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Advice on start-up package negotiation in the UK

I just got a lecturer position at UK university. However, coming from the clinical field, I have no idea what items I need to negotiate. I know the research part of it but my colleague told me it is ...
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Sci-hub and ResearchGate

Sci-hub and ResearchGate both provide (among other things) online access to journals that sit behind publisher paywalls. For example, I have just discovered, not unhappily, most of my own papers on ...
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I have completed 2 yrs of my PhD and I want to leave my toxic lab and transfer to a new one. How should I approach potential new advisors?

In my current position, my committee believes that I am by all metrics a successful student. I'm even working on two papers. But I've had to endure sexual harassment and working conditions that ...
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How to deal with a professor in the department undermining my field of research to colleagues and other professors?

I'm currently a first-year Ph.D Student. My field is applied mathematics. Thankfully, I was able to publish my first paper. In our institution, students usually spend two years before having their ...
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What is an extended abstract?

Some conferences ask for an extended abstract. What are the differences among "abstracts," "extended abstracts," and "full papers?"
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Upset by male classmates openly comparing female students according to physical appearance

I'm a female student studying computer science (CS). Some of the male CS students have given me a physical ranking compared to other female CS students, and it has me really upset, but I don’t know ...
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Advisor Withholding Publication of Meaningful Data

Some details will be omitted for anonymity's sake, but, hopefully, the information provided is adequate. I am a graduate student that finished the collection of a complete dataset over 2.5 years ago. ...
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Crackpot research paper in mathematics

How does a math journal react to a crackpot math research paper? In mathematics (especially in Number Theory) there are many meaningless papers on the web, and possibly a ton of meaningless ...
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How to make the best of bad PhD rotation?

I am in my first PhD rotation. I wanted to ask everyone if my current experience is normal. I have been rotating in the current lab for less than a month. My rotation advisor is very nice and she is ...
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Grant number and acknowledgment

I submitted a paper to a journal a few months ago and applied for a research grant one year ago. Currently, my grant application has not yet been awarded, but I anticipate that it will be granted in ...
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Feel like I should have gotten authorship or at least an acknowledgement

A few years ago, some colleagues from institution A (where I also work) developed a certain technique. They tested it experimentally, it worked and gave good results. They wrote it up and got it ...
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Proper way of responding to reviewers' comments

I need to resubmit a revised version of my paper to a journal. While submitting, I was asked to provide a list of responses to the reviewers' comments. I've started wondering about an accepted way of ...
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How can I protect my research project from my ex-boyfriend with whom I had shared it with previously?

I am a new faculty member. My ex-boyfriend is an associate professor in a different research university but in the same field. When we were still together, I shared my research project (which I am ...
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How can I get human-subjects approval from a nearby university?

I am a high school student planning to do a research project involving human participants. This is for a research class at my school, and one of my teachers told me that I need IRB approval. My ...
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Do famous people really have the power to ruin the career of unrelated researchers?

I am a graduate student in some subdiscipline of Mathematics and have had the following impressions. One of the senior faculty members (a professor) at my (not too famous) University mentioned, when ...
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Should we acknowledge manufacturers who provided free samples in a publication?

We recently asked several manufacturers if they could send us a sample of their material(s) for us to test towards their suitability for a process we developed. They sent us free samples. Once we ...
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Importance of papers quality for postdoc positions

I am currently on the edge of defending my viva and receiving a doctorate in foreign language teaching & learning. Teacher-researcher publish usually in Q2-Q3 journals mostly and very occasionally ...
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Must my name be in the authors of paper (By giving the idea and creating the first research team)

I have introduced the idea and basic information of one important research field to one psychology experts. Also I have created some other connection for that psychology experts by one phd master. The ...
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Demonstration geometry triangle problem [closed]

please help with this problem, I've already tried many times. Actually doing this as a personal goal (To solve Geometry book). I'm electronic engineering. The image problem in here Thanks for your ...
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Prevalence of (systemic) corruption in Academia

Summary Similarly to how gerrit asked "Is there any research on the prevalence of academic theft?", I am wondering if there are any surveys or studies on the forms and prevalence of "...
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How to handle students who try to negotiate away penalties for late submission of coursework?

I'm teaching a course where coursework is submitted online. Recently, an important group project assignment was due. The students are required to submit a project report, which contains a link to a ...
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When not to do a post-doc after PhD?

I am a finishing graduate student after, what I personally would say, a rather mediocre PhD (mathematics). There has been some personal issues (mental health issues) and so I could not perform to the ...
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Why are many universities are eliminating the requirement for standardized tests that measure academic achievement?

Why are many universities eliminating the requirement for standardized tests that measure academic achievement?
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After almost three years of research, I am at my wits' end. What should I do now?

