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Experiences with air travel CO2 emissions offsetting funding rules?

The human-induced climate crisis happening right now is no longer news. While many people urge their governments to change policies to reduce our carbon footprints more easily, there is also the ...
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What is the Latin term “pace” used for when referencing other scholars?

I frequently come across references to other scholars like: In period P, syntactic construct C did not have function F (pace Smith 2000). I understand that pace here signals that Smith (2000) ...
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Interview for a mathematical periodical

I ("interviewer") am a mathematician and plan to publish an interview with another (very famous, much more senior) mathematician ("interviewee") in a periodical of a local mathematical organization. ...
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Etiquette for academic job interviews in Ireland

I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed ...
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Why/how APA was chosen as a standard for many fields?

My background is in mathematics where we write papers to the style guide of the particular journal, often similar to that of the largest organizations like the AMS or the MAA. I was a little ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which “warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies”?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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Arxiv substantial text overlap after breaking up paper

I recently broke up an overly long paper A into two smaller, self-contained papers B and C, which I intend to submit separately. On arxiv, B was uploaded as a revised version of A, whereas C was ...
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Is this an academic discourtesy?

I co-wrote an original short paper with a senior colleague on the history of science. It was submitted some months ago, and was reviewed and rebutted several times before it was finally accepted and ...
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Job market in academia: applied/computational math vs. pure math

Many people told me it is much more easier for an applied/computational mathematician to find a job in U.S. than a pure mathematician. I believe that it is largely due to the fact that applied/...
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Attendance to a workshop

I just finished my master's degree in a university, and I got accepted at a university for a PhD about a certain topic, starting from September (meaning I am "officially" not a student of any of the ...
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Combining two conceptually overlapping manuscripts for publication

Got a manuscript accepted and then pulled because of a similar manuscript submitted by another group to the same journal. Per the request of the editor, two groups combined the manuscripts. Now the ...
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Researcher application in Norway

I have recently obtained a PhD in engineering from a US university and am applying for a researcher position at a university in Norway. They are requesting an academic letter that includes "a ...
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Taxonomy in a review paper

I submitted a Review paper to a journal where the review committee reported Author did not make Taxonomy of the his review I do not understand their need. After searching the questions in this ...
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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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Are NSF GFRP recommenders updated on the status of the application?

I applied for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and was curious if my letter-writers will receive updates of my acceptance or refusal at the same time I do or if they hear anything at all after ...
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Does this tool exist: Literature search citation filter?

I'm wondering if a tool/website to do a specific task exists: Suppose I have a set of papers (which we'll say for simplicity are hosted on the arxiv), S. I want to keep track of all the papers that ...
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Is it usually allowed to use lie detecting technique (maybe using neural activities) during post-experimental inquiry?

When an experimenter want to find out about e.g. what is the hypothesis perceived by the subjects via post-experimental inquiry, if the subjects answered that they did not perceive any hypothesis, it ...
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Professional looking to gain research experience

I'm a public health professional working for a national agency in the UK. I'm really keen to gain some research experience, but despite my organisation encouraging staff to be 'research active' it's ...
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To what extent are reviewers influenced by other reviews?

Is there any research/study/survey/... that looked at to what extent reviewers are influenced by other reviews? For example, ICLR 2019 published reviews publicly before all reviewers had written the ...
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Invited to interview for several postdoc positions - how to proceed?

I'm currently in the process of applying for postdoc positions. So far I've applied for four, and to my surprise I've been invited to interview for three of them (1 phone, 1 Skype, 1 face to face) so ...
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How can an Error in Google Scholar be corrected?

The bibliographic data of an article of mine is confused with that of a book with the same title. Not so long ago the book was confused with another article of the same year, thereby cancelling the ...
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Asking for a letter medical school letter of recommendation from a class you failed, retook, and got an A in?

I failed one of my classes (E and M) and during the subsequent retake got an A. I was considering asking the professor for a letter of recommendation because I think the episode shows my willingness ...
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Information on Grants & Funding in mathematical research

Professors of mathematics in research universities get grants and funding from time to time. I have two questions regarding this issue: 1) There are many sources of grants and funding, are there any ...
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Google scholar: Search papers by all the authors with particular label

Is it possible to use google scholar to search all the papers by a list of authors who has a particular label. Example: all the papers by the authors with label:power_electronics
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How to explain a recent bad semester to graduate school admissions?

I am an international student with a 3.7 US equivalated GPA. I applied to a grad school program in the US fresh out of undergrad and was accepted. I was a part-time student at that grad school. ...
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Should I talk to my supervisor about including a new field in my PhD?

I am a part-time PhD student coming towards the end of my first year – I have another five years left. My PhD is in Music and I do like my topic a lot. However, in the last 18 months I have also ...
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Is there a tool to check citations over time across disciplines?

I'd like to see how a given paper has impacted its own discipline and then spilled over to others. Let's take Nash's paper on Equilibrium points in n-person games as an example. This work has ...
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How can I challenge university's policy to provide Alternative Formats for only “Core” books?

