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Accepted behaviour while working in international collaborations

How is getting-job-done outlook perceived in different parts of the academic world? In some parts of physics, I know a person who goes forward and suggests times and dates for meeting up for the ...
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Are there current studies in the Philippines that are dental related?

I am looking for studies done about dentistry in the Philippines. Here are some examples but I couldn't find current ones that are on Scopus or PubMed: A 10‐Year Analysis of Internet Search Trends of ...
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Writing a short paper pointing to a mistake in a 2012 journal paper that got significant citations, while discussion with the author not successful

I've very convinced that an author made a serious error in the main theorem in one of her 2012 papers in Statistics and Computing, which is a reputed journal in machine learning. I contacted the ...
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Research outside academia without Ph.D

I had some Ph.D positions available to me after my undergraduation which I could not take owing to some personal reasons and instead chose to take an industrial job which basically is also research ...
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Setting working hours for PhD student

So I am considering a PhD position as it appears one opened up and I was contacted about it by a professor. I'm not desperate to get a PhD. I think it's a nice goal and I am interested in the subject ...
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Can a graduate student on a university stipend work a remote internship concurrently?

Due to the current public health situation, my graduate studies and research work have moved entirely online. I was offered a remote full-time internship for summer. Both being online, I am able to ...
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admission process for graduate studies in Ontario (Computer science)

I have two questions : What schools / universities in Ontario look only for master's results (as opposed to Bachelor & master) for graduate admission ? Is there post-doc positions in Ontario's ...
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Dual Job by a Professor in Europe

I have seen many professor are working in a research institute and also a full-time professor at a University. How is it feasible? Are they involve in the dual job and getting a salary from a research ...
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How do I start an initial conversation with a professor to ask them to let me work in their group as a graduated student

I got my master's in Computer Science 3 years ago. I had a poor GPA of 3.3/4. I wanted to get a job back then and I was not that interested in the coursework. I am currently working as a software ...
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Using .tex files from arXiv as a template for new papers

It is well known that anyone can download the LaTeX source code of the papers on arXiv. My question is regarding the use of that source code. Say you are working on a paper that is a follow-up to an ...
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How to justify an application for research funding if the only cost is my own academic or intellectual labour (without any equipments) etc?

I am applying for a small research grant. However, I would not need to spend the funds for anything project-related (e.g. equipments, access to databases, travel costs etc). I only need to spend time ...
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Student responsibility for synchronous online assessments

Here are constraints for my course (which will be delivered remotely): The class size is huge (250+ students). Lecture contents will be delivered asynchronously (with pre-recorded videos and live Q&...
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Recommendation for creating a graphical timeline representation

Can anyone recommend a site / program / software for sketching and creating a graphical timeline representation. In need of it for a paper.
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In India, can you do psychiatry after graduating with an undergraduate degree in dentistry?

I am a BDS (dental undergraduate) student in India in final year. I am interested in psychiatry after completing my graduation. I have heard that I could pursue an Msc in Psychology after my ...
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What is the easiest way to list all masters programs in computer science with an internship to choose the most appropriate one?

I am about to apply for a master's degree in computer science abroad, and I want to choose one with an internship. However, I found some websites that allow you to list many masters programs with the ...
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I have turned myself into an incompetent researcher. I have screwed up my career, now I would like some advice how I can recover?

I hope I am not at the end of the road. I had flunked advanced engineering mathematics and applied mechanics during my undergrad second year. Though I scored decently in the reexamination during the ...
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Can I teach the same course I developed at one university at another university as well?

University A hired me to teach a course. It paid the costs of preparation (3 months) and financed tranining sessions to enhance my instructing abilities. University B now asked me to offer the same ...
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Question about arXiv replacement restriction and contacting moderators

Background: I submitted an article (denoted by A) on arXiv half a year ago and have replaced it several times later. Due to frequent replacements, one of my further replacements is removed, and I'm ...
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Is it typical to work 60 hours per week as a PhD student?

I was wondering whether this was just a local phenomenon or it's the generally accepted status-quo around the globe. Preface: In my part of the world (German-speaking Europe), we have a terribly ...
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If wanting to read non-English references, then are there translators that work well for science papers?

I've found interesting sounding reference written in Czech. If wanting to read non-English references, then are there translators that work well for science papers?
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Requested *contact information of two references* in application for a PhD

I just find an interesting call for a PhD position. In order to apply one has to submit, among all the standard thing as cv and transcript of records, also contact information of two references. I don'...
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With GRE not being accepted or being considered optional due to Covid, which other aspects of application will be given heavier weightage?

Due to COVID-19 many universities (at least many Physics departments) are not accepting or are considering the GRE as optional. So, which other aspects of my application might be given heavier ...
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Will it hurt my grad school chances if I don't mention/contact a particular proffessor-potential guide?

I'll be applying to Physics grad school in US in the next cycle. Several of my seniors who have entered grad school have suggested me to mail a professor-potential guide before or immediately after ...
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Is it even useful to report cheating anymore?

I'm taking my 8th course since the Covid-19 shutdown of universities has forced everyone to come home. When looking up stuff, I have inevitably come across almost all the questions from psets, quizzes,...
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Database of top researchers by keyword

I am looking for a database/web-service that allows me to find the top researchers (e.g., by number of citations) in a specific field (e.g., by keywords such as nutrigenomics). I once used it but for ...
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Transitioning from Electrical Engineering to Applied Physics/Material Science

So I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm an American. I graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and worked for the past two years in the RF field. I'm heading to school this fall to get my Master's. A ...
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What to do when your advisor says your research is at a dead end?

