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Regarding the appropriate titles or post-nominal letters to use, given an individual's academic status.

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Author title(s) and affiliation(s)

What is the correct format to fill out this field in a form? What if the author has no affiliations? Could you please give some examples? Author title(s) and affiliation(s):
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Is professorship (assistant/associate and full) a title or a position?

Unless I am mistaken, somehow, if you have defended a PhD then you have a Doctorate degree, which means you are a "Doctor". That remains to be the case, even if you leave academia and go work in ...
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How to address a professor in an office setting

I will be working at a private company as an engineer (but in a heavily research oriented team), and I just learned the contact information of my manager. I will be sending an email to introduce ...
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can a poster paper and poster presentation have different title?

I have submitted a poster paper for publication. Now its time to present the poster presentation at the conference. I am presenting my key idea and results after my work rather than the actual results ...
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When to use a doctoral title

Last year, I finished and defended my doctoral thesis in a STEM field, and have continued working as a researcher in academia since. I am proud of my doctoral work, yet I feel somewhat uneasy about ...
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Is it fine to post a paper to arxiv and later change the title and add authors?

I have paper with very new contributions but it needs at least one month to finish perfectly. I am afraid that someone eat my launch and publish on the area. My advisor suggests adding the paper to ...
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How do you address holders of non-Ph.D. doctorates such as an Ed.D. or Sc.D. etc.?

It is customary to call Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) holders by the prefix "Dr.", but I wonder whether the same holds for other doctorates, such as Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed....
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description of papers that have not been submitted to a venue?

I have some published papers and in my CV, I mention them under the heading of "Publications". However, I have some papers that I have not yet submitted to a venue (conference or journal). I think ...
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Use official titles in Acknowledgements

I am writing the Acknowledgements of my thesis and I would like to know if it's necessary to use the official academic titles. For instance "Thanks Dr.X for his invaluable help in ....", but it could ...
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Is it common to refer to someone as “Prof. Dr. [LastName]”?

I have generally only heard people refer to professors as either "Dr. Smith" or "Prof. Smith". However, I received an email that referred to the keynote speakers at a conference as "Prof. Dr. Smith". ...
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As adjunct faculty at four-year university, with no PhD, what should I have my students call me?

I will be teaching at a four year university as adjunct faculty. Is it okay to have my students to call me Professor LastName, even if I do not have this title formally? If not, what other options do ...
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Does an Israeli PhD grant you the right to call yourself Dr. in Germany?

I am a German citizen currently studying for my master’s in Germany. I am thinking about pursuing a PhD in physics in Israel (TAU) and I am wondering if the PhD in Israel is fully equivalent to the ...
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Do some universities not give paper diplomas to their PhD graduates?

In this forum, there is the following question: How can I find out if someone really holds a doctoral degree? This question is about verifying someone's degree. In the comments to the question, in ...
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How to check if a person is a real DSc? [duplicate]

How can I check whether a person who puts DSc after their name is in fact entitled to do so? Is it possible to find out where this person was allegedly confirmed as a DSc?
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What are some amusing paper titles? [closed]

I acknowledge that this is by no means a productive question, and I ask it for purposes of humor. Still, if anyone is aware of amusing / clever paper titles, it could be nice to make such a list. -- ...
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Dr. ‹First Name›: a good nickname or a “professional cancer”?

Is the informal Dr. ‹first name› something a starting academic should avoid? As my father was Dr. ‹my last name›, I have, since receiving my PhD, cultivated Dr. ‹my first name›. A senior colleague ...
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Is the abreviation 'Doz' equivalent/interchangeable to 'Prof'?

I'm doing a PhD in Austria and I noticed that people are a bit weird around titles so I'm adapting to it. I also saw that some use the abbreviation Doz (Dozent) and others Prof (Professor). Are these ...
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Is Mx. the default title for Male non-phd holders?

A journal drop-down menu for selecting a person's title has four options but none of them are Mr. (I definitely scrolled down enough.) As a male, non-PhD holder should I select Mx., or is this a ...
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What is the difference between a taught M.Phil and a taught M.Sc?

I have a specific taught M.Phil in mind, which is definitely not a precursor to a PhD. In fact, strangely, doing a PhD after the course is discouraged since the M.Phil in question is more of a ...
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Do you have to have a PhD to be a “research scientist”?

I'm graduating from my master's degree at MIT this summer and I have a chance to stay for another year as an employee in my current lab while I apply for PhD programs. I'd love to do that because I ...
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Why is having multiple PhDs frowned upon?

I've often read that having more than one PhD is badly seen. Is there a good reason for this? Good obviously means with some kind of evidence to back it up beyond plain and simple "personal experience"...
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Do I use a title in the mention “joint with […]” when mentioning my advisor or a coworker?

I'm making presentation slides, which will be on the work of my Ph.D. advisor (Dr. X, full professor), a postdoc. (Dr. Y, the job title is visiting assistant professor) and myself. I'm trying to find ...
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US equivalents of Russian academic titles

I am looking for US equivalents of Russian academic titles, such as "Kandidat Nauk" and "Doctor Nauk". I've done my research and come up with a list of translations of these terms. I'd like to know ...
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May I call Samuel Johnson a PhD?

According to Wikipedia, Samuel Johnson was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1765 by Trinity College Dublin and in 1775 by Oxford University. Also, apparently people referred to him as "Dr Johnson" ...
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Two different papers with the same title, how to split them up in Google Scholar [duplicate]

A friend of mine ended up in a weird situation that they're looking for advice about: they published two different papers under identical titles. Google Scholar lists both papers with the same number ...
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Is `\char21{}` a typo or a correct form of the `--` (en-dash) character on bibtex for publications? [closed]

My paper just published online, but I found there might be a problem with the bibtex entry they provided. The title of my paper has an en-dash sign in it, which in latex is -- as I used. However, in ...
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Is it considered rude to address a PhD holder as sir or miss?

