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Can people refer to me as an MD in my recommendation letter if I have already passed my professional exam but my degree is still in process?

This year I am applying to an big university's summer camp this year, and I am not really aware of how US Universities handle this situation. I am a Mexican "medical intern", I call myself like that ...
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PhD Rejections - What to do?

I was rejected from all of my top choice schools and am still waiting to hear back from my other schools. The top two being Southern Methodist University and Baylor University. Honestly, I feel horrid ...
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Should I expect to be invited to visit the grad schools I was admitted to?

I applied to grad schools this year. I haven’t heard from some of them but the one I was admitted to I was invited to come and visit. My understanding is that this is relatively common, but I would ...
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How bad are typos in PhD interview emails? [closed]

The typo I'm talking about is literally one wrong letter.
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PhD offer dilemma [closed]

I have a big dilemma in selecting a PhD offer from two research institutes in Germany. I had an interview in Research Institute A and since I had no other option at that time, I accepted their offer. ...
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Issue with IEEE explore: accepted with caution

I am currently submitting an already accepted paper to an IEEE conference. I validated the paper with the IEEE eXplore tool. However, my paper is accepted with caution. The warning message received ...
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Awards that are open all-year-round (no deadline for call)

I am considering applying for a research prize that is apparently given out as one award per year, up to a certain amount of money. Applications are accepted all-year-round (there is no deadline). I ...
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Group Project Dynamics— how to present advanced ideas without offending others?

For my research masters, one graded activity is to undertake a piece of research and present findings. We collected data and the analysis part was self-assigned to one member and myself. The analysis ...
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How do I know that journal is good apart from the impact factor? [duplicate]

My boss asked me to submit my research to a journal I've never heard of. How do I know that journal is good for my career apart from the impact factor? I would like to have my own criteria without ...
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PhD in autonomous underwater robots [closed]

I have finally found my true calling. I want to work on autonomous underwater vehicles trying to solve different problems from research to oil and gas industry. The problem is that I am having ...
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How to indicate obscurity in a translated quotation?

I'm writing a historical work about a German philosopher, in which I use some of his unpublished notes. One quotation contains an almost untranslatable, hardly intelligible expression - it's not ...
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M.Sc. in Physics with M.Eng. in Physical Engineering [closed]

Can M.Eng. in physical engineering be equivalent to B.Sc. in physics in graduated programs?
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Philosophy of physics/mathematics PhD with math/physics undergrad (no philosophy undergrad) [closed]

To start out I posted this same quick question here: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/60281/philosophy-of-physics-mathematics-phd-with-mathematics-physics-undergrad-no-phi?noredirect=1#...
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NSF Guidelines on Postdoc Salary for Grants Hosted by an Institution/PI

I'm looking for guidelines the NSF may have on minimum salary paid to a postdoc under grants to an institution/PI. These are grants that, for example, I would write which then get awarded to me/my ...
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The name of academic journals that ask for money to review or publish papers?

In academic life you need to publish papers. Some journals publish papers merely based on peer review; they don't ask for money. For some other journals, you have to pay certain amount of money for ...
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If I define acronyms in the abstract, should I define them again in the rest of the paper?

I've noticed in some papers (CS) that even if the authors define acronyms in the abstract, they restate them once again in the rest of the paper. It is like "what happens in the abstract stays in the ...
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How do I ask a professor to contact another professor he knows to accept me as a Masters student *via email*?

I did research with a professor during my senior year (2017/2018) and we published a paper together. He wrote me a letter of reference for my grad school applications. One of the professors I'm ...
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How to quickly assess the legitimacy of a conference?

Academics commonly get invitations to conferences. Some of these are legitimate, but many are simply scams or bogus. How can you tell at a glance which is which?
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How can I force a journal to withdraw a paper?

I submitted a research paper to a reputed journal (open access). Later, after getting the first reviews, most of the authors are refusing to pay the publication fees even though we all previously ...
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Should I reply to Editor of a journal after acceptance?

One of my papers got accepted yesterday. We had received conflicting opinions from the reviewers even after three rounds of revisions. We also had written a rebuttal directly to the Editor in response ...
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Is it acceptable to include a paper in the reference list but not cite it in text?

A paper (quite) related to some work my coauthors and I have recently appeared as a preprint. This paper cites ours; however, it does not do so in the body of the paper (intro, proofs, etc.), but only ...
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Understanding UK PhD requirements [duplicate]

I'm looking at a few "fully" funded PhD's in the UK. Now I understand it is a terrible timing with the whole Brexit travesty. But disregarding that, I'm failing to understand a few things and I hope ...
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Sexually harassed by postdoc supervisor and forced to quit [closed]

I was forced to resign from a postdoctoral position in a major research institute in the US because of sexual harassment. It's been 4 months since I resigned, but I'm still struggling to move on from ...
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contact of the editor

I sent an article it's been almost 4 months, but still my article is in the same status "submissions being processed", that I have to do is what I contact the editor or I wait for their response, ...
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Would a journal paying money for reviews, with open access and ad-based revenue, work?

I am considering developing a new journal, with an innovative publishing method, and would love to hear some insights. The main concept is to change the review process. I would like to have a extra ...
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How can I overcome academic “researcher's block”?

