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reference letter from current line manager?

I am currently a lecturer at a UK university, and I got an oral offer from another university. I was called by their HR today saying that their official is condition on satisfactory reference checking ...
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I am starting an assistant professor job this fall. What do you recommend me to do during this summer before a tenure-clock starts? [closed]

The school I will be working at is a low-ranked R1 university. Some people said, "just enjoy and have fun right now. It would be the last time you would ever have such enough free time". But others ...
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How to Find Peer-Reviewers Who Aren't Busy (During the Summer)

TLDR: How do I figure out who to ask to review an article (who isn't too busy)? I was asked to submit an article for an upcoming thematic issue for a well-regarded, peer-reviewed journal in my field....
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Ownership of an Idea

Suppose that I am a PhD student that works as an RA in the lab of my PhD advisor. While I am in the lab, I come up with some interesting idea, and then I spend time reading and planning out a possible ...
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Is it acceptable to be listed as an author based only on technical assitance?

I am a PhD student in bioinformatics/computational biology. A year or two ago I helped a fellow student using a software package she needed for creating a certain type of figures for her project. This ...
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How to understand the details of European Doctorate? [duplicate]

I am currently in the process of being a PhD student in a distance university in one of the european countries. Also, where i live and work (at the university) currently is another EU Country. The ...
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does resbmit paper go to the same reviewer? [duplicate]

We sent paper to a reputed journal. After 4 months we get: Reviewers have now commented on your paper. You will see that they are advising that you revise your manuscript. If you are prepared to ...
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How to check whether a student faced disciplinary action

I reported a fellow classmate's verbal abuse to my professor and an associate dean at my school in a previous semester. I showed proof as I was reporting the incident. Their response to me was merely ...
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How can I find a list of my co-authors for a grant conflict of interest?

Many funding agencies require a list of co-authors in the past n years. Is there an easier way to do this than to find all of my papers and copy and paste the names and institutions?
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Who is a “Vowel” in a panel of Jury for a Master's Defense?

I have to give my Master's defense soon. I am provided with the name of a "Jury", a professor. And two professors in my 'vowel', one of whom is my advisor. (total 3 on Jury) What is the definition of ...
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How to attend conferences efficiently?

As a master's student, I've recently attended my first summer school. I waited for it eagerly since there would be learning about my research topic, interacting with other students and travelling. But ...
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Will leaving a PhD after one year or having a full PhD be better or worse for job in industry? [closed]

I am a UK student, 23 years old, and started a PhD in theoretical physics last October 2018 at a top 15-20 university (my undergrad Maths degree was at a top 5 uni where I got a First Class Honours 1:...
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co-authorship of the unresponsive and careless advisor?

My paper, that is part of my thesis, has been accepted to a conference as a part of the poster session. In the paper, I have mentioned my gratitutes to my supervisors. In fact, an unofficial ...
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How to deal with slow peer reviewing process [duplicate]

I submitted a short (10 page long) manuscript to a math journal. It has been 9 months. Almost 4 months ago I emailed them to see what's going on. Their response was: "Your paper has been sent out to ...
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citing from figure in a review

I found an interesting figure in a review which has no reference ( i assumed that it belongs to the review author if i am wrong kindly correct my idea) , can i paraphrase the caption or use the figure ...
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Academic Gowns and Hood Colours for Overseas Students Where the University Does Not Have One

My university has asked me (actually, a friend) to process in a graduation ceremony, and expects me to wear full academic dress. However, my home country and home university does not have an academic ...
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Workshop submission by a first year student, does it count?

I have asked earlier this question in that post Submitting Workshop Proposal by A first Year PhD student I asked my supervisor and he is okay, but I was astonished that he told me that I have to take ...
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How does one know that the field of research they are in is the best fit for them if they are average in it?

I love computational materials science. I was an experimentalist and involved in some Computational work during my masters degree. I did not not enjoy the experimental part. I did not enjoy the lab ...
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Personal contribution in N-author articles vs single author articles

In a given field there are essentially two types of articles, N-author articles and single author articles. Related to this fact, I wonder how a committee when evaluating someone for a tenure ...
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Do MLA guidelines apply in the UK? [closed]

Not sure if this is the right place to put this but: This week I started a six-week school project to write a research paper about diseases. As part of my preperation, I read a short paper on writing ...
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Submitted article/manuscript is still in under review since June 2018. Why it is too long review process even in Springer SCI Journal? [closed]

I have submitted my article in Springer Multidimensional Systems & Signal Processing journal. It is still in under review and status has not been changed.... In journal web portal they mentioned ...
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Advice for postdoc application

As part of applying to a postdoc fellowship, I need to write the following: "Please describe your planned research activities for your postdoctoral studies (up to 650 words)". I'm not sure whether ...
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Admitted to plagiarizing (second misconduct), and afraid of expulsion. In need of advice [closed]

Important note: This was not the first time I was reported for academic misconduct. The first time was when I cheated on an exam for another class. I disclosed how I cheated and accepted the ...
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Focusing on one specific academic field? [closed]

This question has already been asked, albeit not so much, in this thread. This, however, still gets me thinking. I am an early career research (not even done with my PhD yet). A PhD candidate told me ...
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What are the best ways to find an external thesis examiner?

My supervisor is too busy to find an external examiner for my PhD thesis, so the job will probably fall to me. I know all the academics who may potentially be an internal examiner, but I don't know ...
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Professor falsely accusing me of cheating in a class he does not teach, two months after end of the class. What precautions should I take?

