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How do I acknowledge an equipment malfunction in a manuscript I'm submitting to a journal?

After a four year break, I'm finally getting around to submitting my MSc. research to a journal. My research involved time series data - analyzing a food sample over a series of days using a number of ...
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Where do we mention the definition of specific terms in IEEE style manuscript?

Should we give a superscript number to the term and mention the definition in the footer with that specific number?
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Faculty position hiring after on campus interview

I did on campus interview, after 2 weeks the department chair sent email to me that “We are in final stages of our decision and have requested your references to provide letters. If possible please ...
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Overcoming poor results in first college for graduate school admission

TW: Depression and Suicide Attempts Hi, After school, I enrolled in a top undergrad program (school A) in physics as an international student. However, at that time, I was fully unprepared for ...
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Unnecessary figure permission... issues?

I need to submit my PhD thesis for archiving (online and physical), and a copyright-related question dawned on me. I used a figure from a book in my introduction. It is a very standard materials ...
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Are there grants that work at any accredited university?

There are scholarships for PhD students that work at any accredited university, sometimes in a particular zone. Example. Applications may be submitted by full-time students who desire to study ...
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How to force a German university to take action against possible fraud?

This case concerns a university in south part of Germany. There is a lady who has a full-time job in this university (she is PI of a group not a professor) and has brought several millions Euro to the ...
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What is your advice on reaching out to an external mentor to judge a research idea I am working on?

I am working on a research idea and my advisor is not helping much, he is leaving me on my own. I thought a conversation with someone knowledgeable in the field would be good or even a collaboration. ...
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How to enhance the research potential in junior academics? [closed]

Junior academics, just after graduation or Master's tend to relax after a strenuous period, and may not involve in research probably due to their inability to cope with the academic load. Hence the ...
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How should I email quite a few professors for PhD positions while also not 'mass emailing'?

I will be applying for PhD positions towards the end of this year and maybe early 2023. My query is specifically about cold emailing professors in Europe about possible PhD positions. Until now, I ...
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Do I have to report all data and how should I deal with outliers if there are too many?

Say I have a hypothesis and then did the experiment 10 times and collected 10 data points. Five of the data points agree well with my hypothesis, but the other five are outliers. I strongly believe in ...
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How to submit paper if the student has graduated (and does not return emails)

I was working with a student of mine on a paper, and we completed about %90+ of the work - implementation, experiments and paper writing. He had to graduate before his student visa was up, so after he ...
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How to ask politely the editor to urge the reviewers to finish the reviews in the best short time

I want to ask respectfully the editor in order to finish the review of my paper in the shorter time possible, because I got an early deadline to defend my thesis. Hereafter some details regarding the ...
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My poster didn't win the "best poster award", is it desperate to ask the committee about an evaluation of my poster quality?

My poster didn't win the "best poster award" at a top conference in mathematics, is it desperate/impolite to ask the committee about an evaluation of my poster's quality? I don't want to ...
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How to react when the editor responds to a withdrawal by asking for the LaTeX file?

I submitted a manuscript to a journal, but due to an issue with that I asked the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to withdraw the manuscript from further consideration. The response of the Editor-...
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Are poster sessions worthless for math grad students?

Are poster sessions important in mathematics? Does being accepted to present a poster at a SIAM conference add something to my CV when I apply to graduate programs or it won't add much? I am a master'...
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Literature research: Are IEEE and ACM covered in Scopus?

We performed a systematic literature review using the three databases Scopus, ACM Digital Library, and IEEE Xplore. Comment from one reviewer was that Scopus contains the other two databases, and thus ...
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what are the important factors when professors select the phd candidate? [duplicate]

I want to pursue a PhD project. After internship in the industry, I feel I like reading papers and I want to write papers. I don't know whether this is a sufficient reason for pursuing a PhD. But I ...
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Can I include paper submitted to ICLR on my CV as a first year master student?

I just started my Master this fall. I am preparing CV for summer internship, preferably to research position in companies like Deepmind (I've know undergrad who got in Deepmind so I want to give it a ...
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Should a blog post based on a scientific paper have the same co-authors?

I recently published a paper in a scholarly journal together with two co-authors. (I was the first author and the leader of that project.) Having found a blog on this topic, I quickly penned down a ...
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Typical agendas for meetings among PhD candidates

The graduate students of my institute want to establish a regular meeting (two hours, once a month) just for themselves. All of us are happy to have this regular opportunity of sharing ideas & ...
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Reviewers Assigned after minor revision- What is it? [duplicate]

I submitted an article to a Springer nature journal in May, 2022. I had to revise the article 3 times based on the comments of the reviewers. The fourth revision was termed as minor by the editor. ...
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How to decline a postdoc offer after accepting it? [duplicate]

I accepted a postdoctoral offer a few months before but couldn't join immediately as the visa was delayed by 3 months (now the visa interview date is very close). I informed them that I'll join once ...
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How to write a letter for Primary Supervisor? [duplicate]

I need to know well written format for requesting a Primary Supervisor to talk about my research proposal.
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If an image is included in an abstract which is published at a conference, does that mean the conference must give permission if it's used in a paper?

I'm advising some students preparing abstracts proposing posters at an international conference. I was just asked about putting images in the abstract that represent data. It's a photograph of a ...
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Post doc at Cornell engineering [closed]

If I want to apply for a post doc at Cornell in Engineering (particularly, Operations Research), how do I go about doing that ? Are post docs really challenging ? Do the professors help you a lot with ...
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How to write statement of purpose with study gap and unrelated work experience?