I work as a senior academic in an important university in Europe. My name is in several publications in top journals in my field. I have always published papers together with brilliant collaborators ...
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Should proceedings titles and conference names be capitalized in APA?

Recently, a publisher sent back a paper because of capitalization issues in my references. Now I am trying to following APA closely and fixing everything. I just now found out that only journal titles ...
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Chicago Citation - Notes between Sources in Footnotes

Would this be the correct usage in Chicago note style? [1] Smith, My New Book, chap. 2, especially pages 32–36, 41; Rogers, Really Important Text, 117. The reason I ask is the usage of 'pages' in ...
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Undergraduate changing research field with a deadline

I have a friend who is working in the wrong field of physics at the moment (not enjoying it.) They are still undergraduate however and have time to change this. They are currently working on a ...
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Role of a Senior Editor

I have submitted a paper to one of the IEEE journals. I had to choose a Senior Editor. What is the exact role of the Senior Editor? As far as I know, the Editor-in-Chief assigns an Associate Editor ...
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Can/should one put a copyright notice on one's CV or resume? Why/why not? [closed]

I have not yet seen anyone in academia put a copyright notice on their CV or resume. Why is this? One might expect that even if the content is implicitly copyrighted, the layout/format/style of the ...
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“Last updated…” on a CV?

Should one include a "Last updated on [DATE]" footer at the end of an academic CV? Why or why not? (I would imagine that context matters. For example, perhaps it wouldn't be advised for a CV that I ...
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Has a journal ever switched between being a predatory journal and a reputable one?

There are a lot of questions here on what predatory journals are, and how to tell if a journal is one or not. Are there known cases where a journal has "switched" camps, or where substantial evidence ...
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Etiquette question: is there such a thing as accepting an offer 'too early'?

TLDR: Got a PhD offer at top choice, all details checked out, and I want to accept now (much earlier than the April 15th deadline). A colleague (at the professor level) I mentioned this to said I ...
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Is it possible to know about the research quality of a professor from the number of citations of his/her papers in Google Scholar?

I am in the process of advisor searching for a PhD in mathematics. I came across this site called Google Scholar which lists nearly all the publications of a professor. I found that many professors ...
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Should a senior Program Committee attend the conference?

I would like to know whether a senior Program Committee should attend the conference or not. I mean that physically being there. Thanks in advance.
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Do professors tailor recommendations to universities? [duplicate]

Preferably from a professor's candid viewpoint. When writing graduate recommendations for an undergraduate, do professors write general recommendations describing why #insert name# is a great fit for ...
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How to ask student for more information in order to grant makeup final

A student of mine has asked to take his final early because he is "going out of town." He has only just mentioned this to me and we are already halfway through the quarter. I have spoken with some ...
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How to add self-study workload in the ECTS credits?

I'm applying to a Master's program in "Mechatronics", in Germany. One of the program requirements is a ECTS credits form for some specific fields. According to the university I'm applying (Tuhh) the ...
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Resubmitting a Paper to a Mathematics Journal After Questionable Rejection

Summary I have recently submitted a paper to a fairly prestigious journal in my subfield of mathematics, along with a co-author. I am a junior author, but my co-author is well-established. It's not ...
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Limitations of method and evaluation

A (master) thesis about the development and assessment of an algorithm has some limitations. The method chapter is organized as follows: Algorithm Description Simulated Scenarios Evaluation method ...
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How does academia handle bookbinding in the US?

To explain further, I have loved books for a very long time. I've always been interested in how they're made, and the possible "illnesses" that can befall books and how one goes about to "cure" them. ...
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Graduate course taken during undergrad: counting them for the course load in Phd [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student in Turkey, and am planning to do my Phd in US/Canada/Europe. I've taken various graduate courses from my departments - Physics and Mathematics - in following status: I ...
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How do I prepare for a postdoc position with requirements in working with the theoretical basis of the software, which I have never worked with?

I am 5th year PhD, about to submit my thesis in few months and defend in around September this year. My computational materials science PhD thesis involved using a commercial software (ABAQUS) to ...
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Should I invest more time on old problems or new problems? [closed]

I am PhD works in theory of computational maths. I am currently after my mid stage. I have written and submitted two papers ( one paper per year) and currently working on one and these days I am full ...
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ABD information and assistance with statistical information [closed]

I am presently in a PhD program and was an ABD student. I am curious as to the following information, which will also assist me in formulating my dissertation topic: 1. How many students are ABD on ...
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I want to pursue studying in Social Science. What to do in summers? [closed]

I am currently a second-year computer-science student. However, I am interested in pursuing social science after I am done with my bachelor's degree. To be more specific, I am interested in the fields ...
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Waitlisted - Got Paper Accepted - Email Committee?

I have been waitlisted to a top program in CS. During the time I applied to the program and now, I received the rebuttal results of a paper I had submitted and worked on over the last year. I got two ...
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An undergraduate said they may hire a freelancer to do their work for them. What should I do?

I, a graduate student, have started tutoring undergraduates in computer science at my university to help make ends meet. One student who inquired about my services turned me down upon hearing my rates ...

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