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Questions relating to the administrative regulations of academia.

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Where are historical research papers stored?

I have been reading some historical papers in the field of computer science, economics and game theory. I have noticed that some of the really old ones such as Equilibrium points in n-person games by ...
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Is there any point in keeping the paper versions of one's college diplomas?

Aside from decoration, memory, self-infatuation or other personal reason, is there any non-personal reason in keeping the paper versions of one's college diplomas? Or can one just throw them away and ...
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How to put in acknowledgments a research department of a university or an internship?

How can I put in the acknowledgments section of a research paper to a research department of a university or an internship awarded? If there is an example paper, please show me. regards, Alex
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Is it preferable to list the limitations of the presented method in the paper?

I don't remember I have seen authors (in CS) explicityl listing the limitations of their approaches. Most of the cases, the approach is presented as complete solution of the addressed problem*. ...
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What software can this kind of graph be drawn on? [duplicate]

I am a graduate student freshman.I am reading some papers. I want to know what software this kind of graph is drawn in? Can someone tell me? Thanks.
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Rules or Laws to guide sectioning and sub-sectioning [closed]

Regardless of the field or subject, is there a website or organization that has rules on how to section and sub-section a document? I have a document on which I have randomly chosen a layout. project ...
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Is this paper written in a good manner? [closed]

I searched the Internet to find an open-access article about cubic equation solving methods. I have found this one which has good information I've never met before. Also, the original paper is here by ...
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Submit an idea to a conference

I was wondering if it is appropriate to submit a work to a conference call, which only presents an idea without further development. So far, in my field, computer science, I usually submit works ...
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Use idea of a paper to prove new result

I'm a phd student of Mathematic. I have following question. Recently, I proved something that I got main idea from some paper. To be honest, I don't like my proof, because I use the proof of paper, ...
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Most part of my result is as same as orginal version. Can I make a paper? [closed]

I am a PhD student in mathematics. Recently, I could extend some old result to higher dimensional. I want to make a paper. But I doubt that is a good result or not, because most part of my proof is ...
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System for organising printed papers in folders?

For the people here who do not yet work entirely electronically, and still use printed papers & old school folders to organise their papers, do you guys have a system for organising these papers? ...
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How to organize my binder of activities for review of time as assistant professor?

I am up for review and I must compile a lot of materials from my time as an assistant professor. Everything has to be submitted in hard copy in a binder. I would like to make it as easy as possible ...
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How can I produce a good academic reflection paper? [closed]

I'm doing M.A in International relation. this is the first time I'm being assigned to produce a reflection paper from a social science inquiry book. I Will be glad if I could get some help.
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Learn to write scientific papers in medicine

I'd like to learn how to write scientific papers in medicine. I saw searching on google that there are many books regarding scientific writing but reading reviews it seems they are more oriented to ...
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Why do some admissions processes request an exhaustive list of jobs held?

This question is motivated by Should you list irrelevant work experience on graduate school applications? In that question, the OP cited text from one graduate school's question about employment ...
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Immigration and tenure track in the United States

I have plans to apply for some TT positions in the US. However, I'm Brazilian and I don't even have a visiting visa. I've never been to the US. Therefore the whole immigration process is mainly ...
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Destructive bureaucracy and how to oppose it

In my country researchers are overburdened with paperwork and are struggling with increasingly overwhelming bureaucracy while being underpaid. This all leaves them not much time for actual research ...
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Regarding co-authorship for a research paper

I have contributed significantly to the paper and I was not listed as co-author instead I am listed in acknowledgement section in the end saying that thanks to my preliminary studies. I had sent the ...
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Can the graduate school administration change graduation dates?

(Breakdown of a larger issue - full story here) Following the deliberate delay my thesis paperwork by my professor, and after my department ignored my thesis revision requests for over 6 months, I ...
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Can a student seek redress for the administration neglecting their paperwork?

(Breakdown of a larger issue - full story here) Following the (delayed) approval of my thesis paperwork by my professor, the review staff of my small (~20 grad students?) department took weeks to ...
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best practices for organizing digital and physical articles

As a thirsty graduate student, I've amassed a burgeoning collection of research articles in both paper and digital formats. Right now I manage pdfs and references with Zotero, but I'm still searching ...
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How to read 2 academic papers a day without confusion?

Assume you are reading two academic papers every day. What strategies can I use to decrease the possibility of confusion between the two?
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How to make good use of compulsory study plans in connection with PhD studies?

I am not sure if this concept sounds familiar to you but in Sweden PhD students are expected to have a study plan, which is revised every year, in connection with a meeting between the student, the ...
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Guidlines for keeping adminstrative paperwork

I am not sure if this question is best here, workplace.sx, or someplace else ... I would like to clean off my desk before the semester starts (I am lucky and still have a couple of weeks). My ...
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