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Paraphrasing common knowledge/phrases

First example: "Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois." (found in multiple sources) Does this mean that I can never use this exact phrase, since it's in multiple sources? Naturally, I wouldn't cite this ...
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General Advice on choosing Mathematics as career path [duplicate]

My Background : I am Bachelors of Arts graduate, 27, I work as a Clerk currently. I have interest in Mathematics so I started studying it. I have studied "How to Prove It ". After getting basics I ...
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Is there any relation between them like ESCI is less than SCIE and SCIE is less than SCI?

I am having a hard time figuring out the difference between excellent,good,average and bad journals. I checked this link http://mjl.clarivate.com/ from where I figured out about ESCI,SCI,SCIE ...
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Changing the Reference but keep the paragraph as is

I am doing research for PhD in Artificial Intelligence. When I started my first writing I used to look for any article in the web. There are many articles in good websites that are specialized in AI ...
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Student found guilty of plagiarism is also academic at other university

I am an administrator of a university in U.K. A student has been found guilty of plagiarism and is facing the harshest punishment – 0 in the course and no opportunity to retake which will get him ...
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How to encourage students to answer their peers' questions

We have a forum in which students can ask questions about the course material, homework exercises, etc. Usually I answer all the questions. I want to encourage students to answer some questions too. ...
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Didn't Pass Final Course for Undergraduate Degree - Already Have Full Time Job [closed]

Unfortunately I failed the last class I needed to get my undergraduate degree- even after walking on stage in front of my whole family. I emailed the professor back and forth to no avail and even ...
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Am I required to return sabbatical payment if I do not return afterward? [closed]

I am about to go on sabbatical. I do not know if I want to return to the institution afterward. Our faculty handbook says that sabbaticals are granted with the expectation that faculty return for at ...
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Manuscript status changed immediately from “With the Editor” to “Decision in Process”

I submitted a manuscript in a journal (Springer) and after 3 days the status of my MS changed to "With the Editor" followed by "Decision in Process" after 5 days. My MS apparently did not undergo peer-...
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Accepting a scholarship for masters just to get the money and fund a future masters

I have been offered a scholarship for a masters in theoretical physics at my home university, the scholarship covers the fees along with a decent stipend but I would rather pursue a masters in maths ...
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Is it okay to ask prospective supervisor to recommend some article to read before joining his group for PhD?

A few days ago, I received my offer letter to join the Ph.D. program. I was about to inform my prospective supervisor (via e-mail) that I have received this letter from the graduate office. I will be ...
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In a 5 years PhD, is it possible to get a postdoc position with one publication? I can really use some advice

I am a 5th year Mechanical engineering PhD. I just have 1 published paper and 3 others are pending with my advisor I was wondering if I can get some advice on what should my approach towards ...
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Is it polite to ask for your potential supervisors to help get the scholarship?

I am applying for a PhD at a new university. But my grade is a little off to the scholarship line. The student service told me that I may get a scholarship, but not for sure. Now I have found two ...
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Is a conference paper whose proceedings will be published in IEEE Xplore counted as a publication?

I presented a paper at a conference last week. The organizer website has mentioned that selected papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Following my initial paper submission, there was a selection ...
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If I had an average Bachelor degree and a year of working experience can I apply for a Master's Program? [closed]

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and my GPA is 2.6/4 (German scale, so it was like 2.9/4 in American GPA), mainly due to years of depressions and a bad break up. If I picked up ...
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Online research projects [closed]

Are there any research projects in mathematics,data science etc undergraduate students can participate online? Have seen something like that? Well, I googled it and found something,but I need more ...
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Is there any anonymous website that authors can rate journal submission experience?

Yet again one of my papers is just stuck in limbo at a journal for over 6 months now. One referee has seemingly returned his review and the second referee is playing truant. I knew this after a ...
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Difference between campus police and campus / public safety

Why do some American universities have actual campus police, with guns, while other American universities have "public safety" officers who don't have guns? For instance, Georgia Tech and the ...
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Who Decides the Value and the Credibility of Research Work [closed]

I am astonished by the flood of fantasy paper in my field at least and see it day after day get recognition although it has no real application and some researchers play around the data. What freaks ...
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Manuscript was accepted for publication but recommended with “Major revision”

Recently my invited manuscript submission was finally recommended by the Editors and reviewers for publication after one round of revision and changing the manuscript type. However, I am both ...
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Accidentally leaked the solution to an assignment, what to do now? (I'm the prof)

TL;DR; I accidentally made the solution of an assignment visible to some of my students. How can I now fairly address that problem? A few weeks ago I set a programming assignment to be done using ...
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Are the number of citations and number of published articles the most important criteria for a tenure promotion?

Recently I had a conversation with a very well known scientist in my working field about the most important indicators to get a tenured academic position. This person is 80 years old and has been a ...
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Australia: Research and Abysmal Grades

I recently completed a 3 year bachelor degree in Computer Science at an Australian university. I graduated with a GPA which is roughly the equivalent of a “C” in the US. I only blame the grades on my ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...
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Should one stick to their expertise/experience area post PhD?

