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What should I do a potential supervisor doesn't reply after I send the research proposal to him? [duplicate]

A potential suprvisor (British university) gave me a positive response after my first email, and asked me to send a more detailed research proposal to him. I send it to him on the 14th of July, and ...
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Is it a good idea to turn my PhD thesis' introduction into a survey paper?

The goal of my PhD was to design a particular device. Such a ldesign requires many considerations, because the structure has many "moving parts" and available upgrades. The topic has been ...
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Is it a good idea to omit the structure of a paper from the introduction? [duplicate]

It seems that most every paper – at least in my field of computing – has the same structure for its introduction; first comes a global prosaic overview of the problem, then a bullet-point list of ...
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Is it a good idea to put hobby pictures on my academic website?

I understand in general, it is safer to NOT list hobbies on a CV. My question is about whether is it a good idea to put these on my academic website. I am a PhD student in a STEM field. Right now I ...
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Unclear comments from research proposal review

My research proposal received many comments such as "is not convincingly sound", "is not convincingly demonstrated", "is not convincingly developed". I was not able to ...
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Should I use the university or personal account for note-taking?

I'm a first-year medical university student and was given a Microsoft email with the uni's domain that is also connected to a free Office 365 subscription. The uni wants us to use their email to ...
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Is it common to not have comments when reviewing a revision of a paper?

After reviewing a journal paper, I typically receive the revision of the paper to review. This is expected, but most often, my comments are addressed by the authors, and I have no further comments. I ...
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Can I officially use the Ph.D. as the highest educational attainment while waiting for graduation?

I finished all the requirements for a Ph.D. degree at a university in Hong Kong. This month, I received a letter from our Graduate School confirming that the University Senate has approved my ...
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Do research professors earn additional money from externally funded projects?

Do research professors generally earn additional money from externally funded projects apart from their university salary? I ask because I'm wondering whether this explains why many professors – who ...
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Is is unethical to review a major revision manuscript just by reading the point-by-point response?

I'm new to peer-review and my experience in this domain was receiving a reviewer report rather than providing one. A while ago, I have requested a major revision to a manuscript that I have been asked ...
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Is Intended Graduate Major places a major role in the GRE? [closed]

Recently I have attended my GRE test, and I got 318, In the Intended Graduate Major it is showing "Other Fields - Not Listed" But I want a Computer Science, Is it leads to any problems while ...
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How do I find small, teaching-focused universities in the European Union?

I'm a European doctoral candidate about to defend her PhD dissertation. I'd love to eventually get a job at a small teaching university with a relatively larger focus on education rather than research;...
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Can I contact an author I reviewed for a typo in his manuscript without saying I'm his reviewer?

I reviewed a manuscript which used my work. I recommended acceptance with minor revisions. Only after submitting my review, my wife discovered that my name is misspelled once in the manuscript. I'm a ...
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At a liberal arts college, would a math faculty candidate generally be at an advantage or a disadvantage if their research was interdisciplinary? [closed]

How would the hiring committee of the department of mathematics in a liberal arts college ([a.] for a tenure track position; [b.] for a visiting non-tenure track position) look at a candidate (with a ...
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Conference paper submission through IEEE cps [closed]

I got the mail for conference paper submission through ieee cps but the link provided is shown error 404. How can I submit the paper ??
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Authors are not responding to my request for additional research reports that were announced as 'available upon request' - should I try to once more?

Some authors have published a very long complex research paper (on ArXiv, theoretical computer science, math, category theory) and it contains references to three additional research-technical reports,...
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How to cite a paper with two titles: preprint title different from published version

How do you cite a paper whose preprint title differs from the published version? It's not so uncommon that publishers ask the authors to change the name of paper in the publication process. This is ...
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Advisor is using my ideas as grant proposal

I am having a hard time deciding what to do or feel so I wanted to ask this question here. For background, I am a PhD student and am doing pretty well overall. I also happen to have a fellowship that ...
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How to differentiate between the author and a language editor?

I will translate a LaTeX document from English to Greek. How should I write who is the author and who does the language editing? This is my first time doing a translation and publishing it in a ...
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Contact professors who are not listed on application

I forgot to include one of the faculty members who works in my area of interest in my application for grad school. Since I have not mentioned him in my application, would contacting him and requesting ...
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Looking for guide to write personal statement / statement of purpose for postgraduate studies in mathematics [closed]

I´d like to find a PDF from a ETH Zürich lecturer about some recommendations to write a personal statement to apply for postgraduate studies in Mathematics. I saw it some months ago but I've been ...
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What comes first a research question or a hypothesis?

I am thinking how to structure a paper on economics. I have some scatter data from online sources, but nothing I collected on my own, say, via a survey. I am struggling to figure out how to organize ...
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Pre employment reference check to job offer in Australia [closed]

I would like to know the time frame it will take from pre employment reference check to job offer in Australian universities for a lecturer positions. In Australian universities, they are doing ...
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What is the effect of F grades caused by administrative errors on graduate schools? [closed]

Last year, I went to exchange credit with another university. During course registration, I applied for a graduate class in another department by purely clicking mistake. I explained that the school ...
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Is it conventional to not have author on the 2nd page? [closed]

I have seen an academic proposal which has the following style for headers: On the 1st page, there is no header. On the 2nd page, there is a header, but there is no author on the left From the 3rd ...
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Is it ethically justifiable to conceal a fatal conceptual flaw in a thesis to avoid an unaffordable 2-year setback if the flaw is the advisor's fault?

