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Becoming department chair while being good friends with some but not all members

I am considering becoming department chair of a small department (10 people, not including adjuncts), and not because I really want to, but because no one else wants to and I like to be a good member ...
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Do physics graduate programs recalculate undergraduate GPA's for admissions?

Do physics graduate programs recalculate undergraduate GPA's for admissions? This is quite common among medical schools but I would like to know if this is a common practice by natural science ...
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Terrible GPA - What are my options for a graduate study? [duplicate]

I completed a Computer Science degree at a decent Australian university in 2016. My GPA was terrible (3.75/7), partly due to my immaturity and partly due to working full time during my time at ...
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What should we do to our system it doesn't show the windows form [on hold]

Our system runs but it doesn't show the form when running. We use C# language for our system.
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Classification framework for a systematic review [on hold]

I am conducting a literature review, and I am struggling with how to group/classify a large number of articles into different categories. Can you give me some practical advice? Are there, for example, ...
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What a demonstration proposal is?

I was looking at a conference's deadlines and one of them refers to the "Submission of demonstration proposals". I couldn't figure out what a demonstration proposal actually is.
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Applying for postdocs / lectureships - sorting bad advice from good (UK, mathematics)

Long story short: I got my PhD a few years ago, and am currently in a temporary job. Anticipating future job applications, I found myself an experienced, senior local mentor. My time in this job is ...
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How formal should a recommendation be in the US?

I am a lecturer in a European university. A student from my department asked me to write a recommendation for a program somewhere in the US that he wants to attend. I have read the horror stories ...
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Funding for last year of the PhD in France or Europe

I am wondering if anybody knows any foundation or organization that provides funding for the last year of the PhD program for PhD students in France? Because the normal funding here is 3 years and I ...
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What should i do with my masters? [on hold]

Well i don't know where to start, i finished my undergrad in Eng Lit in 2016 and then i had a two year gap because i didn't know exactly what to do next. I decided to do an MSc in Marketing here in ...
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How to pronounce SCImago?

My mother language is not English and I am not sure how I should pronounce in fron of my students the word "SCImago" for journal & country rank by Scopus at https://www.scimagojr.com.
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Bachelor Thesis as topic Literature comparison of algorithms

I recently had a conversation with my professor by suggesting a topic that I would like to edit in my bachelor thesis (Various Search Algorithms). My professor thought that the topics I suggested were ...
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Including proofs of known theorems in master's thesis

I am currently writing my master's thesis in computer science. In my topic, I had a lot of papers to read and my main result relies also heavily on some theorems from especially one paper. In the ...
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International student - CED Berkeley - Foundation course requirement [on hold]

So I'm applying for CED architecture at Berkeley. Here is the admissions page : https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/architecture/programs/master-of-architecture/admissions/ In the admissions page, it ...
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Do I need to report that the professor I have been assigned to TA hasn't assigned any work for me to do?

The professor I have been assigned to TA hasn't assigned any work and has stonewalled me. I have sent three emails to check in and he hasn't responded. How should I respond? Should I bother reporting ...
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How can I validate a citation that is genuine in google scholar but as a *?

Google Scholar may mark citation counts with an asterisk (*), meaning: This "Cited by" count includes citations to the following articles in Scholar. The ones marked * may be different from the ...
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Withdraw my published paper from open access journal [on hold]

Because the journal is not recognized by UGC. Kindly please suggest how to withdraw my paper in an open access journal.
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Notes taking and notes management

Problem 1 I have been struggling coming out an efficient way to take notes while reading papers, one commonly-used way is annotate the paper while reading, but some issues include These notes are ...
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PhD in Statistics working in Physics

I will be applying to PhD statistics programs this upcoming fall and really enjoy statistics. But, I also love physics (started as a physics major) and am wondering if there is opportunity post-PhD to ...
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What are acceptable citations within a research paper for a peer-review journal?

For a bit of background, I'm a non-academic, so I'm not familiar with the process of submitting a paper for peer-review or anything technical (I have learned that non-academics can submit papers but ...
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Properly citing an image from a website

I'm using an image from https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/eteu/agn/ on the Unified Model of AGNs, and I've captioned it The AGN unified model, showing the BLR and NLR, as well as different types ...
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Student asking too many questions without trying themself

I work at a bootcamp where I teach programming. I have a student in my class who would ask 1 question every minute. This student would ask about every single thing like where to add this code and how ...
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Do German universities internally track the scientific output of single work groups/professors and with which internal/external goals?

We are asked in our group to send new publications for journals and conferences to our secretary, who told me she has to input this information also into a database of the university. Over the years ...
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Are there apart from single, double-blind… review other common categories focusing choice/number of reviewers

A current question here reminded me on the Sokal affair/hoax initiated by physicist Alan Sokal in 1996 by publishing a nonsense article in an social journal. I am wondering whether this triggered any ...
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Average time required for the first comment for the manuscript [duplicate]

Is there any information or service available to realize Average time required for a journal to express their initial comment on the submitted manuscript?
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How to track the papers that cited one specific paper

Problem In order to understand a paper better, someone suggested reading the commentary of a paper X first before actually reading the original paper. However, this seems to be a nontrivial task ...
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Academics with ADHD or autism: What workplace accommodations have helped you?