I'm having difficulty in writing my statement of purpose for my MA political science. I had a degree in political science, then a 10yrs study gap. All my work experience are not related to my field of ...
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What does "not available" mean in Google Scholar for Public Access, why is it an issue, and how to resolve it?

A while ago, Google Scholar introduced "public access mandates". For me, for example, it says on the starting page that one article is "missing" (not available), so I go on the ...
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How useful is a master's degree if you're working in IT-consulting? [closed]

I'm currently working as a Software Developer (Azure, .NET, Scrum) for clients. I currently have an applied bachelor's degree in IT. I'm considering to do a parttime master but I'm wondering what the ...
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How long does it take to prepare for applying to a PhD in the US?

For a person that considering to apply to a PhD program in the US, how long does you think in advance is needed to be ready in time to the application deadline? I will appreciate a breakdown of time ...
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Special Issue abstract acceptance

A prestigous journal was calling abstracts for a special issue. I was informed by the guest editor that my abstract was accepted with final paper due dates. I completed my submission and have been ...
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Editor's decision in Nature and under review in Research Square [duplicate]

I submitted a journal paper in scientific reports and I found something very weird. Two different status if I check via nature webpage with Editor's decision and through Research Square under review ...
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How much time to hear back after a UK academic interview?

From your experience, how soon did you hear back from an academic interview in the UK? The Department with which I had an interview for a lecturer role said that they needed to appoint someone asap ...
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What to include in a grad school reccomendation on behalf of my referee based on a course?

I'm required to draft a letter of recommendation on behalf of my referee. But I have only done a course under him and although I did really well in that course, I'm not sure what I can write in the ...
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How to cite an image, created from other (non CC) images?

I want to include an image that contains 4-5 graphs from diverse sources next to each other, in order to illustrate their similarities. Since I do not own any of those images I want to include, how do ...
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Best website for giving details of a book mentioned in a Statement of Purpose

I want to mention a book in my SOP/PS and would like to provide a link so that the reader can easily get more details about the book instead of googling it. What would be the ideal website for this ...
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Do you consider EPJ Web of Conference - papers as peer-reviewed papers?

I have published a few conference proceedings papers in the Journal EPJ Web of Conferences. All of them had some level of peer-review included, but not as rigorous as in a "normal" journal ...
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Which journals are indexed by Web of Science, Google Scholar etc?

Is there any known criteria on which journals or articles are included within databases listing scientific articles (e.g. Web of Science, Google Scholar)? Of course the traditional scientific journals ...
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What does it mean for a review to be "synthetic"? [duplicate]

The term "synthetic" is often used to describe review papers, such as in the title Multi-touch tables and the relationship with collaborative classroom pedagogies: A synthetic review What ...
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How easy is it to transition from STEM to the social sciences?

I am almost done with my bachelor's degree in a STEM field (Computer Science). I wanted to ask if it is possible to transition into the social sciences, after I am done with my bachelor's? I'm ...
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Should I follow my own direction for my PhD research?

I’ve had a very hard time dealing with supervisor(s) in the last 2 years of my PhD. This is my third year and with the help of a postdoc I finally formulated a more generic scientific goal for my Ph.D....
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Is it possible to earn an advanced degree based on work done as a lab employee?

Has anyone been a non-student staff member of a research lab at a (reputable, US) university starting from an entry/Bachelor's degree-level position, then leveraged their years of employment as the ...
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Is Mendeley in trouble? [closed]

Mendeley is (used to be?) a popular tool for reference management, but it seems that the past year or so it's been in a downhill trend. First they discontinued their mobile app, then they announced ...
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Will it give a negative impression if a professor mentions that he declined a gift card from me in his reference letter?

I am an international student studying in North america. I am applying for a master's program. I reached out to many professors for a letter of recommendation, but none replied. So, I told one ...
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Does plagiarism count if 2 recommenders use the very silmilar style of writing?

I am applying to a PhD program in US, and I have two referees for recommendation letters. Referee #1 is my faculty advisor, and referee #2 is a thesis advisor. If referee #2 uses similar writing style ...
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How to recover connection between Google account and Google Scholar alerts after creating a gmail address for the account? [closed]

I used a google account for years with a non-google email address as primary e-mail and created many google scholar alerts. After accepting google's offer yesterday to create a gmail address for my ...
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Reasons for differences in the Ph.D. admission process in India vs U.S. and Europe

While searching for universities to do my Ph.D. in mathematics, I noticed that most top universities in India use incredibly competitive entrance exams (much more difficult and time constrained than ...
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Is it better to merge my SOP and PS into a single essay or just join the two files one after the other to create a single file?

I'm applying to grad schools in the U.S. for a Ph.D. in mathematics and I recently read about the key differences between an SOP(Statement of Purpose) and a PS(Personal Statement) after noticing a few ...
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I have already used up all my hours with my supervisor, but I need feedback. Do I have the right to ask for more hours?

I am doing my dissertation for the second time now, as I failed the first time. I have sadly used up all my hours with my supervisor and will not get any feedback. So there are no meetings anymore and ...
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Are academic groups allowed to use grant funds to hedge against exchange rate changes?

If an academic group receives a multi-year grant denominated in a currency different from that that they pay salaries, can they use some of the grant to hedge against changes in the relative value of ...
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