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What is the standard scientific conference poster size and quality? [duplicate]

What is an ideal poster size for scientific conference? Should it be printed on paper or flex or photo paper?
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As a post-doc, should I pursue incremental research or revolutionary research?

I've recently finished my PhD (the field almost doesn't matter, but applied mathematics if it helps), and begun a 3 year grant-funded postdoc with a heavy but very flexible research emphasis, in the ...
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Conjunctive adverbs in academic writing

As scientists, researchers and scholars, how do you feel when you read a scientific document that contains a lot of conjunctive adverbs, like however, in addition, etc? Does it sound non-scientific ...
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Can scientists be categorized according to temperament and working style? [closed]

I'm doing a bit of informal research about scientists. I would like to know if scientists, at least in the hard sciences, can be categorized according to their working style. And if so, what are some ...
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How important is the orthographic/typographic rigor? [closed]

Science and Orthographic/Typographical Errors Some people appreciate the attention of the other to correct their orthographic/typographical errors. Others find it uncool to just point formal errors, ...
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minor errors in published paper [duplicate]

I am inexperienced in publishing papers in scientific journals. I was going over recently published paper of mine and found that I accidentally reported mean with standard deviation when I meant to ...
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How to denote remainder in a paper in science? [closed]

I want to write a result in a scientific paper that contains the remainder of X (a real number) divided by R (another real number), i.e. X - [X/R]R, where [X/R] is the floor function. Is there an ...
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How to communicate realistic expectations for science faculty research to administration

I teach at a small US liberal arts college with no graduate students. There is no support for research, and the teaching load is 4-6 courses per year. A colleague was recently denied promotion to ...
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Which kinds of academic revolutions has philosophy of science indentified so far and when?

Recently, I had an interdisciplinary discussion with some friends about Industry 4.0, internet of things,...which brought up the question, which kind of academic revolutions apart from industrial ...
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Help me decide on a grad school [duplicate]

First post Little about me (without being too specific). I’m in my final year of undergrad at a top U.K. school. I did a year abroad at a top 10 American school and loved it, so applied for PhDs in ...
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Should undergraduates cite their own unpublished photos, tables, etc.? [closed]

Please forgive me for joining the site and immediately asking a question. I hope to be more useful in the future. I checked to see if this question had been answered before, but no luck. I am an ...
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Our research is being ignored by other research groups

I am doing a PhD in molecular biology where we conduct research on human skin and skin diseases. Our group (EU based) has been in a discussion with another research group from the USA, where we can ...
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Help and opinions about difficult PhD choice [closed]

I would like to share my situation, as I really need to have opinions from people in the academia or people who had similar doubts in the past. I am totally confused about starting a PhD, I have ...
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Is my Ph.D. research topic worthy?

I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Industrial Engineering department and my supervisor owns a company based on the technology which I initially intended to work on under his supervision. I am ...
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Are communicability and verifiability the only reasons to prohibit other true results? [closed]

In order to publish a research paper in a particular domain, or the domain itself must satisfy the above two requirements: Communicable to and verifiable by other people. Isn't it? In this context, I ...
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How to Use a Result Already Under Review in Another Paper?

This may apply to any mathematical scientists. I am working on a paper, which (as far as I can tell) needs a result that I obtained. The result needed is a part of another paper of mine that is ...
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Would I have to conduct an experiment to write a scientific paper? [closed]

I recently got a book named How to write and publish a Scientific Paper by Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel. The book doesn't really explain the "background" of a scientific paper. Would I have to ...
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Should “I” be used in a science fair conclusion?

I just want to know if I is appropriate to use in writing a science fair conclusion.
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Code plagiarism by teacher at renowned university [duplicate]

As a post-graduate student at a renowned university, I am supposed to make an assignment (see attached images) which is obviously inspired on this licensed scikit tutorial. Since the assignment (code)...
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Scientific character in tech related bachelor thesis [closed]

So I am currently on the task to find a question or specific topic for my bachelor thesis. The field I am looking in is the micro service approach. There are few topics I consider writing about, e.g. ...
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How can we measure the subjectivity in the scientific papers? [closed]

The subjective decisions come up many times in the process of paper writing/doing research. These decisions' consequences are added up at the end. I didn't find research that would actually measure ...
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How to improve scientific writing skills?

What do you do to write better proposals, grants, and papers? Do you think reading books about how to write scientific content is a good way to improve it?
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How to write large numbers in a scientific thesis?

I know the rule of thumb is to write out numbers 1–10 in words but what if the number has a decimal (i.e 3.4 million)? And if I write it as 3.4 million don’t I have to write the other numbers, for ...
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Is it good to finish a PhD fast?

I am not going to give details about the situation (for obvious reasons) but here it is: I got accepted for PhD to a very good American university, in experimental particle physics and I met a famous ...
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How to deal with political (literal) situations in the workplace?

A few days ago, I went to have lunch with my colleagues (working in the same group). Somehow, the conversation turned towards politics and the "immigrant emergency" that Europe is currently facing. ...
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Is it wise for researchers to thank Alexandra Elbakyan (founder of Sci-Hub) in the paper acknowledgements? [duplicate]

Alexandra Elbakyan founded the site Sci-Hub, which allows bypassing publisher paywalls. If this service is used by researchers to access papers that would otherwise be out of their reach - due to ...
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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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Can I copy text from a scientific paper onto my website without directly referencing?