I suspect I might have offended some of my professors/lecturers and tutors by calling them sir or miss despite them holding a PhD. Edit (info provided in comment): I'm from Malaysia. We have our own ...
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Mdash in transcript of records permitted [closed]

When a degree is accomplished my University gives you a final official transcript of records and a final certificate for the degree, both containing the title of your thesis. For some reason the ...
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Appropriate salutation for female German full professor

I'm buying a desk nameplate for a full professor (in USA) who is female and of German origin. I'd like to have this nameplate follow the conventional salutation someone would use in Germany for a ...
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What is the meaning of “Samuel C. Collins Professor”?

I would like to know the specific meaning of Samuel C. Collins Professor in the above screenshot. It is a title for MIT faculties or the award with the same name (Samuel C. Collins)? Or something else?...
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Should I include “visiting” in my visiting assistant professor, or just call myself assistant professor?

I have a visiting assistant professor (VAP) position, and that is how I list myself on academic sites like ResearchGate and LinkedIn. I have on more than one occasion, however, seen that people in ...
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Do I mention that I was an adjunct on my CV

I am currently an adjunct professor. I'm wondering how to best label this on my CV. Specifically, should I use "Adjunct Professor", "instructor", "instructor of record", etc. as my job title? I ...
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Should I change the title in my passport to Dr. after getting PhD

In many places, a title column is asked where I fill Mr. After getting my PhD can I "officially" change it to Dr.? Is this country dependent? I want to know about India, DrUK and US.
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Do I call my supervisor “dean” or “professor”?

My supervisor is the dean of an engineering department at my university. Should I address him as Dean Smith or Professor Smith? Personally, dean sounds a little clunky for me talking to my faculty ...
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What do you call a person with a bachelor's degree?

I am a nutritionist in Mexico and I have a bachelor's degree.(I studied for four years at a university) In mexico my bussiness card says L.N. which means licenciada en Nutricion. I don't know how to ...
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How do I illustrate a postdoctoral professional Masters degree in my title

I am finishing a Masters degree in Educational Technology (MET) and already earned an MA and Ph.D. How do I write this? Ph.D; MET? I am not sure so need confirmation.
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Why are researchers at some think tanks titled professor?

Within my own discipline one of the best examples of this may be at the Santa Fe Institute, but I've seen this other places as well. Quite simply, why are researchers at some think tanks titled "...
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What suffix should you use when you are a PhD Scholar filling out membership form for IEEE Xplore?

I was filling IEEE Xplore membership form. In the form, there was a field "Suffix", the values for this field are I, II, III, IV, Jr., M.D., P. Eng, PE, PhD, Sr., V. Which one does best describe me? ...
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How to address the german “Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. X” in writing?

I’m not familiar with German academic system. I got a name card from a German professor and found that his title is as Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. X When I am writing a mail to him, can I starting the ...
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How does someone who holds two doctoral degrees sign their name?

If just received second doctoral degree, how does one sign their name at the end of an email or other correspondence. Would it just stay Dr. So and So or be Dr. Dr. So and So?
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Using Titles in Germany? [closed]

I was wondering what is the correct use of titles in Germany as I am so confused by it all. My English title is: Mr X HNCert, CertHe, FdSc, AMRSB, Mem.R.E.S, FIScT, FSABM. Would my German Title be: ...
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Is it okay to address “Prof. X” as “Mr. X”?

I am from the Netherlands. I have seen quite a few threads which address the question of whether or not it is acceptable to address a professor by their first name. However, none of them seem to ...
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Are German “Dr.med.” and USA PhD equivalent? [duplicate]

Where can I find information if the german Dr.med. is corresponding to the USA PhD? Did anyone with Dr.med. apply for USA PhD equivalent? Thanks for the comments. Actually I don’t really think this ...
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What to call someone that is currently studying for their PhD?

I'm using a PhD student as a reference for an application, and I wonder what title I should use for her. She hasn't yet got her PhD title but is still writing her thesis. Is there a name for that ...
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To include only academic titles in business cards of researchers with many positions?

Assume you have many academic titles, but you have also many positions. I am thinking to exclude all positions, and just having your academic titles because I do not want to carry a pile of different ...
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Research assistant, associate, fellow?

I completed my PhD and post-PhD. Since last year I am working as a researcher in my country, at the lowest level of hierarchy (first out of five) It usually takes no less than 4 years of steady ...
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Pros and cons of having your doctoral degree on our ID

In Germany and Austria¹, it is possible to have your doctoral degree noted on your passport, official ID (Personalausweis) and similar documents of identification. Whether allowing this is a good ...
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What is a professor called who teaches only one class and who works in the industry during the day-a visiting professor still?

She teaches a class at night and she works in the industry during the day. She has a PhD though. Is this still called a "Visiting professor" (which I thought meant you were permanently employed at ...
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When to use academic titles in presentations in Europe?

I have M.Sc. (tech.) in physics. I am doing second degree in MD. I normally just present my work without academic titles in MD studies. I am thinking the benefits of using academic titles in ...
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When exactly are you “promoviert” in Germany?

In Germany, acquiring your doctoral degree usually involves the following steps (in that order): You hand in your thesis. The examiners review your thesis. You defend your thesis and possibly take an ...