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Which license to choose for article publication?

My editor is giving me the option to choose between: The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) The Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 ...
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Should I cite myself in my PhD proposal?

I am writing a research proposal for a PhD, and I am referring to my earlier research, which is published in a scientific journal. Should I cite myself? It feels a little preposterous, but I can ...
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Where to look for scholarships or grants for short term “bootcamps”

Where should one look for financial help (grants or scholarships) for "bootcamp" programs like this? I have found resources such as scholarships.com, which seems only to be for those enrolled in ...
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Citing a rejected paper in related work

A paper was uploaded to Arxiv that is very similar to my research. I cited it in the related work section of the paper I am currently working on. I was planning on noting the shortcomings of this ...
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One sentence has reversed order of logic in exam assignment, but in the rest of the paper the order is clear [on hold]

I recently handed in an exam paper, where in one sentence I accidentally reversed the logic while correcting for spelling etc. - however in the mathematical equation it was reffering to it was correct....
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What is the etymology of “Assistant Professor”?

In the US, "Assistant Professor" is a junior rank among permanent university faculty. Generally, Assistant Professors are independent researchers with more or less the same job responsibilities as ...
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Why don't some U.S. colleges celebrate American national holidays?

I was just catching up with a friend about the plunging temperatures in the towns that we live in, and they brought up that they actually have classes today, on MLK day, which is a national holiday. ...
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how can i know the journal still covered by Scopus ( include 2018 year )

how can I know the journal still covered by Scopus, for example when I check it on Scopus site " Scopus coverage years: from 2008 to 2018 " what its mean?
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I'm about to tell my advisor I want to leave my PhD. Do I mention this when scheduling a meeting or do I drop a bombshell while there in person?

I meet with my PhD advisor quite irregularly so we arrange meetings on an ad-hoc basis depending on work progress, availability etc. Usually we communicate a bunch by email about the state of work. I'...
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Awaiting Referee Selection in 11 weeks [duplicate]

Recently, I have submitted a mathematical paper to a journal published by Taylor & Francis. After some days, the status of the paper was changed from Submitted to Journal to AWAITING REFEREE ...
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Article: Author information when occupation has changed

I'm currently the main author of a paper. The work was performed when I was working at university X. However, I will start at a new university Y in one month, and the conference I'm presenting the ...
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How to save a literature review?

I have done a literature review, but every time I send my article to the journals I receive either major changes or a rejection because I have only searched in journals indexed by Scopus and Web of ...
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Emailing a professor for points on an exam when you want a recommendation from the professor

I recently took an exam in my masters program where I missed just enough points to change my grade from A+ to A (in my country, these show up differently on a transcript). I intend on applying to some ...
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Can I get into a data science masters program if my bachelor's degree is in electrical engineering? [on hold]

I am an electrical engineer from India and really interested in the maths behind data science and want to come to US for my MS. I have self taught myself the UG syllabus in stats, thorough with Linear ...
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Info regarding unis in United States [on hold]

I really need some inputs here. I am an electrical engineer from India and really interested in the maths behind data science and want to come to US for my MS. I have self taught myself the UG ...
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How to ask for a recommendation letter from a professor after long time?

I had worked under a supervisor in 2015 and that year I asked a recommendation letter from him for a Ph.D. He wrote it very well. On 2016, I again asked him for one and he sent me again. Both of the ...
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Changing advisors during coursework [on hold]

Can an advisor suddenly say one day - "I have decided not to advise you anymore"? Thanks!
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Using sentences verbatim from a referee report without attribution

Two part question Part I For a revised paper following a review by referees, to what extent is each of the following acceptable or unacceptable: Use the exact sentence from a report without ...
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How to make a list of potential graduate school? [on hold]

I will be applying to graduate schools this upcoming fall and I have a list of schools I like based on professors, research, etc. But, how can I realistically narrow my list to schools I can actually ...
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Google Scholar not indexing my paper - NeurIPS 2018

I have recently published a paper in the NeurIPS 2018 conference. A quick search in Google scholar shows that other papers from the same conference ARE indexed. In addition, the paper from the ...
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How to find the paper that initializes a new field [on hold]

Problem I am now working on a relatively new field in machine learning. My advisor suggested me to read milestone papers in this field. I think The first paper that proposed the problem is surely an ...
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Is it appropriate to cite a paper in a language I don't understand?

Some months back I got into a situation where a paper with information that I considered important to prove a point was in a language I cannot understand. Since it was important but not crucial, I ...
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FAFSA for US PhD (hard sciences — physics) students?

I have a question regarding filling out the FAFSA or not as a incoming PhD student. What is the benefit of filling out the FAFSA if you are a(n) (incoming) PhD student? In the US (at least in physics)...
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PhD degree in Asia And finding a good faculty position in Europe or US [on hold]

Nowadays the world of academic work and research is pretty competitive and tough. I am studying for a Ph.D. degree in a well-ranked Asian university (i.e., Hong Kong University of Science and ...
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Question about the authorship of mathematical equation

Recently, I felt thrilled because I was finally (after few months of non-stop work) able to mathematically prove the mathematical (physical) transformation which I use to prove some new laws of ...
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Summer research opportunities for undergraduates

I am an American citizen but I am doing my undegraduate studies in math/physics in France. I am looking for a way to get some research experience this summer. My ultimate goal is to return to the US ...
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FERPA and confidentiality of information when university officials contact school

I have a reason to think an official from a university I previously applied to is potentially stalking me. His previous actions and attitude had made me uncomfortable. We live in the same town and at ...
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Phd Supervisor is asking me to work remotely with him for next 3-4 years? What should I do?

