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Is Manuscripts.io a legit tool? Any experience with it?

A colleague just tipped me about manuscripts.io which advertises itself as a collaborative writing tool, with some really sweet features like importing docx and LaTeX; searching and adding citations ...
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How to create a collaborative list of references [closed]

I am working in academia in a very wide field of research mixing a lot of different domains. This broadness is also a problem, since there is no proper references for the basis of the theory, and we ...
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How can I check which Bachelor's degrees are offered by which institutions in Israel?

I want to be able check, given the name of a field or discipline, which Israeli academic institutions offer a Bachelor's degree in that field or discipline. Hopefully also whether it's a B.A., B.Sc. ...
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Is it possible to download nature as a magazine?

So , as i just want to skim over the latest articles in nature photonics , i was wondering if there is anyway to download all of the current issue as a single file , just as when one downloads ...
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How to find ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a course?

Is there a way that I can find the ranking of textbooks by popularity used in a specific course, say Linear Algebra. Here the ranking based on either the number of students using the book (as the ...
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A way to search for journals that are in a similar area to a given journal

Does anyone know a website or application that can be used to search for similar journals to a given journal? There are many ways to search for journals based on keywords from your title or abstract, ...
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Is there a free database of grants available online?

There are several online paid (or subscription based) resources that provides, among other things, a searchable database of grant calls across the world. These are three examples: https://www....
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What can I do with multi-subfigure figures on ResearchGate.net

As many of us are aware, ResearchGate.net is a popular site on which researchers showcase their publications. In addition to the PDF for a published work, the site interface allows you to upload PDFs ...
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Viewing paper abstracts from Google Scholar

In a researcher's page in Google Scholar we can click the paper title to see its abstract. Is it possible to do this from standard Google Scholar search? (I'm starting to think this is just not ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...
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Choosing an email address/provider for academic work as you change positons

I'm an on-again-off-again academic, I guess you could say: I've switched positions in and out of academia several times over the past decade. When I write academic papers (or even Free Software in the ...
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How to reference/link to an online code repository, whose location may change in the future

We are about to publish a paper in PLOS One Computational Biology about an algorithm that we developed. The code will be open-source on GitLab and we want include some obvious way of finding it. It ...
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Putting research papers online

I am doing research on a topic related to an authentication technique. For my own convenience (and for the others), I'm doing all my research and putting everything on a webpage which I'll host on my ...
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How to put website links in “Used literature” slide of the presentation?

I'm preparing a presentation for my class. Last slide should be the list of resources I've used for the material, e.g. Sherwani N., Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation, Kluwer Academic ...
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How to reference a technical document (like an RFC) in APA style?

Like, this document, for instance: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791 It's an official Internet Engineering Taskforce document that defines things like network protocols, etc. Often times there's ...
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Is depositing a document already available online in ResearchGate a problem?

Yesterday, I deposited an online document into my ResearchGate. My adviser prepared this document for a research proposal. I did not change anything and even I did not wrote that document at all ...
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Why are you required to pay or have a university relation to access most research journals? [duplicate]

High school student here... I came here to ask this question since it seems geared more towards academia and I normally spend my time on Math.SE. Anyway... I have a huge passion for math, I read ...
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On the possibility and legality of bulk downloading IEEE papers

Is it possible to download all available literature from IEEE explore? Is it allowed? I was thinking that now, while I still have access due to being in academia, I might download everything I could ...
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Where to find the most valid databases about the ranking of countries in research and scientific production? [closed]

Where to find the rankings of countries in research and scientific production? For example, how can I find out the ranking of a particular country in the number of scholarly essays? What are the most ...
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Is there any service that can i use or rent supercomputer for an hour or two? [closed]

I would like to use an supercomputer to run my big data project to test it speed. I google the service & see that only this is available for free but it closed last year? Could anybody with ...
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How can I prepare well for a MSc in the UK? [closed]

I am going to study this course in 3 months: MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management. It is offered by The University of Manchester. I am a bit nervous and I want to prepare for ...
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OpenCourseWare but for Example Questions? [closed]

Part of my job is creating learning materials (such as example questions) mostly for first year undergraduate students in engineering. I find it difficult to believe that there are not free online ...
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How do I cite RFCs?

What's the right way to cite RFC's of the IETF (Internet Engineering Taskforce)? like this one? That is, what kind of document should this be considered as? Is the IETF the author, the organization, ...
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Starting a lab wiki

I've recently joined a new lab; an experimental physics group of ~30 people, consisting of postdocs and PhDs and a few PI's. All of these people are using/sharing/rotating between a number of setups, ...
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Is looking up the source of tests and using those to practice considered cheating?

The question (Is studying past exams I found online cheating?) was sort of relevant but did not answer my question, so please do not mark this question as a duplicate: Onto my dilemma: I recently ...
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How to look for thesis of Massachusetts Institute of Technology?

