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Does the managerial title of a LoR writter matter?

In the past I have seen students eager to get a recommendation from a proffesor from the upper management like the dean of the faculty. Especially for academic endevours such as grad. school ...
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Should I bring up minor writing errors that I noticed after submitting revised version?

I have received a decision letter on my paper from editor "I am prepared to accept this manuscript for publication provided that the authors perform some editing to improve the grammar throughout the ...
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Why do some academic journals requires a separate “summary” paragraph in addition to an abstract?

At least in the field of biology, some academic journals have added a separate summary paragraph (for example: "Significance Statement" (in Journal of Neuroscience), or "Significance" (in PNAS), or "...
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Should I be citing wrong papers and preprints whose correctness I am unable to judge?

I am currently writing a paper with a rather extensive literature trail. There is a question (see bold) that I came across in multiple instances and I can't seem to find an answer to it on this site. ...
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Extended paper - should I keep someone who virtually had no contribution?

I had a paper accepted at a conference and want to extend it with some new material based on the comments and submit it to a journal. One of the co-authors was added to the conference paper because ...
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Applying for a PhD with professor X, when my prior research is in a different field?

In an ideal scenario, I’d like to do my (computer science) PhD at university U. I completely lack the credentials, and my MS work is in one of those areas where ~10 people in the world are capable of ...
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How to Best Ask Mentor for Guidance

I'm not a currently enrolled grad student, but I am being adopted on as a "grad student" and am currently working on a project in pharmacology involving a lot of things that I'm not too familiar with. ...
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Is it allowable to use an organization's name to publish a paper in a conference, even after I graduate from it?

I just graduated from my university, and I have a paper to submit to a conference. I was filling out the information to submit my work to them, but I am not sure what to put as my organization. Since ...
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Reuse of published data in PhD thesis

if it is the same data, but you put it in another style for your PhD thesis and created a new figure - does it still counts like "figure from publication "***" ?
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Is it a must to collect resources from previous students to be a successful student?

I will tell u a story according to my experience which I am still trying to understand. I couldn't figure out what went wrong. I started my semester on 18th February, 2019. I took 5 courses: ...
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Interview questions with potential PhD advisor [on hold]

What kind of questions are asked by the adviser? What sort of questions do you ask your advisor during an online interview? Also, Which one do you choose during the interview; turn the webcam on or ...
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APA location/address of publisher vs location of conference

I need some clarification of the parameter location specified in the APA manual regarding papers published in the proceedings of conferences. Virtually all online data banks for papers that I came ...
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Writing thesis with corrected data after being published

Lack of a systematic strict supervision has lead to inaccuracies in data evaluation. This data was published. While writing thesis I realize that and I don't know what to do. Should I write my "...
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my first authorship paper from my PhD was changed at last minute to a co-authorship… is it gonna affect in any way my career?

I recently finished my PhD in Developmental Biology in the US, but I left a couple of experiments completed prior to finishing the paper. (This paper was developed during the course of my PhD and has ...
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Can I present myself as a postdoc at a given institution if I have a supervisor, but no official appointment there?

I have already finished my PhD at X university. I am now a postdoc at Y university and in collaboration with X university (by "in collaboration with X" I mean that I actually have two supervisors: one ...
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Advice regarding getting a faculty position in USA [on hold]

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate at university in USA which is not top ranked ( tier 2 ). I have 3 journals under review in IEEE transactions, and other conference papers. I want your advice regarding ...
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Postdoc interview - somewhat positive reply but no news?

I am in a weird situation that I don't really know what this means. I had a postdoc interview on-site late May. It was two days long. I gave two presentations and a 6 hour long hands-on lab ...
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Not meeting the min. GRE requirement [on hold]

If I do not meet the min. GRE score requirement, shall I apply to the school anyway?
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Can my age play as an obstacle in my Ph.D. application, and while getting student visa? [duplicate]

I'm 42, got my master degree in Feb 2017. I´ve 17 years of work experience in the industrial field and I'm still doing academic research with my former supervisor and publishing papers. I am going ...
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What are the top tier scientific conferences in internet censorship and censorship resistance technology? [on hold]

What are the top tier scientific conferences in internet censorship and censorship resistance technology that I can submit my research on anti-filtering technology to?
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Choosing an unfamiliar PhD topic?

Is it okay to apply to a PhD without knowing precisely what you want to achieve? I heard advisors have projects, so would it be okay to state that you are interested in one of those projects without ...
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A question about reviewer's comment [on hold]

I have recieved a comment from a reviewer as 'You had less than 100 cases per division in Table 3, so you should only report with less than three significant " . I could not understand what she/he ...
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Can I submit a paper under an alias so as to avoid trouble in my country?

I have done research on a topic that is very sensitive in my original country. I want to submit a paper to a (well-rated) Computer Science conferences, but I do not want to use my real name or ...
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How to be an excellent researcher while doing a PhD? [on hold]

what kind of attributes does a PhD student need to possess and maintain while working on a PhD? What are some of the things a PhD student should avoid doing (or getting into) that would otherwise ...
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Can I get a phd admission with low grades in masters? [on hold]

I got a German masters degree with a gpa of 3.0 /4.0 However, unlike most of my friends I completed everything in first attempt and in 2 years. Before this masters I also did another masters in ...
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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) [on hold]

I am applying for the SINGA award and I need some help from those who have been awarded such scholarship. Thanks
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Staying Motivated in Grad School [on hold]

Let's consider the worst case scenario. A puerile and not supportive advisor (yeah, imagine that); not forthcoming students in the group (majority from same ethnicity); and a school that is slow in ...
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Writing about a paper that won't be published (but got accepted) in my resume

(I believe my question is not a duplicate, I've seen all others related to this.) I'm an undergrad and I need to make a resume to apply for jobs (in industry) including a paper that we submitted to a ...
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What if I misunderstood something?

