Questions tagged [reputation]

The perception of the quality of a journal, conference, university, or other academic entity by a specific community or the general public. Also: how reputation develops and factors influencing reputation.

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Do npj and Nature-branded journals have the same reputation such that I can say I published “in a Nature journal” after publishing in npj?

In 2014, Nature collaborated with parters and launched npj, and they state "Nature Partner Journals adopt a modified set of Nature editorial standards". In fact, relatively high impact factors are ...
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Should I refuse to be named as co-author of a low quality paper?

During my bachelor I did a research internship in another country for a few months and contributed to a research project which is now, a few years later, going to be published. The research is in a ...
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How to tactfully “decommit” from projects?

As a young academic recently flown from the nest, I am starting to figure out my own research interests. I now feel like I have too many, though. During a postdoc where I struggled to fit in and ...
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What is the difference between doing a PhD in a small university versus a big reputed university in Germany? [closed]

Take for example Brandenberg University of Technology versus Technical University of Darmstadt. Does the size of a university play any role in someone's PhD research experience in Germany? What ...
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Forced to work as a postdoc without pay [closed]

I got an externally funded research grant as a lead researcher to carry out a project at a UK University, together with other senior co-PIs. The grant would pay my salary for the duration of the ...
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What should I do during my PhD program to get a faculty position right after PhD, and how can I accomplish them? (Field: Statistics)

I am starting my PhD next year (2019), and I have some concerns. I recall one of my Professors from my undergrad years was telling me that in my field (statistics), excellent Statistics PhD graduates ...
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How to deal with a famous speaker that gives a terrible, factually incorrect talk? [closed]

I often attend talks given by famous presenters in which I’m pretty sure that the presenter has no idea about the topic. By have no idea I mean if you are an attendee that just attracted to this talk ...
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Can I get into a top school C.S. Ph.D. program with a Master's from a lower ranking university?

Is it possible, and what are the chances of doing so, to get into a Computer Science Ph.D. program at a top school like e.g. the U of Toronto with a Master's degree (say, with excellent academic ...
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How can a prospective PhD student know beforehand which universities have the most reputable teams/supervisors?

I am interested in astronomy/astrophysics and cosmology. It is my understanding that choosing the best supervisor/team to work with for the PHD is more crucial than choosing the best (and most ...
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How to quantify potential supervisor's reputation at a non-top university?

I ended up in a decent but below 50 ranked PhD program for math, and I'm going to try my best to get an academic job after my PhD. I want to work with someone who is well-respected and well-known, and ...
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Avoiding publishing in a particular journal without bringing up politics

As part of the PhD programme I am enrolled in, we're encouraged to publish a review paper within our first two years. After talking to my advisors, a suitable topic related to the area was agreed and ...
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How can a paper accepted for a poster session be credible?

If a paper is accepted in poster session of a conference or workshop such that only one page of the article will be published in proceedings, how this paper can be credible? (in particular in computer ...
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What should I start doing to improve my prospects since deciding on an academic career? [closed]

So, I have had a year out to work and am now going to do my Master's degree in Computing. I have decided to fully embark on a career in academia. What can I start doing NOW that will help improve my ...
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How does the testing method and possibility of cheating in an entirely online degree affect the value of the degree?

Although my question can't be answered absolutely, I'll try to state it in a way that's as close as possible. I'm considering earning an entirely online Software Engineering bachelors degree from a ...
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For PhD, prestigious fellowship at university with poor infrastructure, or prestigious university? [closed]

Two PhD positions were offered to me: EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland) In Italy, through a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship. I know that Marie Curie are quite prestigious, but also EPFL is ...
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What is the non-European perception of Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowships?

I recently posted the above question along with another in the same post and was asked to post this one separately. I have received a Marie-Curie individual fellowship from the European Commission. ...
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Reputation of university versus quality of work for research assistantship

I have a couple of offers for my bachelors thesis in computer science (machine learning, to be precise). The options are such that one is interesting work at a not-so-well-known institute (in my home ...
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Letter of Recommendation: Reputation vs personal relation

I want to apply for a graduate program in Computer Science and need a Letter of Recommendation to complete my application. While thinking about who I could ask to write the letter I came up with two ...
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Submitting feedback to hiring committee on job candidates — stay positive or say negative things too?

As they do every year, my department is running multiple searches for faculty hires. After all the talks for a given position, the committee solicits feedback on the job candidates. When submitting ...
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Can an applicant with undergrad degree from a school that is poorly regarded be seriously considered for admission to PhD at a top business school?

Background: I did not go to college after high school straight away. When I was finally ready (at 26), I enrolled at the infamous University of Phoenix and got to it. This was during the time ...
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Is the conference “ICCTCEEC” a scam? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper about 20-25 days ago in this conference http://ctceec.org/ knowing about IEEE involvement here. Today I have got an acceptance email for my paper, The astonishing thing to me is, ...
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Is citing a blog post allowed in a research project?

I'm currently writing an essay on the possible benefits of video games in education for my Extended Project Qualification, and for part of it I want to cite a blog post from Gamasutra written by a ...
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Does the name of the college you attend matter to your potential employer? [closed]

Please don't close, I'm just asking for research purposes. I don't care if your answer is biased.
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Journal's website states different and much higher impact factor than what I found on Scopus. What do I do?

I looked up the website of a journal where someone I know had published research. They listed their Scopus impact factor as a number that is much higher than when I searched the website of Scopus. I ...
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Is publishing papers with many co-authors detrimental to one's academic career?