On my book there is the following reference: Buckles, R. G., 1966, Analysis of gas exchange in a membrane oxygenator, Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge I tried to find it ...
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Creating a permanent URL to put in a publication

In an upcoming publication, I need to link to the data I used for the publication so that others can see/use the data as well — both for reviewing the given work and also for intended use in the ...
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Is It Acceptable to Contact the Professor of a Publicly Uploaded Lecture?

A full graduate level course is publicly uploaded as a series of videos on Youtube. Within the housekeeping section at the beginning of the course, the professor provides an email address as a means ...
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How to download a database of bibliographic information for all published scientific papers? [closed]

I would like to download a database containing all scientific papers published. This is obviously too broad and ambitious. To be realistic, say I want all the papers searchable on google scholar (...
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How can we find out who was nominated for Nobel Prizes?

While the Nobel laureates are announced each year, are there any online resources that list who was nominated? In particular, I am asking the Academic side of Nobel prizes, especially in Chemistry, ...
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How to correct the missing citation counts/citing References in the adsabs.harvard?

How could we correct the missing citation counts and the missing citing References in the adsabs.harvard? For example, I find that other resources such as https://inspirehep.net/ that have much ...
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How to cite a reference which disappeared?

During my PhD, I wrote a couple papers referencing and using a set of notes available online, which constitute(d) the draft of a textbook (and laid down techniques and lemmata I used). [1] Now, I am ...
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Citing author of visualization source code?

I've found some source code that creates a visualization I like. I've (slightly) modified it and used exclusively my own data in it. Is it right to cite the github repository I acquired the original ...
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PhD: Online philosophy courses and their worth when transitioning from an unrelated field to philosophy

I want to enter a PhD programme in continental philosophy in about 7 months. This is while I hold an MA in Computer Science. While the school is very open to my application, -- i.e. they don't ...
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Where is the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health?

I was trying to find the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, but I am only able to find the .doc template. Do we have any .tex template for this ...
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How do industrial researchers get access to online journals?

When one is hired by industry to research (or something of innovative nature), he or she may want (or need) to access online journal articles. But I suppose normal industrial jobs (e.g. software ...
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Good online resources for teaching students how to write a research paper [closed]

What is a good online resource for a student who doesn't know how to write a research paper? Content I would like to see included in such a resource: how to use library databases, what a thesis ...
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Is there any forum or FB group where people would exchange academic literature? [closed]

Does anyone know any forum, FB group or other platform where students from different univerisites would exchange academic literature available in their libraries?
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Are there any research databases that accept submission of published articles?

My organisation is a research institute that publishes peer-reviewed research articles via its website. Further social media and digital communication channels are also utilised to extend the reach of ...
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How do I generate an Undergraduate Thesis worthy of publication?

There are a lot of similar questions here but I can't find one that addresses my particular aspirations and circumstances. Please don't laugh. I'm trying for an Ig Nobel. If I write a paper, for ...
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How to reference Source Code

I'm writing a paper on a technique which I have implemented in open source software. I'd like to reference the location of the open source software and the code I implemented for the technique so as ...
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Uploading supplementary material to figshare. How to refer to it before making it visible to the public?

My problem is the following: We want to upload supplementary material for bookchapters I'm editing. We have decided to use figshare.com for this. One advantage is that they supply all material with a ...
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Why do conferences and other academic events still mostly happen offline?

Despite the fact that most of the world is now connected with high-speed fiber and even phones can record 4k video, it seems to me that there is a large focus on offline events. Universities invite ...
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Finding an internship - resources for a middle school student?

I am interested in the fields of mathematics, physics, and computer science (broad, I know) but if I had the ideal internship it would be in a quantum computing lab. Really, though, I'm looking for ...
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Is it good style to create http links in a B.Sc. project?

We are two students in computer science doing our term project for B.Sc. in computer science. Now I wonder if it is alright or advisable to make inline hyperlinks in the report e.g. We look at ...
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Can research rejected by journals has any chances being accepted if it is disseminated by the social media? [closed]

I know it may sound somewhat out-of-order (if not outright crazy) to suggest it, but has anybody tried to use sites like Mendeley or the arXiv or some "social media" where you can upload PDFs to ...
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What is the preferable way to share data?

Suppose there is data that you as an author of a journal article wants to share with the readership of the article (e.g. raw experimental data, code, gold standard / ground truth data). What would be ...
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Online Access of Journals [closed]

Recently I got myself enrolled in a PhD programme. I want to know whether there is any website where one can get registered and get access to various different sites for journals like Jstor, Science ...
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Where am I supposed to report a broken DOI?

Where am I supposed to report a broken DOI? To https://www.doi.org/, to the DOI registration agency that issued the DOI, to whoever is responsible for the website to which the DOI points to, or to ...
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How do I find researchers to collaborate with online?

I am looking for researchers with whom I can collaborate online. Some ideas are hard to implement by one person. So, how can I find and cooperate with other research students from other universities ...