Folks, I have ADHD, and I'm considering a career in academia after I get my PhD. I am about to defend my dissertation proposal, and I expect to defend by May 2020. Part of the standard package of ...
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What is good choice BSc + MSc or MMath for student hoping to do PhD in Applied Mathematics? [on hold]

I am hoping to do undergrad in mathematics, my hope is to do PhD in applied mathematics afterwards. As I read in PhD programs requirements, prior research experience considered as an advantage. So in ...
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Experience transfer and promotion [on hold]

If a non tenure assistant professor moves to a different University inside the United States, would his two years of experience count or would it be as if he just started in terms of promotion to ...
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Waiting time/silence after a postdoc interview

I had an informal interview for a postdoc position that was followed by a formal one. Both went really well (at least in my opinion) and the formal interview exceeded its specified time because of the ...
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The variance of peer-review types across research disciplines

While I clearly encounter the fact that the preferred type/types of peer-review varies/vary across research disciplines, like pointed out in this question, I wonder which disciplines prefer which type/...
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Why does the status “under peer review” change to “Awaiting Reviewer selection” after 2 months? [duplicate]

I submitted my manuscript 3 months back. After a few days, the status changed to "under peer review". It was so for two months. Now the status is changed to "awaiting reviewer selection". It is ...
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Is it legal to discuss exercise problems and solutions for a textbook?

Is it legal for a website to create an entry for a particular book, and add all the exercise problems (not the question completely but just the question number) and create a reddit kind of discussion ...
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Have chosen a field without thinking much

I am pursuing Masters of Human Resource Management and will complete it within a few months. But it always bugs me that I have not chosen the right field. I went with what everyone was doing. I also ...
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References must be cited vs. need not be cited

In reviewing publishing guidelines prior to submission to a journal, it is listed that "References need not be cited in text." This is also listed in the style guide for the associated professional ...
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Awaiting AE Recommendation to Awaiting AE Assignment

Paper just went to this after review. Any idea what this means in terms of the paper's status at this point?
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Why is the math in compsci and econ different? [on hold]

From my (short) experience in grad level econ, it seems the grad-level theories are obsessed with expressing theories in a compact manner, which seems to be related to real analysis and the like. ...
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Are most real-world (engineering) problems about scale? [on hold]

As an engineering post-graduate student a few years back, and now an engineer working in industry, I have often had this realization very strongly - that most problems we "adults" work on are about "...
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What are some concerns professors at a research institutions might have when graduate students begin to form a union?

I'm curious to ways professors might support or resist efforts by gradate students to unionize. The only reason I can think of, is the concern that grant money could hire less students if they were ...
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Student accused of Plagarism

A former student of mine asked for advise. This student has been accused of cheating on an assignment. By their account, approximately 8% of their project is nearly identical to a partial solution ...
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How to interpret the french terms cahier and tome in citation

I want to reference a 19th century french journal paper, which appears in vingt-quatrieme cahier, tome XV, of the Journal de l’École polytechnique. The journal front page lists them in that order: ...
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Asking for more time to respond to admission offer

I have an admission offer from a European Ph.D. program, and they have given me just 1 week to respond. Considering it is really early to hear anything back from the US universities (and I am keen to ...
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Should I expect to be paid for post-graduation research?

I graduated with my Master's degree in Computer Science a couple of years ago. For a graduate requirement, I had to take on a project of significant scope and write a paper about the project. I had ...
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How should multiple anticipated degrees be listed on the CV?

I'm in the process of completing a PhD and will be concurrently awarded an MS in a different field when I graduate (i.e., PhD in A, MS in B). While there is a fairly fixed format for the PhD listing (...
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Most efficient way of developing a comprehensive understanding of a field

Are handbooks on a particular field you are interested in, the fastest and most comprehensive way of learning about that field. For instance, if I were interested in cognitive science would a book ...
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Is it common to refer to someone as “Prof. Dr. [LastName]”?

I have generally only heard people refer to professors as either "Dr. Smith" or "Prof. Smith". However, I received an email that referred to the keynote speakers at a conference as "Prof. Dr. Smith". ...
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What to do when advisor does not want to work together?

I have been a PhD student for 2 years (Australia), and recently there has been severe trouble with the relationship with my primary advisor. I had been struggling on a problem, for quite some time, ...
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Should I leave my “first” job for a PhD student position? [on hold]

I graduated from a masters degree half a year ago and I am been working at a private research institute. Today I received an email from a professor who is asking me to join him in August this year for ...
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Regular issues per volume means? [on hold]

Can you please give some reference where I can find more information about the frequency of issues to be maintained to get indexing for a journal. Though indexing databases have criteria to have ...
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Rejection of papers after a long time [on hold]

I have already submitted a manuscript to an outstanding math journal. It is under review for about 9 months. I would like to know about the probability of rejection of a paper after 9 months?

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