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Questions tagged [independent-researcher]

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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Is it fine to use a startup as an affiliation?

My situation: I have finished university more than 10 years ago. I work for company X. I also own a small startup company called Y (no employees). I am in the process of publishing a paper and I was ...
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Can I publish a single page research paper?

I wanted to publish a research paper which has less relevant stuff compacted and would be more focused on important and relevant items. Also, I have failed to find a guide to publish small compact ...
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Are there laws preventing someone from collecting data not connected to a sanctioned research project?

I would be interested in conducting a survey of Japanese learners of English to find out what they find difficult about learning English. I'm a university graduate, so no longer part of the university ...
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How to find less-difficult-than famous unsolved problems?

When I was in my high school I studied 14 undergraduate books with almost all their exercises. I am about to begin my undergraduate in mathematics this week. I love to do research in mathematics. I ...
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Can I publish a paper in a good journal without having an academic position? [duplicate]

This community is introduced by a friend of mine about a week ago and I hope I can write my questions clearly (English is not my first language and I normally have poor communication skills...) My ...
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Is this footnote from one of Perelman's papers meant to be a joke, or is it mandatory to list one's source of funding?

In one of Grigori Perelman's papers, on the first page there's a footnote where he says, ∗St.Petersburg branch of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Fontanka 27, St.Petersburg 191011, Russia. Email:...
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(Soft question?) Sharing knowledge to students, what are the limits?

I am an undergraduate lecturer. I have been bothered by this question lately. I never and never want to claim that what I know, or even what I discover, is mine. Also, things that I discover, small ...
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How to prevent an idea / innovation from being stolen or plagiarised

I have come up with an innovation to obtain linear motion without using any external source of energy. The idea arose from a paper I wrote on an alternative model of magnetism. I have built and tested ...
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How to verify a proof prior to peer review in mathematics

I think I have found that squared magic squares cannot be constructed which is an unsolved problem. I have searched for months for any mistakes and I could not find any. I have sent this to Mr.Boyer ...
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Raising money on the Kickstarter or GoFundMe websites

Let's say a student is not funded during the summer months but has a cool research idea that even their advisor thinks is tractable and important to the scientific community, and this student wishes ...
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How should I approach this unfinished research that I do not want to do?

I am about to finish an undergraduate degree, with a good enough GPA that even if I got C's in all of my current classes, my final overall cumulative GPA would remain above 3.6. Assuming I graduate ...
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Working for 2 Labs at the Same Time

I am currently working as a volunteer for a Company doing research in some theoretic computer science area on a topic with subarea A (No actual lab experimentation is involved, at most, we will be ...
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Is there any such career as a medical researcher?

A little context here: I graduated from medical school in 2012, practiced briefly till 2016 and stopped. I simply got bored with traditional medical practice and then decided to pursue my first love - ...
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After PhD, no support from PhD supervisor

I am writing here to get good advice for my career. I completed my PhD in Mathematics last year. I was quite happy after my PhD that I have gained a PhD degree, but I don't have any idea what I could ...
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Can I conduct independent research and publish a paper on a H4 visa?

I am in the USA on H-4 visa (family member of a H-1B visa holder which is an employee visa), waiting for my Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Can I conduct independent research and publish a ...
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Are “DIY projects” valuable or publishable?

I’m 17 and will be joining a UG physics program soon. I’ve done a lot of DIY projects over the years, ranging from electric arc speakers to air-quality and climate-control systems. Most of my projects ...
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Who to ask whether my math logic research results are novel?

I wrote some texts related to mathematical logic: http://www.mathematics21.org/formulas.html How to check if my ideas are novel? Where and who to ask? The problem is that I am not even nearly a ...
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What do universities get from students with valuable research ideas?

I recently stumbled upon an obscure economic theory. Currently, I'm trying to understand whether or not it makes sense. If it does, I intend to build a certain simulation of the economy (using some ...
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How to become a supervisor? Finding students to supervise

I'm currently finishing the corrections of the PhD I've done in the UK. In the meantime, I've returned to my home country, Portugal, and started working at a hospital as a medical statistician. I have ...
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Any platform for building research collaboration? [closed]

My research is theoretical and have published some papers in high impact journals. However, I need further expertise to advance my works (e.g., advanced mathematics). Is there any online platform to ...
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Is it a good idea to submit to a single-blind journal when I have no affiliation?

I am looking to publish a paper in computational biology. However, I have no affiliation (I have been affiliated with some institutions in the past, but am not currently affiliated with anyone now). I ...
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What affiliation do I choose if my scientific work is unrelated to my job? [duplicate]

I left academia, but occasionally I am coauthor of a paper. These papers are in the area of research I did at university, but now I am working in a different industry. Asked for affiliation, I am ...
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Should I write a rigorous draft before asking for comments?

I have a 10-page manuscript of my independent research and would like to ask a professor for comments. In short, I claim that I've seen a bridge between Shannon's information and semantic information....
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Is it possible to contribute to academic research after retirement from the industry?

Currently, I have a master’s of science in mathematics and a potential plan to couple my qualifications with a masters of science in analytics. I am actually nowhere close to being retired in the ...
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Is it possible to write good papers in a startup?

I don't know if there are some small startups in the world where they hire researchers to write papers. If so, is it possible for them to write good papers almost without advisors and professors or ...
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What should be taken note of in collaborating with professors/ researchers?