I am writing a text for a website where I'm going to sell nootropics. I was wondering if it is illegal/fraudulent to copy the text directly from the scientific papers onto my website without directly ...
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How to avoid the “you didn't consider this” review in a scientific publication?

I am a 5th year PhD student, and I have been writing scientific papers for conferences for a few years now. One constant in the feedback that we get from reviewers is what I call, for lack of a better ...
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Phd in the computer science - mathematics interface

Currently I am Bachelor student in Psychology. My plan is to do a Master in Artificial-intelligence. And then I wish to do research on the interface in Computer Science/Artificial-intelligence and ...
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How are simultaneous discoveries handled in biomedical publishing?

So my situation goes like this : I happened to land upon a significant discovery in my lab In a very field very hot right now. My bosses are awesome and we send our findings to a ~20 impact factor ...
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Ownership of environmental samples (or other material) analyzed during a PhD [closed]

I am a PhD student researching environmental science in Europe. As such, I have received hundreds of environmental samples, including water, sediment etc. over the past year and a half, the extensive ...
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Relative representation of scientists and engineers on major experiments (especially particle physics)

I am interested in other academics' experiences with large experiments (especially something like the LHC). To what extent do the "engineers" who design and build the machine (solder electronics, ...
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Are there any undergraduate research/internship opportunities in math/science education/history? [closed]

(Apologies if this isn't the right place for such a post. I see lots of advice for undergraduates hoping to pursue research in math and science, but haven't come across anything for the "soft" stuff ...
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How much research funding do faculty members get in China?

In China, how much research funding do faculty members in physical science departments tend to receive? What are the approximate grant sizes and grant success rates in natural sciences from the ...
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List of Research Institutes (excluding universities)!

There are many international rankings/lists for universities (e.g. QS ranking). However, I am interested in an science institute ranking/list that does not involve universities. Let me give you an ...
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When did English come to lead in published research?

As any modern student knows, nearly all published research these days is in English. That's just the way of the world. But it didn't used to be that way. Many of the most pivotal pieces of scientific ...
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How to find research areas that will have high impact publications?

I've been in academics for past 6 years. For the first four years I was doing research in Fluid mechanics. Then I moved to work in Physical chemistry. After such a transition I find that the impact of ...
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Researching at work

I am a research scientist and I would like to know if I can do my own research at the institute where I am working? Own research meaning stuff that has to do with science. I have no legal papers ...
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How likely is it to get into grad school with many W's and an F on your transcript given you have medical documents that give reason for your grades? [duplicate]

I currently have a 3.47 GPA at Georgia Tech in Computer Science. I have already withdrew from 6 classes but 4 of those were from a semester I got hospitalized. I'm failing a class right now but I may ...
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How to avoid European bias in science history teaching? [closed]

I'm a new lecturer. Part of my course (one lecture) teaches the origins of our scientific understanding of the solar system. I talk about the ancient Greeks, the preservation of their work by eastern ...
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How to cite scientific laws

There are several laws that many people know verbatim and could quote off of the top of their heads. Take Gay Lussac's (The Pressure) Law for instance: The pressure of a gas of fixed mass and fixed ...
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Student contribution/Citizen science?

I'm a student who, due to circumstances beyond my control, is having to take a gap year. I want this gap year to be productive, however! And would love to engage in citizen science projects/activities....
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How to correct the missing citation counts/citing References in the Google Scholar?

How could we correct the missing citation counts and the missing citing References in the Google Scholar suppose you have a Google Scholar profile? For example, I find that other resources such as ...
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What is the normal length for a research paper? [closed]

I did a survey on the demand for complementary medicine among patients of the gynaecologcial department here in Munich. We collected a couple of hundred questionnaires and I am currently writing my ...
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Can i use the same Method Section for two different papers?

I did a survey on the demand for complementary medicine among patients of the gynaecologcial department here in Munich. We collected a couple of hundred questionnaires and I am currently writing two ...
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Low gpa, but plenty of experience: Neuroscience grad school chances? How can I improve? [duplicate]

I am a Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) undergrad student at UC Davis. I am taking my last year and a half (with 5th year) of classes. I transferred to UC Davis from UC Santa Cruz for my ...
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Is Science Publishing group (http://www.sciencepg.net) a genuine publisher related to the Science journal?

I received an email requesting me to apply for a reviewer/editor position at Science Publishing group (http://www.sciencepg.net). But I found that Science Publications have a different website (http://...
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My supervisor accidentally forwarded some private e-mail communication to me. What to do? [closed]

My supervisor has wrote to another cooperating professor regarding our project and had put me in the loop (CC). But I believe he has made a mistake and had also forwarded some of their previous ...
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Removing an author then adding him in a revised manuscript

I submit a revision of a manuscript to a reputable journal and removing one author and changing the order of another author, then the editor sent it back to me to clarify the reasons for changes and ...