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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Tiers" of mathematicians [closed]

I was once told by a very good teacher in high school that there are three tiers of mathematicians: Bottom tier proves theorems, middle tier proposes new methods, top tier invents new fields. Is there ...
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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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Innovative uses for a large donation for my department

Thanks to a large donation by a generous donor, my department has an "institute" that they use to host seminar speakers, subsidize student travel, support postdocs, and host social ...
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Is it acceptable to reject my PhD offer after accepting it?

At the start of the year, I applied to five PhD in AI programmes at top UK universities. With the help of a supervisor, I received an offer from one of the universities and was rejected by three ...
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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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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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Is writing IT how-to articles relevant experience for engineering CV?

I am a mechanical engineering PhD student doing computational research. I recently had an assistantship which consisted of helping the university IT office install engineering software on our Linux ...
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Cite a Google Scholar Book in Research Paper [closed]

I'm writing a research paper and I found that a book on google scholar that I want to cite. Can I do that? I can add the the google scholar link to my citation.
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Finished MMath in 2018. Should I undertake a MSc in Statistics to evidence prerequisite knowledge for a Statistics PhD?

I graduated with an MMath degree in 2018 and am interested in applying for a PhD in Statistics. However, I don't have a Statistics MSc and have been outside of formal undergraduate maths education for ...
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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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My supervisor is forcing me to change my PhD thesis to masters after 4 years of my PhD and passing all of exams, is that possible? [closed]

I am student in one of Australia Universities, my PhD supervisor is forcing to change my thesis from PhD to masters and this after 4 years of my candidature after passing all of my exams of ...
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My university is forcing me to take required classes at a different campus, which will be very expensive to me. Do I have any recourse?

I am a 4th year undergraduate physics major. At the beginning of my college career, I made a spreadsheet showing which classes I would take each semester. My advisor told me every semester that the ...
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Several mistakes in published work: Advice

I am a beginning scholar. I recently published my first article in my field in a very good journal. The peer review went incredibly smoothly with basically no need for revisions (one reviewer gave a ...
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Does a Dissertation need to be one big cohesive story?

I'm late into my 5th year of study. The first project I worked under as a graduate student lasted 2 years and I published 1 paper and presented at a handful of conferences. The advisor for this ...
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How can I get the list of common references from different scientific articles? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding a literature review for my research. I would like to know if there is a way to get the list of common references to different articles automatically. Example: I have these ...
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How do I cite a translation of a classical author (greek philosopher) in my thesis

I want to cite a quote by Seneca at the start of my economics thesis: It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. Here is an ...
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Abstract accepted for full paper development; how to report it in a CV?

My proposal for a book chapter call for papers has been accepted, and I'm now writing the entire paper. I want to report in my CV. Is it appropriate? If yes, how can I do it? I'm thinking of creating ...
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To what extent would my nationality and my research topic impact my chance to get research grants in the UK?

As a new lecturer in a UK university, I am willing to apply for an EPSRC "First Investigator Award". The (STEM) topic I have in mind is kind of related to autonomous nuclear operations. I ...
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What it really means when my research guide says I was a serious student [closed]

I have completed my masters degree and moving out of my institute. I sent my research guide a thank you note. In return, he told me that I was a serious student and my final presentation was good. But ...
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(How) Can I switch from field X to field Y after getting my PhD?

I am an early-career academic: I am finishing / finished with grad school, but have not yet found a permanent position. My work so far has been in field X, but I would like to move forward in field Y. ...
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Will publishing two papers in a short succession on the same topic raise eyebrows?

I work in Theoretical CS for context. There is this problem A I've been working on for the past year and wrote and submitted a paper X 3 months ago on a new bound we proved for A. I just recently (...
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Industry job right after PhD: will it affect my chances for a postdoc in the future?

I just graduated with my Ph.D. in Physics from a highly reputed (although not top 10) university in the U.S. My dissertation research was in optics and photonics. I am currently looking for jobs and ...
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How does someone produce journal papers while working on a PhD thesis?

A Ph.D. researcher has a research topic to work on for 3-5 years. He is supposed to produce a dissertation by completing research on his Ph.D. research topic. However, he also produces individual ...
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Academic Independence: Interaction with your Line Manager?

I am a University Postdoc (got my PhD a couple of years ago). Many of the fellowships/grant applications require that the new "sponsor" is different from my line manager. The line manager ...
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Recommended ways to arrange celebrations in the lab when getting papers/grants accepted

Whenever we get a grant funded or papers accepted, I congratulate lab members who worked on the project, yet I normally do not organize dinner or parties. I respect the decision of others to celebrate ...
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Can I submit a research proposal (originally made for a PhD) for postdoc fellowship under different PIs?

I made a research proposal for a PhD position. I was able to secure a conditional offer from a UK university but did not secure funding as the UK prof did not fund my project. After completing my PhD ...
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How should I mentor a PhD student?

I am a postdoc and I would like to know how to mentor PhD students: Goal: Make the student as productive as possible so that he can reach his highest potential and provide us as much results as ...
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Can I write from a personal perspective in my bachelor thesis?

I currently finish my bachelor thesis in computer science. And sometimes I wonder if I write too personal, since my thesis should be an academic piece. More specific, I wrote a computer program (which ...
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Ethical implications of using scraped e-mail addresses for survey

I have an interesting (in my mind) experiment in mind: it entails e-mailing hundreds or thousands of corresponding authors, asking them to voluntarily fill out a short survey about their work. I would ...
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Title for a non-PhD researcher?

I do not have a PhD, nor am I pursuing one, in the United Kingdom. What title could I be given, if I worked as a paid researcher at a university, but I was not a PhD student or PhD graduate? The level ...
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Submitting revised manuscript long before due date

I have submitted a manuscript five months ago and received the first decision of the journal which was "Major revision". The first reviewer recommended accept after major revision. His ...
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How long will I receive the conferred letter after my phd thesis's corrections have been accepted by examiners? [closed]

I'm a UK phd student. I've heard from my supervisor that examiners have accepted the corrections of my phd thesis, which is really a piece of good news but still can't release my panic, because I need ...
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How is the section in the evaluation called where you discuss the practical use of an artifact?

my supervisor recommended me that I add a section that discusses the application of the artefact that I previously evaluated in a research environment in a real-world use case. I should use runtime (...
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