I am currently writing my Mechanical engineering PhD thesis. My research was based on modeling a 3D printing process. The work was interesting but I feel that there's not much rigoresness in the ...
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Disappointed with my own level of performance in group projects and activities

I'm attending a CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) course and am very nearly finished with the first year of my DPhil programme. Part of this has involved doing scientific group projects with other ...
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What typically incentivizes a professor to change jobs to a lower ranking university?

In my field of computer science it is not uncommon to see professors who, after many years at a highly ranked university, choose to take on a position at a lower ranked (though generally still good) ...
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What questions do prospective advisors ask during first meeting?

I'm in a PhD program and I'm preparing myself to meet a prospective advisor for the first time. I want to know what questions do they usually ask students in their first meeting? What do they expect? ...
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How can lab equipment be transfered when the PI changes universities? [duplicate]

I've seen these answers: Does equipment purchased with grants stay with the PI? What happens to equipment purchased using a startup package after an academic leaves the university? However, I want a ...
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Structure of book chapters

A few days ago I was approached to write a 10-20 page long chapter in a book in field of mathematics. I did a little research. Authors are well known and no scam there. The issue is that this is my ...
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Do I need to cite a chemical formula?

I want to include the chemical change that occurs when calcium carbonate is heated within the background section of the thesis I'm writing. I've seen it included in other's work on the topic, but I ...
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How do I approach a professor for research

I'm in a PhD program and want to approach a professor that I'm interested in working with. I've already sent him a couple of emails describing my background and asking for a meeting but he hasn't ...
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Asking for advice: Leaving Academia after finishing Physics PhD - Hoping to start a career in Data Science right after

I will finish my PhD in Applied Physics (simulations of quantum transport and light scattering in nanowires) in around 6-8 months and I have already made the decision of leaving Academia as soon as I ...
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Are good writers are good theoreticans? [closed]

I am Ph.D student works in theoretical computer science (algebra). I will be graduating next year. I have been able to publish 2 paper currently writing a paper. Idea's are comming into my mind these ...
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How to get back to STEM phD thesis after a long break?

If one had to interrupt writing the phD-thesis (for various reasons, that don't belong here): What is a good strategy to get back and finish the thesis? The writing would take place while working on ...
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SoP for applying CS PhD program with research experience that is not my interest

I am applying for a CS PhD program in the US, next year, as an international student. I will complete my CS undergrad in a few months. I already have research experience with my project advisor. Also,...
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Publishing phd work after joining another institute for job

I recently submitted my phd thesis and immediately joined as a faculty member in another institute. My final phd viva will be in around 3 months time. Now, I need to publish some of my thesis work ...
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Emailing HOD to enhance faculty application

I am a postdoc in the process of applying for faculty position in universities. Most applications require you to apply all the materials on an online portal or careers page, which I do. Now there ...
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Could the conference presentation be a part of my abstract? [closed]

I wrote the abstract according to my thesis but realized that it's too much for a conference presentation. Could I use a part of the abstract to present?
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Did BSc, doing MSc, applying for PhD. Is it frowned upon to not have a letter from my BSc advisor?

I am currently pursuing an MSc and am preparing my PhD application. For this reason, I reach out to professors I know well in order to ask them whether they would be willing to write recommendation ...
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International Student applying for a PhD in a university in Taiwan

I am a student doing my Masters in India, and was considering doing a PhD (in computer science, specifically ML) in a university in Taipei, Taiwan. I went to their website, but couldn't find some of ...
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Can I cite almost total literature survey from a textbook unit?

Suppose I'm writing a research paper on topic T. Additionally, suppose there is a textbook or research paper on topic T that covers all the progress of the topic from its initial time to 2018 ...
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All of the offered sections of a course I have to take next semester were full by the time I registered? [closed]

I absolutely have to take General Chemistry next semester for my major, as it's a prerequisite for nearly all of the other classes. However, all the sections are full. Only two of the sections would ...
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Is it okay to break a contract for a teaching position to get a job outside of academia?

I have another year in my contract as a visiting assistant professor. However, it is possible that I might be recruited for a non-academic position before the end of the next academic year. Would it ...
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Can I develop software that solves a problem as a Master's thesis?

I have designed and developed software that solves a problem (In healthcare if it matters) for my master's degree, and I'm having some doubts about whether it could be considered an actual research to ...
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What are the things you feel that you should have known before your first postdoc position? [closed]

I will be graduating by this year end and subsequently I will be doing a one year postdoc with my PhD advisor. This will be both a transition phase and also will allow me to learn a new modeling ...
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Do scientists using user facilities (such as Advanced Light Sources) have to travel frequently?

I recently met an experimental physicist who does his measurements using the X-ray beam-line at a national lab. Since the university he works at is not too close to the facility, I wonder how much ...
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Is it wise to target three different proposals for three different fellowships with three different supervisors/hosts?

I have options to apply for three different fellowships. I want to go for three different proposals with three different hosts. Is it wise and ethical to do so?
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Will it be too late to start looking for postdoc positions once I am about to submit my thesis for review?

I am going to submit my Mechanical engineering PhD thesis in July, with defense probably scheduled in September or October this year. I am about to submit few papers and I was thinking of applying for ...
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What are some steps an undergrad can take to get on a Ph.D. track?

I hope this question isn't too broad. I'm graduating next semester and I have been accepted into grad school, but I'm having difficulty finding a full map of what one should do to successfully go ...

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