Recently, as a fresh graduate with a BSc in both physics and mathematics, I've met up with a mathematics professor from a University in my home country. During the discussion, he asked for my ...
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How can I get feedback for my work in math if I'm not in academia?

I will soon finish my undergraduate degree in math, and I want to study mathematics as a hobby after I graduate. Online, I see a general trend of people saying You can't learn real math without ...
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How to establish inter-rater reliability as a sole PhD researcher

I'm doing a PhD in the social sciences and want to use an observational method to analyse audio recordings of social work conversations. I will be using an established behavioural coding manual (the ...
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Getting a Research Grant for Carrying out Research as Independent Researcher in my home country

I took a mid career break to complete my doctoral research in management of intellectual property rights. Currently, I don't have an institutional affiliation though I have a comprehensive experience ...
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Authorship on a manuscript that has gone through significant changes

I have an MS in a scientific field and have published several papers in the peer-reviewed literature in that field. Three and half years ago, while still working in that field, I began a side-project (...
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How should I go about publishing a manuscript in which my mentor does not actively support my best interests?

I am at a loss of what to do. I had started working on this project, a systematic review and meta-analysis back in undergrad. I was a senior. Long story short, for a while my manuscript was going well....
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Contact professors regarding a not registered invention idea

I have received my MSc degree and I want to apply for Ph.D. programs. I have an idea for an invention (this idea came from my master’s thesis), but it is not completely related to my field – I will ...
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Publishing an intuitive idea from outside academia

I've written up an idea about how the web can be better organized that I think is an important one, and which can be grasped at an intuitive level. However, I lack the resources to conclusively prove ...
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How to submit an article (for example, on arXiv) without being affiliated to any institution? [duplicate]

The core of the problem is already in the title but I feel as i should add some more details. I was doing some mathematics and, if there are no logical flaws or mistakes of any other nature (it seems ...
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Would it be regarded as a conflict of interests if I had described the research I would submit to an editor of the same journal before I submitted it?

I'm in a unique situation. I do my investigations on my own. It means I'm not affiliated with any institutions and am not taking money from anyone. But it also means I have no one to turn to when I ...
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How to get recognition of research as an independent autodidact?

I have done my own research independently from any academic institution. The theses are mainly biochemical, and aquaculture. I would like to have the work peer reviewed. I tried to use researchgate....
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How can a non-professional researcher get to test ideas experimentally?

I'm not professional scientist. I work a normal job and don't make my living out of science. In fact I have never gained any money by doing science. However, I have my scientific ideas, I browse ...
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How to continue doing research

At present I write my bachelor's thesis in the field of computer science and I really enjoy it. I would like to continue doing research after I'll have finished my thesis. Is there any way to do that ...
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Can I get an office in a university as an independent scholar?

I have a math-related PhD but currently work as a software developer. One day, when I retire from software development, is it possible to "join" a local university's math/cs department as an ...
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How to make a college course for a novel topic?

I am an amateur mathematician. (I studied in a university but have not finished the study.) I discovered some new mathematical theories. Now I want to make academic courses about my theories. What I ...
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How can one when not affiliated to an institution get access to very common piece of equipment for a subject?

I am working on my next geology research project, after recent publication, that has no affiliation to a research institute (e.g. I am conducting research in my spare time). I am now thinking how I ...
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What is the meaning of “Review process will be blind to review”?

I am new to publishing and want to publish a paper as an independent researcher. The conference I want to submit this paper to states the following on their website regarding the review process: ...
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How can self taught mathematicians contribute to the progression of mathematics? [closed]

I am a self taught engineer and mathematician with 20+ years of product engineering experience. I have various patents and have sat on global standards committees--mostly for occupant safety systems. ...
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what is the research strategy to adopt to compile my notes into a scientific article for a conference? [closed]

Suppose I read multiple scientific articles related to a specific topic, what are the kind and the research strategy to adopt in order to compile my note-taken into a scientific article for a ...
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writing a paper as an independent researcher

I have completed my undergrad degree and don't have any universities nearby where I can find research work. I want to write a research paper in Machine Learning and have been working in this field ...
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Ask opinion about situations in which researchers/non-researchers get involved in projects (externally) and the best way to avoid strange situations

I'm junior researcher so I'll appreciate your understanding on my very short 'experience' for the things I'm going to explain: I'd appreciate your comments regarding two relatively similar situations ...
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Can I publish in a field completely unrelated to my present field? If yes, what about affiliations?

I'm a scientific researcher working in material science and have a couple of good publications in reputed journals. However, I'm also very interested in topics like philosophy, psychology and ...
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How can I publish my independent research? [closed]

To many of you this might sound extremely ambitious, but I am already doing a lot of innovative things in my area of expertise. I think the results from this research could benefit the general public. ...
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Where can I do a research paper or thesis without enrolling in a college or university?

I am not seeking a masters or PhD degree, but I would like to do a research paper and have it peer reviewed academically? Is this possible? If so, where and how to do it? Addendum: Thank you for ...
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Can I continue my previously developed idea in my new work place?

I had developed a research idea with my colleagues in my previous work place. However, recently I have left the job and joined in a new work place. I also know that none of the colleagues in my ...