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The trend of multi-authored papers and the contribution of an individual researcher

I remember having read something along the lines that the effectiveness of researchers' work, i.e. the amount of their overall individual contribution has reduced w/ the rising trend of multi-authored ...
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Plagiarism in past paper, what to do now?

Recently, after the acceptance of the paper the journal said some sentences were exactly copied in my manuscript. I was shocked as I was the first author. Later, we found that during the preparation ...
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How to submit a manuscript in two parts?

I have a new manuscript to be published in an Elsevier engineering journal that has a maximum limit of 8000 words. I can't fit the content in this space. Fortunately, the manuscript can be easily ...
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What to do if one comes to a realization that research and post graduate studies is not for him/her?

Life doesn't allow for a redo. I have been a decent student in my undergrad and got placed in a reputed company right after graduation. However, research and academia always inspired me. I got into a ...
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Co-author denied latest feedback

Three weeks ago I received a feedback from an editor about our research writing. There's a few things I've been changed and to me, it's been 90% complete. But, this paper is not done yet. After ...
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Stepping around student religiosity

In the not-too-distant past, I was teaching a course on cognition and language. One class focused on language and communication in different species. A student later emailed me to ask a number of ...
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Extent of “unscientific” or wrong papers in research mathematics

Kevin Buzzard's slides at a recent conference have really unsettled me. In it, he mentions several examples in what one would imagine as very rigorous areas (e.g., algebraic geometry) were the top ...
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Student continues to email me after I told him I would not regrade his paper. Do I need to reply?

I have a student who wrote a final paper for a class in a masters program. He was disappointed with his grade. His paper had extensive copying, so I had a zoom call with him explaining why that was a ...
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Where can I publish the proceedings articles of a small conference?

I am responsible for publishing the proceedings submissions of the Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics, a smallish yearly conference with about 50 participants. After the symposium, ...
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Missing optional resume in graduate application

The department I am applying to doesn't explicitly require a resume (and doesn't even recommend it), but there is an item named "resume" in the "supplemental material" dropdown menu which I have ...
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Is there any reason not to use a shortDOI in an APA References section?

In the recently published seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, a change was made to the citation style guidelines to allow authors to use shortened URLs in the References section, ...
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Finishing up with the PhD or quitting without any backup? What should I do?

I am a 3rd year PhD student (started in fall 2017) in Canada in Materials Engineering. I have completed my qualifying exam and proposal last year. I am soon to publish my first publication in a decent ...
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What are the mechanics of negotiating a job offer?

I would like to know the following. This is for the US. Is the deadline in the offer letter a deadline to come to a finished negotiation, or a deadline to say you'd like the job and then to enter ...
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Can political issues between Iran and USA affect me?

I have already read this question and its answers. However, I believe my question is slightly different. I was born in Iran but I am from a religious minority called Bahai faith and the followers of ...
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Editor rejected paper because of insufficient reviews

I received a decision notice on a paper this morning. Reviewer 1 gave a positive review, suggesting relatively minor cosmetic adjustments, etc. However, the editor was apparently unable to obtain a ...
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ISSN, doi, or both?

When writing the bibliography of a journal paper for example, should I include the ISSN of an entry if it already has a doi? It seems to me the doi already contains all necessary info and the ISSN ...
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Studying for an exam with an unprepared student

I am a student and another student asked me to study together for an exam and I agreed. But when we started studying he didn't know much about the subject, and I had to explain to him how to solve the ...
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Asking about how to say to a possible supervisor to give me some time as I look for funding opportunities

I am a masters student in mathematics at an Asian University and I mailed my CV to some professors in France for phd position in analytic number theory. One of the professors said that his ...
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How to write a very good curriculum vitae for a summer school application?

I have just graduated with a bachelor degree in Mathematics and Physics. I joined a master's program in mathematics and I have just finished my master courses with a 3.8/4 CGPA. I don't have ...
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How to work authorship of software developed with another University

I am supervising a PhD student, enrolled at another University, where the co-supervisor is employed. We developed some useful software in her thesis and published 3 papers. In this development another ...
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Tips and tricks for presentation demo for academic job interview

I am working on different research projects. I was asked to give research demo on an on-campus interview. I am thinking of the two following strategies: First is to give overview of the projects I ...
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Chatbot development [closed]

Is there another chatbot development program for python other than Chatterbot? I’m needing to find a bot that I can develop from own corpus for PhD proposal. Chatterbot features don’t all work which ...
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Attending a conference that my abusive ex-supervisor is also attending, how I should react?

I am going to attend a conference as I have been selected to a voluntary position and it is mandatory to meet up with the organizers. At this conference, my abusive ex-supervisor is chairing sessions ...
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Is it appropriate (as a current student) to ask professors questions not directly related (but related enough) to course material?

