All Questions

0
votes
0answers
46 views

International Journal of Neuroscience acceptance rate [on hold]

Does anyone know the acceptance rate for the International Journal of Neuroscience (publisher is Taylor & Francis)?
-1
votes
3answers
311 views

Complicated situation with phd advisor : miscommunication

I am currently in the first 4 months of my PHD in Physics, but I already did a 5 months internship before. I have some relationship+work problems with my phd advisor. I am here to have feedback from ...
6
votes
1answer
167 views

How should I plan my course schedule given that my wife is due to give birth during the semester?

I have been teaching for a few years at my university, and have mostly gotten into the rhythm of teaching and doing research. This semester, I am teaching two courses. What is different this semester ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Experiences with Gradescope?

I'm teaching my first class this semester, and was quite happy with Gradescope when I used it as a TA last semester. Does anyone have experience using Gradescope with large (100+ student) classes for ...
3
votes
2answers
280 views

Can I report the same study twice but with different authors?

I successfully defended my dissertation in November. Through the process, my chair (member A) was a terrific cheerleader. My second committee member (member B) was encouraging in a more specific,...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

proper grading fairness when certain questions dropped on exam [on hold]

I had a 135 question final exam. The Professor decided 11 questions were problematic. For those 11 specific questions, he gave points to all students if they missed those questions. If a student got ...
-1
votes
2answers
79 views

Research in geophysics

I am an undergraduate student in geophysics. I have read two types of papers in this field. First, the field work papers that shows survey results using some particular methods. Second, paper in ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

How to answer a non-specific point of a review?

I'm in the rebuttal stage of a conference paper and I'm having trouble to answer in a specific way to a point raised by a reviewer. The reason is that is completely non-specific: [...] and some ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

I am unable to reach one of my faculty member through email, phone call or even in person, what may I do? [duplicate]

I am unable to reach one of my faculty member through email, phone call or even in person, who have agreed on providing me with a recommendation letter. He is not replying to my email, phone number is ...
1
vote
3answers
277 views

Reviewer comments are in complete contrast about research article

Recently my research article has been reviewed after first round of revision and has been sent back to me by editor. In addition, editor has written in a very clear manner that a thorough response and ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Is it good to write a Critical report on my own published research work?

After 1.5 years of PhD I found some flaws in my PhD published work. The flaws are minor in nature, and an improved work can not be consider novel enough to be publish again. How can I report those ...
1
vote
3answers
130 views

Is it weird to contact a professor in foreign university for research internship opportunity if I am not a student?

I got a Bachelor degree few years ago and I have worked (non-research job) for few years since then. Recently, I would like to pursue a master degree in a foreign university but I cannot obtain ...
-3
votes
1answer
51 views

Is BDAS a good conference? [on hold]

I find a conference BDAS (bdas.polsl.pl/default.asp). Noticeably, almost all the papers published in the previous conference proceedings are from the host country . Can anyone give some comment on its ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Can I do Engineering and Physics degrees consecutively? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie college student and I have a passion for both Mechanical Engineering and Physics (specifically physics and astrophysics). I would like to have knowledge in both of these areas because it ...
0
votes
1answer
142 views

Polite message to my supervisor

I am at the end of my study (almost 6 months). I need time to edit my English (my supervisors do not want to help with that. It is Ok for me.). However, they asked me to add extra computation to my ...
19
votes
2answers
457 views

Why do citations in physics journals leave out the article title?

I'm not a physicist but I read the occasional physics paper. Coming from another discipline I find it odd that most article references in physics journals leave out the article title - this seems like ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Conference comparison [closed]

http://bdas.polsl.pl/default.asp http://www.icbda.org/index.html Can anyone help evaluate the level of the two conferences listed above? Which is better? Thank you!
2
votes
1answer
87 views

If a grad student is working as a TA, can they also be asked to work as their adviser's lab manager for free?

I have been my adviser's chemistry lab manager for the past 2 years, mostly working as a TA to pay the bills while I try to get research done. My adviser has no funding so I've been running the lab ...
5
votes
2answers
206 views

What are good platforms for collaborative writing with multiple senior authors with limited technical background?

I am taking part in a project that involves several authors with so many back and forth in writing. I am curious to know what usually are digital platforms or role of thumbs in term of managing ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Citing, Secondary Source [duplicate]

My question is about citing. I found two sectences that were cited in a review article (first sentence[1], extra information about it[2]. Second sentence [3]). And after that i found the original ...
3
votes
4answers
200 views

How to decide on the order of authorship for this collaboration?

I'm in collaboration with another researcher in the field of linguistics, she wants to try machine learning algorithms/analysis on her dataset. The dataset is not published before, and the ...
1
vote
1answer
158 views

Positive review from an additional (third) reviewer (endorsing the 2nd reviewer) against a negative review from the 1st reviewer

I submitted a manuscript to a well-known journal (in education) and got two discrepant review results from two reviewers: one very positive (minor revision) and one negative review result (suggesting ...
0
votes
1answer
169 views

I'm Really Worried About My Letters Of Recommendation (Mathematics/Computer Science) [closed]

I completed a B.S. in Mathematics in the USA with a 3.6 major GPA. 1.) The strongest LOR I have is from a lecturer with a PhD in 2010 that I took two applied Statistics courses with. They're graduate ...
-4
votes
0answers
103 views

What do you suggest between these two post-doc offers? [closed]

Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin) vs University of Rovira I virgili (URIV), Spain 1) Salary Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China with a monthly salary of 3700 USD and University of ...
21
votes
6answers
2k views

Which academic options are possible for a tenured faculty that do not involve students' mentoring?

I am a tenured associate professor at a top 20 US research university. I am publishing and getting grants. My teaching evaluations are decent. I am realizing that I am not interested in mentoring (...
2
votes
2answers
68 views

Can I use published data by other authors in my study?

