

I am conducting an ethnographic survey with customers of the company I work for. I work for an Essential Oil company in the product development corporate department. The company is an MLM, and I ...
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Which well reputed journal should I publish my CS research that is free to publish? [closed]

I am a current high school student will to pay up to $200 if need be. I just want to ensure I am publishing in a good journal not one that is a scam. I was considering arxiv but I am seeing that it is ...
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How to get access to university's library online resources as an independent researcher [duplicate]

I've recently found a place in industry and left academia after working there for more than 12 years. I benefitted while in academia the free online access to online journals and research publications ...
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Can I publish my paper on arxiv?

Suppose, I introduced a new idea in mathematics, which from my perspective, may be interesting and popular in the next decades. Given that I'm not able to publish my ideas in any prestigious journals, ...
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Problems with institution in the submission process of a paper to "Annalen der Physik"

I wanted to the submit my newly written paper (my first paper) in the prestigious physical journal "Annalen der Physik". Incidentally, a problem arose. I filled out all of the boxes except ...
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Title for a non-PhD researcher?

I do not have a PhD, nor am I pursuing one, in the United Kingdom. What title could I be given, if I worked as a paid researcher at a university, but I was not a PhD student or PhD graduate? The level ...
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Where should I host software for individual papers?

I'm a teen who's writing a paper on Poisson-Disc distribution over the summer for fun, and I wanted to distribute the software I used for the simulations to maintain scientific integrity. Obviously I ...
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I have no academic affiliation and wrote a research paper in math - how do I publish it and get paid for the work I did? [closed]

I am an independent researcher (no academic affiliation). If I submit a mathematical research paper to a journal or conference, how do I get any subsidies, grants, or funds for this work? Are you ...
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How important is attending graduate school for a PhD for physics/mathematics/astrophysics research?

Is it possible for one to publish high quality research papers in the aforementioned fields without attending a graduate school? I feel that you can read online material and books about research/...
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Can Bioinformatics be used in developing a marketable product? [closed]

As we all know computer science, electrical engineering, etc. knowhows can be used in developing software and electronics/electrical products that can be sold to end-users (B2C). Can bioinformatics be ...
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Doing research on my own — Is it possible? What alternatives are available?

Currently, I am working in a field of applied computer science. I’ve been reasonably successful in industry after finishing my PhD a couple years ago in this same applied field. For a bunch of ...
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Can I apply for research assistantship at universities abroad?

I am a recent master's graduate looking for a job. However, instead of working in the industry, I would prefer to work for a couple of years as a research assistant. My long-term goal is to apply for ...
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Do any fields have a recognized text type analogous to a “plan”?

I’m interested in if there’s any general answer to the question, “what is worthy of publishing in an academic journal”? Because I once read an interesting post by Terence Tao (“Does one need to be a ...
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Independent research publication in pure math

I did my MS math in a poor math department from south Asia. While as a MS student I wrote a solo author research paper in finite group theory (without any advisor or help from anyone). I don't know ...
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Publishing a physics paper when you are outside academia?

I'd like to publish a paper in a cosmology journal. However, I've been outside academia for about 3 years since completing my masters. Is there any platform where I can share my idea and get feedback ...
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Independent research in statistics [closed]

Is it possible to do independent reserach in statistics? If i do something what is the way to verify my work?
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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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