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Is it ethical to recieve stipend after publishing enough papers?

In my institute, it is necessary for a Ph.D student to publish two research papers in SCI or SCIE journals to become eligible for Ph.D. Although it is not a sufficient condition, but it is the only ...
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2answers
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Figures in foreign language

I am currently writing my master's thesis in English in Germany. One of the sources I found has a relevant figure that I would like to show and properly cite in my thesis, however this figure is in ...
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1answer
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Is it reasonable to ask update on recommendations letter twice?

It is important to know that I have requested about 7/8 letters per professors ( 3 total ). I have told them that I was conscious that it was a lot of letters to write so I was content with a general ...
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1answer
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Should I quit Master's after 2 months into the program? Please help! [on hold]

I completed my Bachelor's in Electrical engineering last year in a foreign country. I already had a job pending in that country when I finished but due to visa concerns, I would only be able to start ...
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11answers
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The IT department bottlenecks progress. How should I handle this?

I'm currently working as a PhD student. I am not working on a tech-oriented PhD. However, my project requires a lot of programming. This involves both working on a computation cluster, servers, and ...
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1answer
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What does it take to get a worthwhile recommendation letter

I am now looking for people to write recommendation letters for me so as to prepare for graduate school application by the end of this year. I found I still need one more person(I want to have 3 ...
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Masters in software engineering or CS without computer undergrad [on hold]

I would like to get a masters in software engineering or CS. From what I have read I think software engineering would be a better fit. Or it could be a GIS program that is heavy on coding. History ...
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7answers
875 views

Why are some PhD holders unable to become professors?

Why do some people get STEM PhDs, want a professorship, and end up not getting it? Is it only about opportunity and competition, or are there PhD candidates that are just not qualified to be ...
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2answers
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Combining a conference with a personal vacation

I received a funding offer from a conference overseas (as a PhD student), which includes accommodation and travel. I was wondering whether it is ethical to combine this business trip with a personal ...
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0answers
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MIT courses by undergraduate year [on hold]

From MIT opencourseware, I know the list of undergraduate courses for an EECS student (Course 6) however they don't tell which is the first year course which is second and so on. Many times i pick a ...
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1answer
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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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4answers
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Do I need “Introduction” and “Conclusions” parts in my PhD thesis?

My advisor has asked me to write my thesis in parts. So, basically, my thesis will have three major parts, each of which explains a different piece of work. However, he is asking me to also add a part ...
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2answers
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Can we add an acknowledgment to a paper after it has been published?

Like it has been mentioned, I wanted to know if it is possible to add an acknowledgment after the paper has been accepted We even attended the conferences a few days back
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1answer
45 views

How to cite an Amazon page product?

We are supposed to cite product's pages on Amazon (to cite the price). Which informations are we supposed to put in the bibliography?
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2answers
92 views

Publishable with revisions

I submitted a manuscript to a journal in the social sciences. The response to the initial submission was "accepted with conditions". The only feedback I received related to a few typos and ...
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4answers
6k views

Review your own paper in Mathematics

I sent a paper to a good journal with other coauthors. Some days ago, one of my coauthors was sent an invitation to review this paper. Is this logical? I mean, has anybody of you ever received an ...
2
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1answer
129 views

Should I acept my second choice? [on hold]

I applied to a PhD program, and after all the interviews I got a firm offer for a fellowship let's call it PhD A, that I have to give an answer to before a deadline (next week), since they have Now ...
2
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1answer
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Am I considered fulfilling postdoc duty in this situation?

General question: I am a postdoc supported by a grant A. Is it OK for me to work with people not in the grant supporting me on a topic related to grant A, given that I will acknowledge the grant in ...
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6answers
8k views

Quoting Keynes in a lecture

I am teaching mathematical statistics and part of this is large sample theory. I would like to discuss some methods that do not focus on asymptotics and refer to J. M. Keynes quote In the long run, ...
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1answer
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My PhD thesis does not include a Literature Review chapter

I am due to submit my PhD in a week and I am starting to panic over not having a dedicated chapter with a literature review. My topic covers different fields of study so I have added some literature ...
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0answers
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How to use over 40 book references in one single thesis?

It is a problem of methodology, I don't know how to contain all these books in my draft. Am I supposed to summarize them, critic them or to analyze them? Am I supposed to refer to every writer of ...
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8answers
4k views

How much do grades matter for a future academia position?

I am completing my PhD and I was wondering how much does the PhD coursework grades affect future academia applications? My undergraduate and master's was somewhat decent grade wise (3.8/4) in both. ...
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0answers
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Will EasyChair preprints be automatically indexed by Google Scholar?

Is anyone aware if a preprint uploaded to EasyChairs preprint server will automatically be indexed by Google Scholar, or do I need to manually add the citation to my profile?
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12answers
9k views

Mimic lecturing on blackboard, facing audience

I teach mathematics at MSc and PhD levels. My preferred method of teaching is old-fashioned: talking and writing on the blackboard at the same time. Why? Because it has many advantages: Handwriting: ...
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Is there a discussion board for Web Science? [on hold]

I would like to propose an idea for Web Science. I was wondering if there is any discussion board where the idea can be introduced, and its merits discussed. I know that W3C has a place where new ...
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1answer
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Is your peer-reviewing service ever important for career advancement?