After I got my masters, I started my PhD project three years ago. My start coincided with the start of the pandemic. I spent many many months all on my own with little to no help and no equipment at ...
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Need help with students who've turned my class into a dating service

I'm a professor at a local university. I'm passionate about teaching, and am proud to teach 100-level science and mathematics courses to young and aspiring students. Some senior engineering students ...
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Can't file arXiv support issue

I have a technical issue with arXiv, and I would like to file a ticket, but the website is buggy, so my ticket cannot be submitted. When I click submit nothing happens. Occasionally after submitting a ...
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Why Would A potential supervisor change suddenly his mind [closed]

After interviewing successfully for a PhD position, and getting an acceptance letter from the supervisor, he just stopped responding to my emails, even though he is very active on other platforms. I ...
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Difference in Indexed and Reviewed items in Mathscinet

What is the difference between the two item types: Indexed and Reviewed in MathSciNet? I have seen some research articles in the same issue of an indexed mathematics journal being categorized ...
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Accepting interviews while waiting to sign contact for a research position (as a backup)

If a postdoc receives a conditional offer of employment, is it still a good idea for them to tentatively accept any further interview offers from another university which come during the waiting ...
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Can one host professor take multiple JSPS fellows?

Almost 2.5 months ago, I approached a professor in Japan to be my host supervisor for JSPS fellowship. I also sent him my research proposal and he asked me to do some correction. In the mean time, I ...
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How often do editors reach reviewers whose expertise don't match the paper?

It's inevitable that sometimes, editors will invite reviewers whose expertise don't match the paper very well (example). How often does it actually happen, and what percentage is considered acceptable?...
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Consequences of taking classes for someone else

I am a low-income undergraduate student at a US university. Last semester, another student approached me and offered to pay me a lot of money if I take one class for him. Because of my family’s ...
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Can my supervisor publish my thesis including another first author in her group?

I'm in very weird situation. The manuscript of my work was submitted for publication without my consent, and I am certainly opposed to the author order, because I am the second author of the article ...
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Do editors ever "overbook" referees?

Is the following common? An editor for a journal sends a paper out to, say, three or four referees. After getting the first two referee reports, the editor makes a decision and tells the third and ...
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How do you get to research about theoretical high energy physics as an undergraduate?

I am an junior undergraduate in the U.S, and Interested in HEP "Theoretical High Energy" in Physics. I have had some exposure in research (i.e. Quantum Field Theory, General Relativity), ...
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What can I do if a grant proposal was rejected by a reviewer making false claims and using straw men?

Being an experienced reviewer, I know that rejection can be frustrating, but also fruitful and a good learning experience. There are many kinds of reviews (good, bad, constructive, opinionated, short, ...
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Plots in a paper using different software

Can I provide two plots made using two different softwares in a scientific paper? For example, one is plotted using Origin and another is plotted using Python?
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What happens if another PI puts me on their payroll?

I’m fairly new to the research world and currently working with a university research institute. My PI put me on a project for a lab he is collaborating with from another research institute. The work ...
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What sources provide a list of all academic topics?

I'm an STS student, so bear with me; I'm happy to provide clarification but I want to leave the specific application unspecified: What sources would you consult if you were trying to generate a huge "...
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My institution requires publication in Clarivate-indexed journals - what should I do if paper is accepted by a journal at risk of being de-indexed?

My department requires that papers are published in a journal that has an impact factor and is indexed in Web of Science. I submitted a paper to one of these and went through four rounds of review, ...
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No response after initial meetings for a Postdoc position [duplicate]

I have applied for an open postdoc position in one of the labs (outside my country). After a fast and positive initial response, I had a casual/ unofficial meeting with few lab members and the ...
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Are there additional funds for a Phd position in Mathematics at the Open University in UK? [closed]

I am a potential PhD student at the Open University (UK) in math. I have contacted one of the professors there who has a funded project. He has shown interest in taking me up as a PhD student. The ...
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How is grading by curve fair at all? Are there any arguments in favor of it?

Per definition, grading by a curve usually means that the students are assigned grades based on the statistical distribution of the test/exam results. No matter what, say 20% of students will always ...
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Should I indicate to my boss that I will not stay beyond next academic year?

I have been suffering from depression for some years now until I feel I almost want to give up on my job. I have to evaluate my mental condition year by year and keep pondering the point of time to ...
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Scientific misconduct by supervisor [duplicate]

I am doing my PhD under a supervisor whose previous work (with her previous students) is under questioning for scientific misconduct. How would this affect my scientific career? Is it a dead end for ...
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How do I customise MS Word 'manage sources' (creating reference lists) to do what I want it to do? [closed]

I am using the 'manage sources' facility in Microsoft Word to create a reference list/bibliography (Harvard) but am experiencing a number of problems such as: I cannot include italics for species ...
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I'm deciding between different Master's research topics, (ML, PL, Verified Computing, Parallel Computing, etc), which is best to get into a top PhD? [closed]

I honestly don't know which one I'll like the best. I was going to choose ML simply because it might be the most "useful," (my goal after I do my PhD is to do a startup), but then I saw ...
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What is the meaning of the "eye symbol" on a corrected proof?

I have submitted my corrections of the proofs to a Wiley journal, in the corrections, I have corrected a typo in one of the equations, the typo was not made by the typesetter but rather by me, in the ...
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journal paper or conference paper

Some conference papers have misleading names, for example, 'journal of physics conference series' with both journal and conference in the name. 'journal of physics conference series' is almost like a ...
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What is the fastest way of completing my post viva thesis correction edits?

I have written my thesis using Word and Endnote. I have three months of corrections. Any general tips based on previous experience on how to streamline the edits would be welcome. The document is too ...

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