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What is the goal of this AI generated research solicitation?

As a research mathematician, I occasionally get unsolicited emails from local high school students asking if there are opportunities to work on a research project with me. I haven't ever decided to ...
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How difficult is it to change supervisor during a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship?

A couple of months ago I started my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. My relationship with the supervisor is pretty bad, which is surprising to me as she was involved and seemed to respect ...
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Is there a flaw in the Elsevier green OA license?

I'm checking the Elsevier article sharing policies and I think there is a problem with their license of the accepted manuscript (post-review article). Indeed, the instructions say: Authors can share ...
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What are academic conference centers doing to limit their climate impact?

This question is about what I call academic conference centers, by which I mean research centers whose purpose is to welcome international researchers for short-term thematic stays. Examples of such ...
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Is there a "blind" e-print service?

Motivated by questions such as Double blind review allowing arXiv submissions : is there a respectable e-print website (ideally Arxiv itself) that allows me to submit a "blind preprint", i.e....
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Google scholar doesn't send me citation alerts

Google Scholar fails to send me citation alerts or alerts when articles have been auto-included in my profile. This happened about a year ago; before that, Scholar faithfully sent me the updates. In ...
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Number of international doctoral students in the US: how to reconcile OECD data and SEVIS data?

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the US Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) apparently disagree on the number of international doctoral ...
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Seeking evidence based answers: does day of the week have an effect on exams?

This question is related to, but (I think) distinct from, the recently asked Best day of the week to hold an exam?. In that question, the author asks for the opinions of other instructors and ...
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How serious are German universities about the locality requirement?

Looking through requirements for both junior/W3 professor positions and some fellowships at individual institutions, I keep seeing a requirement along the lines of the applicant's willingness to move ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which "warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies"?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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Are German university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) Bachelor degrees recognized in US UK NZ or Australia?

I'm a prospective student looking to apply for an electrical engineering course (in English) at Karlsrhuhe, Rhine-Waal and Ravensburg-Weingarten universities of applied sciences. After doing a little ...
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Will Chinese students applying for PhD in the U.S. be affected by the relationship between China and the U.S.?

I am Chinese, and I plan to apply for the 2022 Fall PhD in the U.S. I am confident with my research caliber and experience. However, I am worried about whether the terrible relationship between the U....
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Why did Sci Hub stop uploading papers?

I looked at the most recent metadata (actually a compressed list of the DOIs of some 88 million publications) from the Sci-Hub project. None of the DOIs appear to be from later than 2021. I can ...
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Is there a python wrapper covering multiple scholarly resources API endpoints?

Question: Does anybody know of a Python Wrapper containing a number of the mentioned APIs listed by MIT? Context: I want to execute a systematic literature review, and apply bibliometrics/ citation ...
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Is there a book equivalent to « Good work if you can get: How to succeed in academia » but for European / UK academia?

I found Jason Brennan’s book very useful when applying to my PhD and planning long term about my academic career. However I am doing my PhD in Europe and although I’d like to explore US academia at ...
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How would graduate studies in Japan differ from those in the US, specifically for mathematics?

I have decided to make an academic transition from Electrical and Electronics Engineering into Mathematics after graduation. Although my first degree is from an Asian country it is a well accredited ...
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How to gain global trust from researchers

I am investigating properties of some material. However it seems that all of the research is inconclusive and material modified the same way but by different teams have different properties. Because ...
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What is the purpose of asking whether a prospective grad student would attend the program in the absence of financial aid?

I need financial support to join a specific university. There is a question in the Master's application that says "Will you be willing to join the program even if you didn't receive financial aid? " ...
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Do EPSRC-like Centres for Doctoral Training exist outside the UK?

I'm looking into starting a doctorate next Autumn and am currently exploring my options. I really like the program style of EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training which started sprouting around British ...
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Potential Plagiarism by a reviewer (that we recommended to PC chair)

I recently submitted a paper to a conference and received four positive reviews and one negative review. The negative reviewer did not want any discussion on the paper, so we contacted the program ...
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Free alternative to kahoot live quizzes?

Is there any free (ideally open-source) alternative to Kahoot for making live quizzes? I used to like Kahoot for live classroom quizzes, but recently they've changed their pricing model to only allow ...
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Is it possible to participate in Physics research during a gap year?

I recently finished my Bachelor's in Physics, graduating this past May. I have always had grad school as a goal. Currently, I am looking to do a Master's program and then hopefully move on to a PhD ...
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PhD supervision numbers by discipline

My faculty imposes some numerical "recommendations" for promotions. Instead of arguing this sort of recommendation is ridiculous, I think it is wiser to provide some evidence the recommended ...
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IEEE submission vs ArXiv Version with missing IEEE-statement

I've just got and corrected my revised paper. I submitted the revision to IEEE and I uploaded a newer version to ArXiv. BUT I made a mistake and the IEEE-disclaimer statement was regretfully missing ...
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Did any universities publish an official analysis on how successful remote learning has been during the pandemic?

Most universities around the world have now completed at least a year in remote-first mode due to the COVID pandemic. Some countries have been lucky enough to avoid/supress a major explosion of cases (...
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How to approach "potential benefits to society of proposed research" question on a grant application for a pure math project?

