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This tag is for questions on academia specifically applicable to students, researchers, and faculty in scientific disciplines.

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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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Physics and Mathematics program [on hold]

How many credits does one need to have to qualify for BSc honors degree? And what are the requirements? Coming from being a double major, majors in Physics and Mathematics. Is it possible to study up ...
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Are communicability and verifiability the only reasons to prohibit subjective results? [on hold]

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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Cognitive Science Undergrad to a Neuroscience Grad [duplicate]

So I am considering two schools right now. The school I want to go to has an extremely selective neuroscience program and I am afraid that I will not get in. They also have a significantly cheaper ...
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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 ...
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What are the impacts of implementing a hot-desking model for grad student workspace?

The Dean of my faculty recently made the suggestion that we change the graduate student office spaces to a "hot-desking" or "hoteling" model. This is only being suggested for office space, not lab ...
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How to get SCI impact factor from other than Journal site

I could see the IF of journal I am looking for in their site. My problem is Thomsor Reuters report lists the journal as indexed in both SCI and SSCI, but kournal home page says its indexed in SSCI ...
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Can I apply for masters program on Polymer Science after having completed my masters of Pharmacy..

I completed my master in 2012 with a specialization in Pharmacognosy. After completing my graduation, I joined a company as a Pharmacist due to unavailability of job related to my area. Currently I am ...
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Can I use a section of my thesis to “soap-box” about a meta-issue regarding research?

I'm a big believer in FOSS (Free Open Source Software), and a physics graduate student. I believe a lot of current researchers are not aware of free solutions to problems that are usually encountered ...
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When did it become customary to eschew gender pronouns in scientific essays?

Anyone who's written a scientific essay knows that the use of he/she/him/her, etc are frowned-upon (except where necessary) But where does this come from? When did it achieve (near) consensus? When ...
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How often is PhD work linked to life after the PhD? [closed]

So I am currently a Master's Student in an earth sciences field, looking to get into the PhD program at my university, provided that there is funding. My current adviser likely won't have funding for ...
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Computer Science - final year project being too focused on the engineering [closed]

Recently, I had 3 proposals for my final year project rejected as they were too focused on the engineering aspect of my course and less on terms of being academic? What could possibly they (the final ...
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How to introduce a “general” area into discussion section

I am presently writing up a PhD with a very imminent deadline (next week!), so please go fairly easy. My thesis is of a technical nature. In each chapter I have a results subsection which is divided ...
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Do scientists generally use their name in their discoveries themselves or does someone else do them the honors? [duplicate]

For example, was the term Newtonian physics coined by Newton himself or by someone else? What about Hamiltonian or Langrangian physics?
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What is the difference between an explanation and an interpretation?

Can someone please clarify for me if there is a difference between an explanation and an interpretation in scientific discourse? Whenever I am writing up results, I am careful to distinguish ...
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Can I use examples of others' research in my presentation on scientific conference?

I'm giving a talk on scientific conference in a couple of days and I have prepared my concept and my presentation. Because what I'm going to talk about is not done in practise in my country, I have ...