Recently, there have been a couple of active questions on Publons (e.g., Publons - is it a serious thing? and Is it worth creating a profile with Publons?). One of the supposed selling points is that ...
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2answers
141 views

Are Polish PhD compatible with Germany and UK?

I have two questions in this regard: If someone completes a PhD in Poland, would it be considered on par with a German or British PhD? Can a Polish-PhD holder enter academia in Germany or UK?
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1answer
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Is it possible to join academia with a structured PhD?

There are two types of PhDs in Germany(or, in other parts of the world, like, Ireland): structured, and individual. Is it possible to join academia with a structured PhD?
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1answer
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How to cite ebooks that have no pagination in intext cittion in MLA7?

I'm writing my dissertation and the novel I'm working on is an ebook. I tried looking for the paperback, but the English version is not available in my country. I tried checking on the web but all ...
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0answers
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Second master's degree in order to get PhD [on hold]

I originally applied to a Sociology PhD program and instead was offered a spot in their Sociology MA program. I already have an MA in Soc from another school, so it seems redundant for me to get a ...
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0answers
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Right way to get clarification on conceptual doubts from Professors

I notice that almost all the time i ask any professor a doubt , they tend to get angry or mostly try to avoid my question by saying they don't know or referring some remote professor to me whom i don'...
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6answers
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Should I warn new/prospective PhD Student that supervisor is terrible?

My supervisor got some funding and is hiring new PhD students. Today one of them came to an interview and we told him about the things that we do. The main problem is that my supervisor is a terrible ...
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2answers
181 views

Taking my research idea outside my paid job

I'm doing a (paid, contractual) remote research internship with a research institute in Germany. My job is to come up with novel ideas, write papers for technical conferences and try to publish them. ...
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1answer
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Does anybody know why some journals have “Topical Collections”?

What does it mean "Topical collection" within a journal? Are the papers published under "Topical Collections" better promoted?
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Ethics of Using Victim's Name in Research?

What are the ethical considerations of using a victim of a violent crime's name in my research? I understand confidentiality is not an issue as the individual is deceased. Moreover, their death was a ...
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1answer
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Case Study or Program Description Paper? [on hold]

I spent two years running a digital literacy/computer skills business hired by the Department of Human Services' Vocational Rehabilitation Program. My business was quite novel - as far as my knowledge ...
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1answer
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Do the disciplines of my PhD thesis and of my MA thesis have to be identical?

I graduated in history, with a specialization in cultural studies. Now I want to pursue a PhD in literature. Is this possible? What are the potential obstacles and how can I avoid them?
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Master thesis: emails to a dissertation supervisor

i have finished all my classes and now I should start my master thesis. But first of all, I need to write an email to prof. and ask him about the available topic for the master thesis. How to write ...
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How to evaluate the research level of a paper before any publication?

There are three differents cases when the research level of a paper must be evaluated before any publication: for author: to choose the most appropriate journal, for referee: to recommend ...
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CVPR conference presentation guideline [on hold]

Does CVPR allow online presentation of papers if the authors are unable to sponsor the travel to the conference location? If no, is there some way one could applying for a travel grant?
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How micro masters and nano-degree programs can help an associate degree holder [closed]

For someone who holds an associate degree, if I pursue a reasonable credentials for micro-masters or nano degree, can it be considered equivalent to a full-time bachelor's degree?
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1answer
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Doing a master's degree after PhD. Is it advisable? [on hold]

I have a Master's degree in Materials science and am soon to finish my PhD in computational materials science. I am fairly well versed in programming (python, MATLAB, FORTRAN), linear algebra, ...
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Is having a chapter in an open-access book valuable as a publication?

So I work in a project where the consortium is planning to write an open-access book with Springer publications. There might be a chapter regarding the work I have done in the project. The editors of ...
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Supply Chain Statement Project - Java [closed]

I'm a student. I'm currently working in assigned team project Supply Chain Statement. Since I am learning Java, can any one give me initiative idea or code sample like example "A produces sends the ...
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Is it very unprofessional to contact people from an old job interview and tell them that I think I've made a mistake?

One year ago I withdrew from one job application. I met the committee, the interview lasted nearly 2 hours, they showed me the institution, I had lunch with one of the senior team member. Then I ...
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List of journals in Thomson Rhueters [on hold]

I had an enquiry.... I wanted to know if the journal named (research journal of pharmaceutical, biological and chemical sciences) was included in Thomson Rheuters or not?? And if yes, I wanna know the ...
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Getting depressed about my career choice [closed]

I am in undergrad of CSE in Bangladesh. My problem is my cgpa is pretty low 3.31 and i have no interest in coding. I also have several failed subjects which i need to retake. all these things are ...
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Delayed conference review notifications

We recently submitted a paper to a large IEEE conference (ISIT 2019). We have not yet heard back from our reviewers and the dates for the same have passed (it has been a week since). Is this anomalous ...
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Submitted a 1000-word abstract to an undergraduate linguistic conference, is this ok? [on hold]

Recently I just submitted an abstract to an undergraduate linguistics conference at an university in the United States. I had been very passionate about the working on the abstract since I believe I ...
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Are postdocs in the US expected to work closely with a postdoctoral supervisor [closed]

In Europe, typically postdocs are hired to work under a professor's research group. This appears to be totally different in the US and some other countries (e.g. Israel), where postdocs are hired by ...

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