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Questions tagged [self-promotion]

Self-promotion can be considered the act or practice of promoting one's own interests, profile, etc

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Why publish a research paper when a blog post or a lecture slide can have more citation count than a journal paper?

I am quite surprised to find that a lecture slide for a course has 133 citations from highly reputable researchers across the world. The main contribution of the lecture slides (which seems to be the ...
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Is relevant self-citation an effective way to promote your work?

This question was inspired by the confusing headline (now edited) for How should I respond to a reviewer's complaint about self-citation? Does self-citation actually promote your previous ...
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How should I respond to a reviewer's complaint about self-citation?

Recently, I submitted an article and got a response from a reviewer that I cited 6 of my own articles out of 44. The reviewer said that it’s a cheap act of self promotion. If I do not cite my own ...
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Counter strategy against group that repeatedly does strategic self-citations and ignores other relevant research

There is a group in our small field that almost exclusively cites themselves. Their latest paper has 35% self-citations, which is 80% of the citations within the field. They only reference their own ...
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Seeking PhD students on traditional job sites

I am considering seeking my first PhD student through a job site (indeed, etc). I am starting an assistant professorship,hope to attract a PhD student this fall, and lack the name recognition to ...
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Does social media and mainstream presence, through interviews and publishing in the “trade press”, help one's chances at tenure?

One of our lab directors, on tenure track, has been active in the mainstream, e.g. doing science interviews on radio, tv, newpapers, and another researcher (post-doc, I think) has published in the "...
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Is it legal to make submitted research paper public

I have submitted a research paper to IEEE. Now my research supervisor is saying to make it public by writing a blog on Medium and giving a link to the paper. He also shared research paper on some ...
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what are the best tips on how to market yourself for both academia and industry

I have a phd in computer science and I am applying for academic jobs. However, my specialization within CS is currently getting so much attention from the industry. I don't want to waste opportunities ...
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How do researchers ask others for comments and advices for their research?

I have self-funded, 8-page long research which is highly suited a famous researcher, in both their academic and personal interests. How should I ask them for comments and advice? I am not asking them ...
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Benefits of being a guest editor of a journal?

In recent months, I've begun receiving invitations to serve as a "guest editor" for various journals from publishers I've worked with in the past that I believe are reputable. I recognize that there'...
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Is it worth creating a profile with Publons?

I had a look at the publons webpage, a website for tracking academics such as peer review, editorial contributions etc. They claim that it could be used for promotions and funding. Being a Ph.D. ...
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Semi-solicited motivation letter for professorship

I would like to be promoted to a full professor (who wouldn't?!). I have a competitive track record, publication index, and, above all, demonstrated capacity to bring in Big Money. I know my little ...
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How can I introduce a new theory and avoid self promotion making a presentation at a national conference

Recently, I was accepted to make a 30 min oral presentation during National Conference, and are a little concerned how to avoid self promotion in my attempts to explain or announce a new theory of ...
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Copyright policy of conference and sharing of article in public archive

I have few articles published in IEEE conference as well in IEEE Sponsored conference proceedings. I want to share my work on public library such as arxiv. The IEEE copy right policy states that "The ...
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How to suggest textbook improvement to author?

There's a popular math textbook I enjoyed a lot when I was a grad student. Recently I noticed an extension to one of the many interesting exercises provided by the textbook. I'd like to communicate ...
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Differing perceptions of men's and woman's evaluations of their own work [closed]

I wonder about studies of bias in academia, specifically about studies of how people respond to men's versus women's own appraisals of their own work. Many studies have argued that people at large ...
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During one's career in academia, in the STEM fields of research at U.S. universities, what are typical examples of academic politics? [closed]

What are some typical examples of "academic politics" that professors face in academia? Does academic politics mainly affect younger professors? I've seen the term "academic politics" come up in ...
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How to refer to MOOC on an academic CV? [duplicate]

Quick question for the collective. Is it appropriate to list completion of online courses (eg. Coursera) on your academic CV? I'm in medicine, but want to articulate that I am expanding my skill set ...
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Mentioning non-academic pre-PhD work on one’s website?

Does mentioning non-academic pre-PhD work on one’s website help or hurt one on the academic job market? I’m a graduate student in political science approaching the end of my PhD and preparing to go ...
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What is the proper way to deal self plagiarism?

Couple of months ago i've checked plagiarism of one of my research work in turnitin. I've reused the same research work in order enhancement it. When i checked new assignment again in turnitin with ...
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Is it ok to mention my upcoming post during my conference presentation?

I was recently appointed to a new post (at a much better university) and my affiliation will change in a couple of months. I have to attend a conference next week and present work carried out with my ...
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Will this be a case of self plagiarism or will it annoy the referee?

About 2 months ago, I uploaded a fairly long paper (P1) to arXiv and it is currently under review. Now, I am writing a second paper (P2) on a somewhat different topic. But quite unexpectedly, it ...
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How can I approach my professor when he is sending me indirect messages with another person?

After achieving my masters degree, i applied for a phd program at the same university i was graduated from. In Germany, a person has to find 2 advisors to be registered as a phd student and thats it ...
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Is citation bias a studied issue?

I have noticed in a number of papers, including those in top journals, a common dirty practice which consists of self citing your previous works and omitting other important references in the area (I ...
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Creating a community around my research book

I have written a research book on the topic of abstract pure mathematics. Now the book is in review with a scientific publisher. In the book there are some conjectures formulated by myself. There are ...
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How to write a scholarship press release?

I recently won a scholarship related to my career focus. I was chosen as a winner in part because of a recommendation from a former professor. She is now asking me to draft a press release about ...
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Is it beneficial to publish papers not related to your primary research field?

I know there is nothing preventing me from publishing an article in a different research field, but is it beneficial other than for satisfying my own interest/curiosity? Presumably these may be added ...