I have been writing a grant proposal, where it is based in the UK. I almost did most of the application, but I have no idea for the following parts: Benefits of Overseas Country: Describe any ...
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Post-doc for two (two-body problem): How to search, apply, and improve our chances?

My significant other and I are doing our PhDs in physics, and we both want to continue in academia and to stay together. He did his masters in a first-world country and I did mine in a third-world ...
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What to do if a postdoc I just started has practically no opportunities for self-directed research?

During the interview for a postdoc position, I was given the impression that there will be various opportunities to get involved in research other than the main job description of the postdoc, and ...
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Have US universities seen a significant increase in administrative workforces relative to academic activity?

I was recently made aware of a study (caveat: from 2014) indicating that, supposedly, US academic institutions have taken on non-academic staff at a much higher overall rate than the increase in the ...
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Research assistant in Germany. When is it possible to switch projects

I am a research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in Germany in a BMBF funded project. I just got an offer to join a project that has a longer runtime than my current project and offers more ...
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What is the conventional way of presenting combinations of things in a table?

For a paper I am writing, I need to name several combinations of things (specifically, certain combinations of mathematical equations/inequalities that impose specific constraints on certain variables)...
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Quitting PhD and graduating with an M. Phil

I could really use some advice right now. A few months ago I got out of a Ph.D and decided to submit for an M. Phil after 2 years in an incredibly damaging and hostile environment in a UK University. ...
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Professor submitted my letter of recommendation after I removed him

I had sent a reminder to the professor for submitting my letter of recommendation about two days before the deadline, but he didn't reply to me. He was highly unresponsive after initially agreeing. As ...
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How difficult is it to switch from non-tenure to tenure track in Japan?

There’s an opening for assistant and associate professorship in non-tenure track of maximum of 5 years. I’m currently living in Europe and my Japanese is basic level. I was wondering how difficult it ...
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Can we reference teaser images in our papers?

The conference I'm submitting my paper allows for teaser images. I want to reference the teaser image in the text. Is this usually allowed? If it is, what is the standard way of referencing it? I mean,...
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How many times can I apply for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship?

It is not clear to me how many times one can apply for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. I was told that I can apply for such fundings only two times. Is that information true? I couldn't find any ...
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My scientific data was used by my colleague without my permission in a IEEE paper, is this misconduct?

I am a scientist currently working on a project where there are several other partners. My job was to work with raw data, do analysis, create attributes, and prepare AI model. My other collegue's job ...
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Is it common for professors in The Netherlands to change institutions as they go up the ranks, or to speed up the promotion process?

I have heard that it is common for Assistant Professors or Associate Professors in The Netherlands to apply for positions at other Dutch institutions to improve their chances of promotion. Is this ...
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How to proceed with a problem with a professor and class structure as a whole

I am a teaching assistant for an introductory summer term class. I have not previously been a TA for this specific course, but have worked within this department and typically teach an accelerated ...
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Seeking Android PDF to voice app that can skip citations

I like to use a PDF to voice app to read papers aloud on walks. I used to use Voice Dream for iOS ($25) but recently switched to Android. Voice Dream is only for iOS. Voice Dream had a very useful ...
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What is satisfactory progress for a postdoc?

I am a first-year postdoc in the field of material science, and this is a new experience for me. The most difficult question here is self-evaluation. For example, during this year I have prepared an ...
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Does Google Scholar only index the "main" version of a paper (and therefore miss terms)?

When I perform the search "ND27760" in GS, it does not find this paper from the NIH PMC free collection which cites that term in the text. Here is one possible explanation. If I search GS ...
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How to answer an academic job interview question about how I will contribute to growth and sustainability of school / academic unit?

I am going to attend an academic job interview. In the email arranging the appointment, the university asked me to prepare a 10-minute presentation outlining how I will contribute to growth and ...
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Comprehensive document on the history of the university system

As an aspiring academic, I have been thinking a lot about why I want to be a university faculty, what my job is as a graduate student, and what role the academic community serves in the society-at-...
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What are appropriate measures to keep use of reference managers within the GDPR?

The GDPR (or national legislation implementing it) places requirements on anyone who processes personally identifiable data concerning residents of the EU and the UK. As per this question the GDPR ...
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Career options after Ph.D. Data Science in academia

What are the different options available to earn one's living, after completing PhD in Data Science, at the age of 50 or 55? I have completed my Masters in my early 40s and got a job from campus. My ...
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Why are my referenced papers not identified by Semantic Scholar and ResearchGate?

My paper lists 83 articles in the reference section. However, Semantic Scholar only identifies 5 of them. One of the 5 identified references, Jae S. Lim (1986), does not even appear in my article. ...
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How to respectfully "correct" my supervisor even though normally I'm the one who needs a lot of help?

TL;DR I have made little progress in the time I started working as a PhD student (few months) and I need a lot of help from my supervisor (the professor). I get the feeling that I - or my lack of ...
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How to deal with career anxiety and manage to remain concentrated on the matter in hand?

I am just over 30 years and about to finish my PhD. I will obtain my PhD from an EU country, and I must obtain residence permit to keep staying in EU. My thesis is almost a staple thesis which ...
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What national agency in Russia codifies research ethics?

I am coordinating the funding proposal for a joint Austrian–Russian research project. The proposal needs to briefly discuss compliance with relevant ethics regulations and guidelines, preferably not ...
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