I'm in the process of publishing an article in the Engineering field. The manuscript got a preliminary acceptance, and should be published after few modifications. However, based on one comment I got, ...
2
votes
3answers
307 views

Contacting authors directly when reviewing a paper

I am reviewing a paper for a journal that has an open review policy. This means that when a paper is submitted to the journal, the paper is published online on the journal's website and when a ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Sending Mail to Professor

When Should I send mail to a university professor for ta, ra? i.e. after getting successful admission for MS or after applying to the university? If I send mail to the professor for ta, ra after ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

Online courses notes taking

Friend of mine told me that MOOC platforms recommend not to take notes for better learning experience, that people remember material better after watching a short videos, than after spending some time ...
-1
votes
1answer
220 views

Revocation of Master's Degree

My question was answered in following link actually, because of that, thank you. (you don't need to look at following link it is for understanding to story)=Revocation of Master Degree But i need to ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Accepting and then Declining Grad School Admissions Offer

I've applied to a 5 grad schools for Engineering Management and I'm yet to receive the decisions from 4 schools. One of the schools has offered me admissions as well as a scholarship offer. However, ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Introducing similar topic in two papers

I've already published a paper on a topic (let's call it topic A). In that paper I reserved a chapter/section right after the introduction to introduce a topic C that is important to understand before ...
-2
votes
0answers
40 views

How to effectively judge the level of an international conference? [duplicate]

Especially in the computer science field. I want my manuscript to be accepted as soon as possible. How can I choose an appropriate conference? Thanks!
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Graduate Internship - Collaborating with other divisions

I managed to get a 4 month internship (during my PhD) in one of the major US national labs. I'm really enthusiast of this experience and I would like to get the most out of it, both in terms of ...
2
votes
1answer
270 views

U.S. Government Shutdown — potential effects for the upcoming Spring 2019 semester

The U.S. government shutdown has continued through three weeks now; what would the effects be for the upcoming Spring 2019 college semester for graduate students who depend on federal student loans to ...
13
votes
3answers
363 views

If my research is addiction related, can I tell the professor I have first hand experience?

I’m an undergraduate doing research in the bioinformatics department, and we are researching drug addiction. We are also attempting to incorporate the psychology cooccurrences (i.e. suicide ideation, ...
33
votes
7answers
9k views

Why is research at highly productive research institutions better than those at not-so-highly productive research institutions?

As of time of writing, the University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher Education world university ranking list, while the University of Southampton is 118th. (Nothing special about the THE, Oxford,...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Matters Arising: Nature Communications post-publication commentary

Nature and Nature Communications recently started publishing post-publication commentary in specially published peer-reviewed comments called as "Matters Arising" https://www.nature.com/ncomms/submit/...
-1
votes
3answers
188 views

Violated academic integrity on an online coursework. What do I do?

basically I was working on the answers with my friend and didn’t realize the questions were slightly different and therefore I used the answers we got that were based off of hers to mine. I am scared, ...
10
votes
7answers
534 views

Do I have “the right” as a grad student to take a class just for fun?

I'm currently doing a PhD in computational biology, but I have other interests like music and ceramics, and I'm lucky enough to be at a university with excellent programs in both. I've wanted to take ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Finding ISI robotics journal ranking list [closed]

I need to find the ISI ranking of 26 robotics journals by Clarivate Analytics for the year 2017. It was released as part of their Journal Citation Reports. I do not seem to be able to get hold of it. ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Missed entry to foreign grad school; what are my options?

I want to specify that this is actually for a friend, I personally am not an academic but he is and is in this situation and asked me to write here to ask for suggestions as he is abstaining from the ...
3
votes
3answers
154 views

Rights of authors who withdraw peer reviewed manuscript due to refusal to transfer copyright

Many (traditional) journals request copyright transfer upon acceptance. A group of librarians suggested that authors negotiate the copyright transfer and prepare to walk away if the journal insists ...
-2
votes
0answers
65 views

What is the point in mandatory English Literature GCSE [closed]

In the UK, most schools have mandatory requirement to take a GCSE in English Literature. What on earth is the point in this? When in my life will I need to understand the connotations of 15th century ...
3
votes
0answers
138 views

After 3 years… Should I stay at a PhD position that I think is holding back my thesis?

I was supposed to do my thesis in a research department of a company in the field of computational science (developing new computational methods that they could use to design and engineer ...
-1
votes
1answer
121 views

Second round interview for a postdoctoral position

I have applied for a postdoctoral position at a university in Ireland, and have done an interview with the professor who advertised the position. After three weeks from the interview, I sent him an ...
1
vote
2answers
103 views

Should I pursue a good advisor-match or institutional prestige / pedigree? [closed]

I'm in a conundrum! Which one should I choose for my PhD in life sciences in the US: a great-fit advisor in a mediocre institution VS an OK (or potentially ill-fit) advisor in a prestigious ...
-1
votes
0answers
48 views

I wish to do my MS in US or UK [closed]

I completed my MSc in food science and technology in india. And now i want to do my MS in food science and nutrition in US or UK. Is it possible to do MS after MSc?
9
votes
6answers
2k views

How should I deal with feeling dumb? [duplicate]

I am a graduate student in mathematics at a top school. Most of other students achieved gold medal in International mathematics olympiad for high school and/or other similar competitions. Most did ...
1
vote
2answers
183 views

May they delay for a long time the decision of a submitted manuscript of someone that already sent a paper which didn't pass plagiarism check?

As I already shared in this question, I have submitted a paper in January of the last year to a high-rank journal and they decided on my paper with reject and resubmit. I worked very very hard and ...

15 30 50 per page