I am writing literature review at the moment I read many papers trying to understand the topic i am writing about and put what I have understood in my literature review. sure i reference every thing ...
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Why should a P.I be motivated to write a strong LOR even if that means losing a undergraduate from his/her lab?

Suppose, you are the head of a lab, and there is a particular undergraduate in your lab that you want them to continue their studies in your lab while continuing their graduate studies in the current ...
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Algorithm/flowchart [closed]

I'm a 1st year student of University of the Philippines can you guys help on my assignment. I was absent when our professor discusse how to make algorithm/flowchart i tried to ask my friends how to ...
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Have made several mistakes during the course of my PhD. Can't help but feel resentment. Can I get some advice about how to move forward?

I am about to defend my thesis. My PhD journey was not a pleasant experience. I worked in an area not within the field of expertise of my advisor. Though she was present to discuss; the conception, ...
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Similarities detector for IEEE conference papers like crosscheck

IEEE conferences managed thru EDAS system are usually interfaced with Crosscheck service which automatically highlight to reviewers the percentage of detected similarity for the paper to be reviewed ...
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Which are the best lab and professor websites you have seen? [closed]

I am a new faculty and I am wondering the best designed lab and professor websites you have seen. I am not talking about department websites, but more individual labs and professors. That looks sleek ...
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Sending more than three letters of recommendation to neuroscience PhD application

I am currently a rising undergraduate senior who plans to attend graduate school after I finish this last year. I want to work toward a PhD in neuroscience. I know this question is commonly asked, ...
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Gofer work in exchange for Letter of Recommendation

I want to apply for master’s programs, but I need two letters of recommendation. I was never very close with any of my professors, though I did receive good grades in all of my classes. The professor ...
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What is/are the most important thing(s) you wish that you have known/done before considering to apply to a PhD [closed]

I wonder what your thoughts are on the above subject
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Can an international student manage his cost of living in Australia if his 4 years PhD tuition fee is waived off by the university?

I received an offer of admission from one of the Australian Universities in Perth. My supervisor recommended my application for tuition fee waive off scholarship and university has accepted that. I ...
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Can I use images from my published papers in my thesis without copyright infringment?

I have to fill in copyright form for my PHD thesis submission. I have used some of the images already published in my IEEE/IET journal and conference papers. I signed copyright forms during the ...
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Possible ramifications of failing a PhD qualifying exam [on hold]

I'm currently enrolled in a PhD program. I intend to leave the program because my research interests aren't well suited to this place. Here's my situation: I have already passed two qualifying exams, ...
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How to connect with a professor?

I am a mathematics undergraduate student from India and am presently in my final year. Being a bit less talkative, I had not had many conversations with my professors even though I had tried to ...
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Protecting yourself when leaving PhD which involves misrepresentation of results and potentially unsafe bio-containment procedures?

I am in the process of leaving a PhD program after less than one year. I have spoken with my advisers and am slated to leave by the end of the summer. I have various reasons for leaving, including ...
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Is it acceptable to use newspapers and periodicals (e.g., the New York Times, China Daily, etc) in journal articles? [closed]

Here are some sample sources: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201902/28/WS5c7720fda3106c65c34ebd70.html https://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/15/magazine/china-s-leap-to-american-campuses.html
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In writing a job posting/ad, better to be specific or broad? [closed]

In writing a job posting/ad for a tenure-track faculty position, is it better to (A) specify subfields the department is most interested in hiring in or (B) make the posting as broad as possible (even ...
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How to escalate a complaint about errors produced by a journal from the Nature publishing group when Editor doesn't respond

We have a scientific paper that was published at the beginning of this year in "Scientific Reports", an open-access journal by the Nature publishing group. However, upon publication, as authors we ...
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writing a brief description of yourself [closed]

I have just started my first job in a company as an engineer, I was asked to write a brief description of myself which will be sent to all the staffs. Could you please provide some template? how we ...
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Rotenone can induce cell death [closed]

You have shown that rotenone can induce cell death. Therefore, Loss of positive staining is expected and is not because of the reduction of protein. It is highly possible that it is due to reduction ...
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Can I submit my manuscript to a second journal without receiving withdrawal confirmation from the first journal? [duplicate]

it's a month from the submission of a manuscript of mine in a "World Scientific" journal, but its status is still "Editor Invited". I just sent the editor-in-chief a note to ask about the situation ...
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Proposing current postdoc supervisor as a Marie Curie mentor

The Marie Curie Global Fellowship involves 2 years in a university outside Europe and 1 year in a university in Europe. I'm applying together with my current postdoc supervisor, who is a fantastic ...
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Setting up a Mathematical Institute of Refereeing?

This question is mainly focused on the field of mathematics, although it might make sense for other areas too. would setting up a Mathematical Institute of Refereeing be a good idea ? To explain ...

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