I have been working on my dissertation proposal for 2 of the last 4 years of my PhD program. I have been publishing at conferences, collecting data, and building out my thesis. About a year and a half ...
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Assistant Prof. doing a post-doc or MSc at the same time

I have a PhD and am a junior Assistant professor in tenure track. I had a chance to do a post-doc at an ivy league school, but accepted the tenure offer from a more teaching and less research school. ...
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What does 'PI' mean?

I am a senior in undergrad who is a physics major applying to PhD programs. I keep on hearing people saying get rec letters from PIs or contact and have a good relationship with PIs.
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I put a paper on arXiv and now I want to send it to a double-blind journal. What can I do?

Several months ago, I wrote a working paper and put it on arXiv. Now, the paper has improved considerably, and I would like to submit it to the American Mathematical Monthly. Their author instructions ...
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How to best address authorship issues with PI?

I am a postdoc working with the same supervisor who supervised my PhD thesis. During my PhD time, it was tacitly assumed that my work is his work too. It went as far as me doing the entire planning ...
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Disagreement over how much IP to put in paper

Apologies if this is not the correct site for this- I work in a research lab that is in a kind of grey zone between academia and industry and I can't tell from the help centre if this would be ...
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Sent a low optional math GRE score to a Statistics department

I took the Math subject GRE last year (in 2019) and I was not well while taking it, so I could not do well in the exam and got a 50 percentile. When I created my GRE account in ETS, I selected four ...
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Overly long review process (>2 years) without feedback [duplicate]

We submitted a paper to a journal more than 2 years ago. After 1 year had passed without any news, I asked the editors for an update on the status of our paper, and they mentioned they were still ...
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What is the job market like for someone aspiring to become a mathematician (uk)?

Without sounding defeatist all I have heard is bad things so far; the sector is over concentrated with more people obtaining phd's (and wanting to work in academia) than there are jobs available. I am ...
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Graduating Early

I am currently in my second year of college and since I came in with credits from high school college credit courses and AP credits I have the opportunity to graduate a year early. I would get my ...
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Should I just go to grad school during the pandemic or go to industry? [closed]

I've just got an offer from a top graduate program in Computer Science and also got an offer from the big company. I'm very happy and grateful for these opportunities, but I can't decide which one to ...
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How to cite a github repository that I used for data collection (research paper) [duplicate]

I am working on a research paper where I work with large amounts of data. The data was collected using a python code that I found on someone's Github repository. I was wondering how I would go about ...
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Do you list a long-term visit as an affiliation (in a paper, presentation, etc.)?

As a frequent long-term (more than a year) visitor (with official visitor status) to a different nearby institution, would you list it as an additional affiliation? Much of the experimental work (the ...
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Register in arXiv with a personal email [duplicate]

I am thinking in uploading my Master's thesis to arXiv, by the moment I would count with the endorsement of my supervisor, nevertheless I will not follow an academic career, so I will not keep my ...
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Cases when old references are valid?

Some guides say to limit the references to up to 5-6 years old. But I've speculated as to, whether it's possible that research would become "deviated to pursuits for which in the history there ...
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Is it okay to ask your professor about the final exam that I took 3 years ago?

So in my first year of university, I failed one class. I was really good at that subject and had great grades but because of my final exam, I have failed it. I felt discourages and thought that maybe ...
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With editor status changes to Submitted to Journal After 5 weeks [duplicate]

May I please ask what does this mean. I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal, for 5 weeks it had "with editor" status, now it has changed to "Submitted to Journal". What ...
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Knowledge of any distant/online research to partake in as a foreign undergrad? [closed]

I'm an undergrad of Biomedical science from Nigeria, and would like to know if there are available research opportunities for science undergraduates via online participation? The pandemic is enforcing ...
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What are the practically relevant advantages/disadvantages of doing your Ph.D./Master in a crowded research group? [duplicate]

Please point me to the relevant question is this has been asked before. I have seen many research groups in Germany universities, German research institutions where a single PI has as many as ~15 ...
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Switching postdoc position (station) in China

I had applied for postdoc in a university in China, all documentation went through and my was successful in that funds were approved @ 120 K RMB (lowest) + 30K and housing etc. I received the work ...
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My name in publications as an author is different from my name in the passport, how to prove that I'm the same person?

My name in all of my publications is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour (Abd El-Ghafour, M.) while in passport is Mohamed Abd El-Ghafour Omar, so Abd El-Ghafour is a middle name, is this will be a problem in ...
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Could I choose a PhD supervisor from a different university?

I want to apply for a PhD at a Canadian university, but I currently am in a Masters Program in the US. If I attend this new university, would I be able to choose a PhD supervisor from my current ...
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What is the impact factor of my short communication paper?

Recently I published a paper in as a short communication in a Springer Journal in Natural Science discipline (Impact Factor 3.56). It was a short paper within 2500 words and 3 figures although the ...
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Do I have to be worried about copyright infringement when digitally copying and collecting excerpts from published literature?

I can't find any information regarding this scenario. Related answers are always about publishing said excerpts in one's own works, and my question is specifically about copied texts that are never ...

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