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Is it safe to use up all the words available in a word count limit when submitting a journal article?

Let's say that a journal article submission wordcount limit is 10,000 words. Does this mean that only really awesome or important submissions should be over 9,500 words? Or any article can be at 9,999 ...
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Question about mentioning gap year in SOP

I took a gap year after my high school. It technically wasn't a gap year since I reappeared for my 12th grade(senior year) examination to increase my score. In 12th grade, I scored 62% in 2012 and ...
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Who decides authorship order?

I completed my Ph.D. a few months ago, but it was 4 years of a living hell. My PI was super abusive, I had severe depression and when I said I wanted to defend (6 months earlier than the deadline) ...
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How to work with a student who has a tendency to overcomplicate things? [on hold]

I am supervising a senior reading course. As I cannot give a name to a problem I am having with one of the students, I will give an example. We are reading a paper, and he was not making progress. He ...
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What Textbooks are Available for Introducing Students to Concurrent and Parallel Programing? [closed]

I am looking for a textbook... Which is more on "programing," than ""computer science," per se. A book which is object-oriented. It would be preferable that code samples not be written in C or any ...
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Is it typical to not list class instructors during undergraduate enrollment?

Enrollment for undergraduate students has just started at my university. Perusing the classes for my department though, only a couple of the dozens of classes being offered have an instructor ...
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discussion of a concept from paper https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2015.12.043 [closed]

I am reading a paper dynamic evaluation of ontologies from here 1) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050915035048 in this paper on page 20 a concept has been they have discussed ...
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Is it better to list a non academic reference that knows me really well, or an academic reference that is less familiar with my work?

During university I had 3 professors I did close work with and that were really familiar with my work. Unfortunately one of them retired and as such is no longer willing to give me a reference letter. ...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Citation of different types of sources

In my small research paper (Bachelor level, university of applied sciences) that I'm writing for my internship, I want to make use of certain frames from videos that have been published by the company ...
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How would a W on a transcript for a practicum course affect grad school applications? [on hold]

I'm a student teacher. I am currently going through a process that may result in a program initiated withdrawal. I realize that my current health condition is not allowing me to be participating in ...
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Is it normal to feel a bit unmotivated at the start of PhD programme for not getting the exact topic of interest for my PhD?

I am a second year PhD student in Canada. My first year was spent pursuing courses and getting a hang on the PhD topic that I am supposed to work for the next 4-5 years. I always wanted to work in ...
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Will my maths grades matter when applying for a PhD in Physics? [closed]

I am student studying masters(Physics) currently and I have great grades here. But I failed math courses and physics courses in my freshman year due to depression. I retook the physics and math ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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Should I always expect to receive proceedings at conferences?

I attended a conference in computer science recently, where we were not given any proceedings at the registration desk. They said the papers are available online on the website of the conference ...
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Why do some papers have 10-20 co-authors? [duplicate]

I am new to the field of academia, and when performing a literature review for really any topic, I am puzzled as to why some papers have so many co-authors. Most papers have only about 1-5 authors ...
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Downloading abstracts using Mendeley

I am using Mendeley for my reference management. As I am doing a Systematic Literature review, I have to filter out my search result entries based on inclusion and exclusion criteria after reading the ...
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Where to draw the line between preprint and author-submitted paper?

I read on https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/ (mirror): Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another ...
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Are there any fields that merges health and space science?

Currently, I am an undergraduate majoring in biophysics and minoring in astrophysics. I've always had a deep passion for learning about the universe (especially the field of astrobiology) and I also ...
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I have stack-exchanged through my undergrad math program. Am I likely to succeed in mathematics PhD programs?

I'm currently a third-year mathematics student at a top-20 private research university in the US (though mostly known for the humanities). We have a small undergraduate mathematics department, but we ...
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Is it acceptable to contact people from an old postdoc interview and ask if a job is still available?

Is it normal to contact people from an old postdoc position interview and ask if a job is still available? Last time I withdrew my application before results were announced. I was from a different ...
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Super, not stellar, Computer Science PhD programs [closed]

So it's not hard to find a list of the top-rated PhD programs in CS. What I'd like to hear about are the departments that may be lesser-known, but still offer great grad experiences. I'm primarily ...
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“Theories”/“frameworks” for how multiparadigmatic research should work (in the context of interdisciplinary research)?

Interdisciplinary research is research generated from collaboration between people from different disciplines (or one person steeped in different disciplines). This can mean simply that the multiple ...
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Introductory books in the public domain

I came across several collections that are of great interest to me: they are books that summarize the knowledge of a specific field in about a hundred pages. There is, for example, the "Que sais-je?" ...
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What to do when a collaborator tells you that you need to change your thesis? [on hold]

Thanks for reading my issue here, I appreciate your time. I'm in the second year of my PhD. When I joined the lab, my supervisor asked me to work on a huge project which is well-funded and ...
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New overlapping courses [closed]

As departments grow, they tend to hire people in the same area of research. And different people from different communities call things differently. For example, people in Statistics may call it "...
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What should I tell schools when my supervisor sent me a recommendation letter and said she has no time to upload it?