I'm a domestic student in the US. Despite my poor English, it's my first language. In May 2019, I finished a class on web development. My final submission was a simple but fully functional web app. ...
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Change in status date without change in status [duplicate]

I have submitted my manuscript to a journal after the suggested revision. Unfortunately this time we received a mail that the editor has changed. Also, after almost 3 weeks the journal changed the ...
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What is the meaning of “Manuscript submitted”? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal about two months ago, its status was remains "manuscript submitted" until yesterday. In fact I saw no changes from the beginning to now and every process just ...
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Making a Lateral Jump in Fields for a PhD

Currently I am an MSc student in Resource and Environmental Economics. In the pursuit of further graduate studies, I think that I would be a lot more interested in pursuing something along the lines ...
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Ownership of a PhD Student's Research

I am a PhD student in theoretical computer science. It is my understanding that if I work on a paper without my PhD advisor (which is common in my research area) and without any lab resources then ...
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During copyediting, journal disagrees about spelling of paper's main topic

Let's suppose my paper is about icebergs. The paper is accepted to a quite well known journal on a broader topic. The copy editor has changed the word "iceberg" to "ice-berg" everywhere in the paper....
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How to revise the manuscript (one reject and one accept in first decision) and what could be the final decision? [closed]

I just received a decision letter from IEEE ACCESS with resubmission option(first decision came in one month). The recommendation of reviewer1 is "Accept (minor edits)" and the recommendation of ...
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Is it appropriate to have two tables side by side in an academic thesis? [closed]

I have about 5 relatively small tables which will be shown in the same part of my thesis. I think it might be a waste of space if I place one table per line, but I am not sure whether one should put e....
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Is it a good idea to do MS two times in separate disciplines than a PhD for an industry job? [closed]

I am getting admitted to a school(college as it is called in many parts of the world) that provides 5 years integrated BS-MS dual degree in the natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Bio). You ...
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A person added his name to my articles

Almost a decade ago, when I was a young student, one of my professors invited me to make a tiny undergraduate research under his supervision. The idea was to solve an optimization problem with ...
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Can someone become a teaching-oriented math professor at liberal arts colleges with a non-math but related PhD like EE or OR? [closed]

Just as the question says, is it possible for someone to get a tenured job at a liberal arts college math dept with a related PhD such as operations research or EE? Thanks,
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Can a degree be revoked for minor misconduct? [duplicate]

I was wondering how possible it would be that, after graduating, the university would investigate a minor misconduct during college. By minor I mean, if found guilty the worst punishment would be / ...
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(UK, mathematics) Making the most of a teaching job as an aspiring researcher

I finished my PhD a few years ago, and since then have been hopping from temporary job to temporary job every year. They've all been research-and-teaching jobs, which has been exactly what I wanted. I ...
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How to seek advice/collaboration from other profs in the dept

I am a postdoc who changed the topic quite drastically entering the postdoc phase. The big issue is that my advisor does not provide any guidance or advice at all regarding my project. It has been ...
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How is the mathematics academic job market outside of North America? [closed]

Most of the information online concerns academic positions in math at research-oriented US universities? In summary, it is extremely competitive. I'm just wondering, what's the situation at teaching-...
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Does Google Scholar limit the length of its search terms?

On researchgate, I found the following paper that describes the application of a systematic mapping. I was curious whether the describe search term could be also found using Google Scholar. The ...
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Is it normal for a “Date Revision Due” to be unexpectedly modified on Evise?

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier Journal in January,2019. I received a referee report on May 15, 2019. The report asked for some major revision, which my co-authors and I accepted. The Evise online ...
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Is there an equivalent in another country of the French “CIFRE”?

A "CIFRE" in French is another type of doctorate where the French government helps to fund a company to hire a doctorand. There are several differences between a CIFRE and a "doctorat" in France, or ...
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What is the purpose of the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)?

I was searching for journals in my field and recently found this link, where I can find journals subjectwise and also journals listed for each topic in mathematics. Journals are already categorized ...
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“Mansplaining” in an academic setting [closed]

I am a math grad student, who was recently accused of mansplaining by a female grad student. As I tend to be left leaning, this caught me by surprise. This question is an attempt to perhaps learn more ...
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How to report pirated textbooks on Academia.edu?

I received a notification today from Academia.edu of a recently-uploaded "paper" that was similar to one I previously downloaded. On clicking through, the "paper" turned out to be a PDF of a pirated ...
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Study technique for courses that involve reading and understanding research papers?

Previous quests for the ideal study technique usually led me to "solve problems" (mathematics courses) or use spaced repetition (+ e.g. ANKI) for courses which require at least some level of ...
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Referencing next section to avoid confusion

I am writing one research article in the field of biology. I want to refer some concept which I am going to describe in next sections but have not described in current sentence (or previous sections) ...
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How long “Under Editor Evaluation” normally takes? [duplicate]

The status of my paper in Elsevier system (an engineering journal) has been changed to "Under Editor Evaluation" more than two months (about 75 days). Is it normal?Should I send an email to the editor?...
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Will addressing reviewers comment and accepting drawback of work take back my acceptance?

Recently I got a paper got accepted in a well-known conference (Computer Science). I am about to submit a camera-ready version of the paper for the conference proceedings, trying to incorporate the ...

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