A couple of decades ago I graduated from a Russian university with an MS in physics, and my MS thesis contained a critical flaw. In short, the thesis was about static perturbations in a certain ...
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What does this line of code says [closed]

What does this code do in the following codes if any(c in special_characters for c in j): IS there alternative way to write the code. df=pd.read_csv(''....................") df=df.fillna("&...
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Is it appropriate to ask to be delisted from department webpage?

I am a doctoral student. I share an office with one other individual. As is customary, the names, emails, and offices of graduate students are published on the department site. I am the victim in a ...
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Why math departments buy Mathematica from Wolfram rather than use free SageMath? [closed]

Why does academia math departments buy Mathematica from Wolfram rather than use free SageMath? I cannot even treat Mathematica as a terminal or Jupyter Notebook. I find sagemath faster. var('x') for ...
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Student Conduct Office Head is requiring me to email his Office for everything, even for my health. Isn't he breaching my confidentiality? [closed]

I study at a university in England. I neither confirm or deny whether I am at Durham. I might be using Durham just as an example. I have Treatment Resistant Suicidal Depression. The Head of the ...
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What university affiliation should a retired member of staff use? [duplicate]

University retired researchers often get privileges to use Libraries etc. When a retired member uses the university library for research are they obliged to mention the university affiliation in ...
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Unit Symbols for Equations

This question falls in the general category of another question from 5.5 years ago with the addition of the explicit request from the reviewer. A comment from a reviewer requested that units of all ...
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Math postdoc position for a very mediocre new phd graduate [closed]

I hope I do not post a repetitive question here. Generally, I have questions about finding a math postdoc position and the expectation/duty of general math postdoc position. But I suppose my situation ...
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Is it okay to send the same article to be reviewed by two different journals at the same time? [duplicate]

Is it okay to send the same article to be reviewed by two different journals at the same time? Or this is considered to be dishonesty? If so what are the consequences?
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I want to quit this PhD and look for a better position [duplicate]

Summary: My Ph.D. advisor left my university, but I decided to keep working with him remotely. Now, he does not have time for me, and I feel the only solution is to quit my Ph.D. How difficult will it ...
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What constitutes a declarable conflict of interest in gender studies?

From Wikipedia: A conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial interest, or otherwise, one of which could possibly ...
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Prospective supervisor's team has projects in many not so related areas, is this a good lab to join?

I did an internship with a professor at the university, which I enjoyed and I was offered an opportunity to do a PhD with her. However, I'm having some doubts because it seems her team are working on ...
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Can I copy the "background" and "related work" part of my published paper?

For example, I want to propose a new algorithm for an existing problem, and I already have published several papers about this topic, they share exactly same background, is it OK for me to copy the "...
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How to report to journal when work published in it has already been done by some other researcher?

I came across a paper published in the Journal of Mathematical Physics in the year 2016. In the paper, the authors claimed to have developed a methodology which extends the dimension of an existing ...
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What should I do when a paper is published similar to my PhD thesis without citation?

As part of my PhD thesis I extended an existing method to a new problem. I finished my PhD thesis about 5 years ago and graduated afterwards. After graduation I started working in industry. I never ...
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What should I do if actually I found a serious flaw in someone's PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis?

Recently, I came across a PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis and found a serious flaw in them that actually makes their conclusions invalid. In the first place, I was unsure if I'...
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Can results of conference paper be improved or modified when submitted to special issue of journal

I've been received from email about "Call for Papers to a special issue of: XXX conference" for some journal. I'd attended and presented paper in XXX conference about two months ago. In that ...
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How to find / understand research in other languages when you don't know that language?

I'm starting to do some research in Asia, however, I don't know the local language. I do have some contacts, all of whom speak English, but I'm worried about finding earlier research which was ...
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Toefl ets money deduction no registration [closed]

Registered for toefl ets wirh my master card. The money is deducted from account and even it was written successful registration but nothing in my profile and no email. I have receipts that shows ...
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Should I always keep my professor in cc

I have recently joined as a research staff (after finishing my PhD) under a professor, and my primary duty is to interact and provide day-to-day support (mostly academically) to all of his PhD ...
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How does a former student respectfully submit suggestions on how to teach a class better to a professor after graduating?

How does a former student respectfully submit course suggestions about how a professor should teach and examine students after graduating? I always think class-feedback given by students who just took ...
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File formats in the peer review process (if some do not use office/libreoffice editors)

I was wondering if there are any journals that do not use 'doc' or any other similar file formats in the review process In my experience I have used 'track changes' in some document editor to ...
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Can a postdoc work on his hypotheses that were part of a winning grant proposal, even through his P.I. removed them from the project?

This post related to Research Integrity & Ethics. I work for a P.I. in a project. I was initially funded by my hosting organization to write a project proposal for a funding dedicated to ...
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How much help should Ph.D. candidate expect from advisor (if at all)?

I'm a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate doing research in STEM. I'm in a US research university. I'm genuinely confused as what to expect from a Ph.D. advisor in general. To start off, should the student ...
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Is it a good idea to submit the preface of my dissertation as a writing sample for PhD application?

I am planning to apply for a PhD in the USA and Canada in fall 2023. I'm applying to English, Film and Media and Gender studies departments. All the programs require only one writing sample of decent ...

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