I'm applying for Ph.D. programs so I requested a recommendation letter from one of my supervisors in my master's program. She directly sent me a strong recommendation letter in the email but said she ...
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Giving a talk on a different topic than what we discussed

I'm a postdoc in mathematics. I had a conversation with a professor after he gave a talk at my university, and he seemed interested in my ideas. I sent him an email the next day to elaborate on our ...
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to politely ask if someone is interested in a subject generally and s/he would like to get more details?

I'm contacting a professor for getting possibly a research fund or to start a collaboration. Before sending the whole application and the proposal (which is a long document), I would like to send an ...
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Is writing recommendation letter job for a faculty required?

Do professors who are in a position to write a recommendation letter for me "have to" write a recommendation letter? For example, my PhD advisor, can he suddenly (without any reason) say that he won't ...
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“Quick Papers” - illusion or reality [closed]

Are there actually "quick papers" out there? It took me time to realize that whoever says one should invest time in a project which probably leads to a quick paper is either dishonest or ignorant. I ...
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How to find all articles in Arxiv subcategory (e.g. cs.AI) by the date range? [closed]

I remember that I have read great article about artificial intelligence without reinforcement learning (about alternative to reinforcement learning) during 01.05.2019-25.09.2019 in the cs.AI (Computer ...
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Should I include reference section on a conference poster? [duplicate]

I believe that including references is important, especially for a chemistry conference poster. However, I have more than two dozens of citations so it is way too lengthy. Should I still include the ...
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PhD program turned into Bait-and-switch

I accepted a PhD offer from a major public research university in the US this year. However, turns out that the university makes students compete for funding and try to join a group in the first month ...
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How many courses should I discuss in an academic video interview?

One of the questions some academic hiring committees sometimes ask job candidates during the interview process is, "What courses would you like to develop and teach?" How should a candidate respond ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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Wrong email id on letter of recommendation

My professor has entered the wrong email id into my letter of recommendation, gmail.com rather than yahoo.com and signed it. Can it be corrected using white ink? My college is very far away from my ...
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Possibility of getting a Computer Science / AI PhD in 2 years or less in the US?

I've heard a lot of horror stories about PhD programs taking several years, and that US universities typically force you to go through many steps before you're able to be considered for graduation. I'...
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How to proceed when a professor is not answering emails requesting for a grade? and not awarding bonus points as he said? [closed]

Some key facts: I am a master's student. The professor in question is also our director of studies and teaches 3 mandatory classes in our program. Several students have sent emails that never ...
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Poor grades in courses related to my PhD thesis. Is that an indication to my research and future academic career potential?

My PhD research will be in numerical modeling of Selective laser melting (SLM) process. I will be using finite element method, Fortran and python programming and a bit of machine learning in my ...
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Basic paper outside area of expertise: reject or decline?

It sometimes happens that I receive referee requests for theoretical papers which deals with the same phenomena I do in my research, but from a totally different specific theoretical starting point. I ...
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Calculation of molar mass ratio between two gasses of different masses under same pressure vessel [closed]

When 2 grams of gas A is introduced in an initial vacated flask kept at 92k,the pressure is 1 atmosphere.3grams of substance B is introduced the 2grams of A.The pressure is 1 atmosphere.Find the ratio ...
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What percentage of UK academic faculty are in UCU?

Just wondering what the rough % of academic faculty (e.g. full time and part time teaching fellow/associates, lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, and professors) are in UCU? I've been invited to ...
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Data Triangulation in Media-Science (Magazines) [closed]

I write here for the first time and english isnt my native language. I am sorry for mistakes. At the moment I am writting my Master Thesis in Media-Science/Communication-Science. I come from another ...
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Lots of issues with my PhD research. I am lost about the direction to take in the future [closed]

My materials science PhD in a US university was an independent work. My advisor was there to just serve as a bouncing board and provide funding. Initially, I worked on many topics but started ...
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Choosing between two post-docs where one is with my PhD advisor

I am currently a post-doc researcher for two-months at a department (say A). I also graduated with my PhD from the same dept. The post-doc is not funded with any project but with department money and ...
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What is an academic profile?

I am filling out an application & research profile form for a Masters program. The form consists of four open-ended questions, with plenty of space to fill out information for each. One question ...
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How to cite a method that I describe in my paper since it is not standard in my field

In one of my PhD papers I am using a statistical model that is not known in my field, and many readers (including my PhD supervisors) will not be familiar with it. I therefore dedicate a subsubsection ...
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My research was plagiarised and won best paper of a conference. How to proceed?

I am a PhD student in electrical engineering, and I recently found out a published paper from another research group which I am collaborating through a joint project using exactly my idea and the data ...
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Should I stay in the Honors College at my University [closed]

So I am in the honors college in my university and one of their requirements is that i complete a year long seminar. That is, two classes of 3 credits each, each semester (fall and spring). there are ...

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