I’m looking at some friends’ works, at good labs, in good schools, but some of their publications have 10 co-authors – I even found one with 15 co-authors. I’m sure the lab and its PI(s) are doing ...
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Do I benefit my professors by publishing papers with them?

I am currently working towards a master’s degree in computer science, after which I’d like to pursue a PhD in mathematics. Talking to some professors, it sounds like: If I can get some things ...
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Be a member of TPC of a low quality conference

Recently I have recieved few emails from conference organisers to become a member of conference technical program committee. Three of them are international conferences and going to held in China and ...
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How does having a PhD from Latin America impact an academic career in mathematics in the US?

Due to my wife’s job, we’re moving to a country in Latin America (Brazil). I’m finishing my undergraduate in mathematics in the US and I’m starting to think about applying for PhD positions. How does ...
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Is a revisiting review bad?

I need to know what it means​ when a paper starts with: “Revisiting [topic]” I read enough on a topic to write a survey paper, and I want to publish it in a conference to get feedback and discuss it ...
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When picking a journal for my research should I value the publisher's reputation over the journal's impact factor?

I'm in the process of selecting an appropriate journal for my article. I short-listed a few journals based on topic coverage, IF and speed of the review process. I am confused: should I select a ...
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The reputation of a researcher: number of Citations vs Quality of publication

From my social circle and from google scholar I learn that sometimes a trendy work with very less scientific depth gets more citations compare to a less trendy work with high scientific depth. So the ...
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Is it more difficult to publish in a journal when not affiliated with an institution? [duplicate]

Can one generally expect it to be more difficult to publish in a journal when one is not affiliated with an institution? I like the idea of being an independent researcher at some point in the future, ...
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Is scientific misconduct relatively normalised in some countries or academic cultures?

My question was provoked by this comment, and the fairly popular responses to it. I've seen similar sentiment expressed before, though always as asides rather than any direct 'accusation'. In my ...
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Can leaked nude pictures damage one's academic career?

I have an ex who has posted nude photos of me online in the past, linked to my online social media, and posted my full name and where I live. I am concerned he may do so again once he finds out I'm ...
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How much does reputation matter in NSF review panels?

I was recently advised to submit an NSF proposal to program A rather than program B since I am more well known in area A than area B, despite the fact that program B seems to be a much better fit for ...
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How I can identify that a certain mathematics journal I am dealing with have good reputation? [duplicate]

In my university listing of certain journal in SCI is thumb rule for good reputation of journal. Beside this, there are other journals which have indexing in Zentralblatt MATH, AMS Digital Mathematics,...
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Early career advice for Jr. Researcher on selectivity of authorship credit for collaboration in areas outside one's specialization

I have a problem...Once folks learn my academic specialty within the medical sciences and of my strong background in statistics, they often want to form a collaborating - mostly they want me to ...
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Risk to academic reputation by publicly requesting pay-walled articles

The Twitter hashtag #ICanHazPDF has been popular among academics as a method for peer-to-peer exchange of pay-walled articles. Some people call this practice "piracy", and it could be illegal ...
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Where can I publish summaries of my research?

I would like to publish summaries of my research in some news or research journal for the sake to promote the research. But there I don't want to publish anywhere but the summaries are also not so ...
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Do you let Google Scholar index popular science articles, conference abstracts, etc.?

I enjoy that Google finds things I've written that I would never bother to link on my own web page, just because it's nice to have all my writing collected somewhere given I've made the effort. But ...
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Is the professor's reputation taken into consideration by the admissions committee when they read her/his recommendation letter

I worked as an RA and a TA with a professor, therefore I am hoping for a solid recommendation letter. However, I am concerned if the admissions committee would run a background check on the professor ...
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What is the impact of a radical change of opinion for early-career academics?

I'm wondering what are the potential consequences of a change of mind in the social sciences and humanities. More specifically, what would happen concretely if I publish a peer-reviewed article in ...
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How harmful is it to submit side-results that are not new?

During my research I often have side results. By a "side result" I mean e.g. a mathematical lemma, that I use to prove something in my game-theory paper, but that may be useful in other contexts. ...
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How damaging is it to have been a co-author of a retracted paper?

Many years ago, when I was very new to the world of scientific paper publishing, I was a co-author to a paper that was subsequently retracted after an investigation of the findings. This was before I ...
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Does publishing in journals known as “predatory” hurt one's reputation?

Does publishing in what is known as a "predatory" (such as OMICS) journal diminish ones reputation? Do these publications help at all when applying for grants (or do they impede ones chance)?
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Does doing a PhD in a small/simple university make sense after getting a Master's from a very prestigious school?

I got a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from a school which is among the top ranked of Europe. Nevertheless, this is a pure coincidence, I did it here because it was the closest to my home. ...
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What is the effect on a supervisor if a graduate student has been found to have plagiarised?

In a well voted comment in a question about responsibility to detect plagiarism it notes that it rests with the author. This well voted answer on a now on-hold question about removing plagiarized ...
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Are very small departments necessarily sub-par?

This college, which I will not name here, specializes in computer-related programs, which makes its other courses, like political science, unpopular among student applicants. In one instance, the ...
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Is Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List 2013 a good metric to ascertain journal quality?

I found some discussion on how one should avoid journals on Beall's list. Related: How do you judge the quality of a journal? I wish to know about other such lists to ascertain good journals. ...
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Authorship and reputation for British/Australian academic systems

I have recently been offered a position for a "postdoc" (fixed term level A position) in Australia. In the British/Australian (and European) academic systems, career progression is very different ...