My current university is not good and the other faculty are not good enough for my field, I only joined that particular university to work with my supervisor and now he is leaving. Please help. I am ...
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For a TA, is a recommendation from his employing university helpful for a PhD?

A friend of mine finished his Master's program a year ago and started working as a Teaching Assistant at a university. He will be granted assistant professorship this year but he is in the process of ...
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Is my method of learning new mathematics efficient?

I am a graduate student in mathematics and from time to time when I need to learn new concepts either in a research paper or just courses, I feel that just reading the words (and just writing the ...
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Is it ethical to put a surveillance camera inside a lab

The Lab leader is putting a surveillance camera inside the lab to protect some precious devices bought recently. The viewpoint of the camera covers most of the lab and shows clearly the lab members ...
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How to reference to a statement that itself is referenced by a paper other than original paper? [duplicate]

When I read a statement in a paper that is itself derived from another paper, how should I reference it when I use it in my own article? Should I reference the original article or the second article, ...
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what are good ways to find team-mates on research and writing papers?

im a AI researcher and mostly interested in a field that is less attended in our university. i have some ideas to work on but i blieve it can have better results by working with exprienced people. is ...
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Paper status changed from under review to Awaiting Decision [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript to a journal from 1 month ago in scholar one. The status changed to admin check to under review after one week. Now, it shows Awaiting Decision. Does this mean that the ...
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Should I try to re-invent the wheel while doing research?

I’m a beginning PhD student in theoretical physics specializing in string theory. Unfortunately, my advisor doesn't have a good understanding of this subject; therefore, he provides me with very ...
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What does it take to get into a top PhD statistics program like UC Berkeley? [on hold]

If anyone has any anecdotal information at Berkeley or similar tier of schools. UC Berkeley is on top of my list for schools and I believe I have decent research, grades, etc. but it can be a crap ...
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Short postdoc abroad

I'm looking for some career/life advice. I am currently 9 months into my first postdoc job in the US (originally 1 year contract) in the life sciences, after finishing a PhD in the UK. My contract ...
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How do professors get positions in multiple departments?

I will be applying to PhD programs in statistics this upcoming fall and I have noticed that at many institutions, the professors in the statistics department also hold positions in other departments ...
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Should I keep applying for jobs in the US? I'm based in the UK [on hold]

I'm currently an associate professor (senior lecturer) of finance at a UK university which is ranked globally between 500-600. I have more than ten years of industry experience as a finance analyst. ...
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Do I have an obligation to pay publication fee to predatory journal?

Accidentally submitted to predatory journal (very naive and stupid first time researcher here) accepted with no evidence of peer review. Could not pay submission fee so they reduced cost substantially ...
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Purpose of humanities PhD interview for less prestigious program?

everyone— A quick and vague question. I've applied to 9 English PhD programs this cycle at institutions that vary greatly in prestige. Only one of them, the least prestigious program, requires a ...
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Master's degree in France with low average [on hold]

I am a student at a university in Turkey. But my average is 2.50/4 and I couldn't passed an educational year for two times. Is it very crucial for me to do a master's degree at an university abroad? ...
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Grad applications: mediocre grades from an ivy league (top 10) and outstanding grades from a smaller school; what should I do?

I began my undergrad at an ivy league university but decided to transfer after one year. It wasn't that the classes were too hard; I went through a bit of a mental health crisis w/ depression, which ...
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Advisor wants me to break our group out into a different area

This is my first year in graduate school. I am studying computer science. Our group has 2 faculty advisors and ~8 students (faculty are married). The group is established in a niche part of the ...
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Work experience for Masters in Management [on hold]

I have often heard from unoffical sources that too much work experience is a hindrance for Masters in Management. So do top universities in Europe (excluding UK) accept students with 3 years of work ...
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Professor wants me to accept his school's offer early

I just received my first offer to a Mathematics PhD program at a reasonably good US institution, where one of my recommenders is also working. He sent me an email saying he "hopes I can accept the ...
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How to change path from field of IT to field of Space sciences?

I'm now at the final (4th) year of completing my bachelor's degree in IT. Four years back I haven't had any idea about what I'm choosing and in my country there were no space related degrees, ...
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Open access publication fee [on hold]

I am a young resercher from bangladesh. I have submitted a muniscript to SPGbiomed and the articale has been accepted. Now I have to pay the APC (article processing charge). Is there any grant who can ...
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Choosing an adviser based on the professor's past students' jobs

I have recently been a admitted to a top 20 math Phd program at one of the schools I really wanted (woohoo!). The reason I wanted this school is because I have been really into a certain research ...
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Are authors of papers okay with receiving questions from people in industry?

Would authors of a paper be okay with fielding technical questions about the paper (implementation, theory, etc.) from a person in industry? I see this as a moral grey area because an engineer in ...

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