I've print disability, and my university in England sorted my requested books into 3 kinds: Core, Recommended, and Not on Reading List. Like the quote beneath, it'll furnish me Alternative Format (...
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what is the best starting point to prepare for graduate school if you are not well equipped?

I suffered seriously from both bipolar disorder and major depression during my undergraduate*. It took me 7.5 years to graduate (including 1.5 year suspended from school due to bipolar disorder), with ...
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Considering a second degree to be a patent bar eligible lawyer--masters or bachelor?

I've always had an interest in math/physics, but ended up pursuing classics instead in undegrad (not remotely related I know). After undergrad I got my J.D., and have spent the last 3 years practicing ...
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Will CS programs look favorably on an older applicant who already has a PhD?

Let's say a recent math PhD in his early 30s realizes he's unlikely to land another postdoc after his current one ends, and he decides he really liked being a grad student and he really doesn't want ...
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What is the job market like in terms of research positions in the industry for continuous optimizers?

I know that PhDs in continuous optimization do find research positions at Amazon, Facebook, and Google. But that's just a few places, and I'm hoping to get a more comprehensive view of the research ...
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Waiver for conference registration fee

Usually there are some ACM/IEEE conferences which takes registration fee around 350 to 550 US dollar. For a student, it might not be possible to deposit such amount of money. Under this circumstance,...
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Where is the best place to refer to the system of transliteration in an article?

Following APA style, "if you are citing a work written in a non-Latin script (e.g., Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Russian), the reference must be transliterated into the English alphabet." Sometimes, for ...
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How much weight do Math PhD programs place on the subject GRE?

I am a master's student in mathematics at a relatively unknown university, studying Number Theory. I have completed readings for my master's thesis and will present this in Spring, along with other ...
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Rewriting the paper text: when does it make sense?

I have been working as a postdoc on a theoretical (computational neuroscience) paper as a first author. The funding was over at some point and I have moved to a new position in a different place. By ...
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How much is the scale of startup packages in the UK universities?

I've been offered a tenure-track position (organic chemistry) in Cornell University and I was able to negotiate a startup package of close to $1 million. I've just been invited for an interview for a ...
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Where do graduates in Chemistry from small PhD programs in the U.S go?

I am gathering information about the universities I intend to apply later this year and I've noticed that even in small graduate programs, most faculty members come from top universities such as ...
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A journal appeared indexed until 2016 is now cancelled in Scimago. What does this mean?

In some online databases such as DBLP some journals or conferences appear that are canceled or not appear at all after a few years. For what I know that is because, according to DBLP, the mentioned ...
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Is it okay to charge for a software created during a uni project?

Disclaimer: I'm not entirely sure whether this is on topic for this SE site, but it seemed the most fitting. Prequisites: In our masters programme in Computer Science, doing project work is mandatory ...
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Why would a conference ask for a title page if the submitted paper has been submitted somewhere else?

I am in the process of submitting a paper to a conference. In the submission page I read: Title Page (Mandatory if multiple submissions, submitted to a pre-print archive, or substantial overlap ...
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The GRE is not held where I live. How badly does it reflect on me if I ask for it to be waived?

I am graduating with my MSc early next year and would like to pursue my PhD in a closely related field (Stats/Financial math). I am hoping to study either in Europe or HK/Singapore and most of the ...
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How to gain global trust from researchers

I am investigating properties of some material. However it seems that all of the research is inconclusive and material modified the same way but by different teams have different properties. Because ...
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Historic basis for Honorary Degrees

What is the historic basis and/or context for "Honoris Causa" degrees? What were the original reasons for granting these?
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CVs: How should I include papers that have been accepted as abstract submissions to a journal, but still need to go through manuscript review?

To be specific, I've submitted an extended abstract to a special issue of an education journal (I'm a graduate student in STEM). Based on the reviews of that abstract, we've been asked to submit a ...
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Getting a Masters at a school without courses I want?

I was accepted into a Masters program (MS in Computer Science) at a nice university that has research groups working on the things I want to research (natural language processing). However, looking ...
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What automatic citation/bibliography programs are well-designed for law papers?

I have tried Mendeley for citations and bibliography for writing law papers at my university, but it seems not to be designed for legal citations. For example, when I want to add a Case file as an ...
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Part III at Cambridge (pure math) through scholarship, and US PhD applications

In some other questions, it has been noted that for certain programs at Cambridge, such as Part III of the Mathematical Tripos, one will not have had sufficient faculty contact to obtain strong ...
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How should I mention the period between the end of my post-PhD and the beginning of my work as research staff?

I finished my post-PhD, after two years working under a scholarship, in April 2015. In September 2015 I was notified that I was accepted as research staff in my institution (I applied in December 2014)...
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Undergraduate Research as an Irregular Student

I am currently a Japanese college student. I am going to do research in artificial intelligence from this April. After completing the first year of research, I am planning to go to the United States ...

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