I am an undergraduate mathematics major. During office hours I asked a question to a professor which was not a homework problem, but which was related to a homework problem (and I had made the ...
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Question about granting history and the way the university interacts with said grant [closed]

I was wondering if someone either had good resources on hand or could point me in a direction to find this information myself? I've been trying for a while and there's been decent information in 'Who'...
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How to convert german undergrad grade to US GPA

How am I supposed to provide US Universities during my application process a GPA if there is no official way to convert a 1.6 (German grade) to US GPA ? I have tried to find a ressource but every ...
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Upcoming PhD interview

I applied for some PhD's in differential geometry in the UK, and I was offered an interview this coming Wednesday and they said this in the confirmation email: "The interview will be conducted by ...
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Listing a professor as a reference who hasn't responded to my request

This is the age-old reference-letter-no-response problem, but with a small twist. I'm applying to a programme where the applications close very soon. I have been trying to reach a professor over the ...
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Can political escalation between Iran and western world affect Iranian students?

Can political escalation between Iran and the western world affect Iranian students in getting admission from university in Canada, Australia, and European Countries? After two years of hardworking, ...
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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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How to teach first-years?

First, some context: I'm a PhD student, and this term, I'm running a bunch of seminar groups for first years (I believe these are what would be called "discussion sections" in the US - essentially, ...
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Are PhDs from former Warsaw-pact countries recognized in North America?

Is someone completes a Ph.D. from a former Warsaw-pact country, would her Ph.D. be recognized in North America as in the same status as a North Americal Ph.D. in case of academia related career?
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Using postdoc as a bridge to switch fields and transition from academia to industry

I am finishing a Ph.D. in psychology, but my goal is to find an industry job in biomedical engineering. Would an academic postdoc in biomedical engineering improve my prospects for an industry job in ...
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Is a PhD degree from a European university considered equally valuable as one from the US?

I earned my PhD in continental Europe. Except going to a few conferences outside Europe, my network, collaborations and events were all in Europe so I was pretty much living in a European bubble. I am ...
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Seemingly-irrelevant papers, all with author in common, suggested by reviewer

I recently received a decision letter calling for minor revisions prior to acceptance. One anonymous reviewer was extremely knowledgeable and provided many helpful suggestions to better explain and ...
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How to cite a subsection of a book for IEEE

For example, we use pp. 4-7 for pages from 4 to 7 and ch. 2 for chapter 2, but how should we cite a subsection of a book when a chapter is divided into multiple subsections, e.g. 2.1, 2.2, ... in a ...
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Do active researchers in mathematics read a paper in detail?

Context: As a researcher you need to read many research papers by others. In the case of mathematics, a paper consists of: Results (theorems, lemma, propositions) Proofs that consist of the technique ...
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Can a journal be freely indexed?

Am I allowed to compile the index to a journal and publish it, or should I ask permission to the journal first? (By index I mean a list of all articles in all issues of the journal)
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What is the best way to deal with a school program that is rife with academic dishonesty?

Several years ago, I was employed at a Federal lab. It was a good job but had a lot of nonsense from certain employees. The lab offered a graduate program through a major university. I was ...
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Review process of revised journal paper

A few months ago, I was asked to review a paper. The result of the review process was a "Revise". So now I was asked again to read the revised version of the paper. But now I can only select "Accept ...
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NSF personnel funding

If I request say 3 months summer salary at the rate I'm being paid by my academic institution, where would that money come from? (a) Would I be paid directly from NSF? (b) Would the NSF pay my ...
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What is the best way to see if my students understood? [closed]

What are the methods you use to check if your students really understood the material you presented them with?
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How to proceed when graduate advisor treats me terribly, possibly because of age?

I am an older graduate student who went back to school after getting laid off. Going back to school wasn't easy and I had to take some classes to prepare myself for graduate work. I had one ...
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How can I publish my computer algorithm where it will get recognition?

I did not attend university, I left school 4 years ago and and I am not affiliated with any but I have an extremely useful compression program which I've created and I want to publish it but have ...
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Is it recommended for a professor to not entertain advanced questions for a basic course?

Recently I worked as a teaching assistant for a digital logic course. The topic for the day was full-adder. Professor explained the full concept of the full adder, along with question and answer ...
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ScholarOne manuscript (Taylor and Francis): what the status under review mean? [duplicate]

I have submitted one month ago a manuscript, and since then the status is under review. I would like to know if it is already with reviewers.
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What is the procedure with regard to unfinished thesis if I am terminated from the program?

I am an international student and was enrolled in a PhD program for the last 4 years. My GPA is above 3.8. I was recently given a termination letter(without any warnings) from my department regarding ...
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When is asking for an update on PhD admission status appropriate (given international flight prices)

I am a US student who has applied to physics PhD programs while aboard on a Fulbright Scholarship in the Netherlands. Based on the dates of open houses last year, I will be heading back to the US for ...
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Monitoring PhD positions in CS

Are there any ways of getting to know about new PhD positions in CS other then just looking trough university/research groups web sites? Maybe people from different branches can name some specialized ...
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How should I talk to an unwelcoming future research group colleague so no interpersonal issues raise?

This year, I am going to join a research group in which one of my past classmates who used to study in the same university during my the bachelors degree years is also working. The professor who is ...

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