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Do authors generally take the burden of arranging tables and images while submitting IEEE paper?

Consider the following bolded recommendation for arranging graphs and tables for an IEEE submission Because IEEE will do the final formatting of your paper, you do not need to position figures and ...
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What is the timeline for selection of propsective faculty? [closed]

I’ve noticed that in most opening ads for tenure-track faculty positions in the US, the deadline for submission of application is set close to December first, and the position starting date is set to ...
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What is the name of the knowledge visualisation that shows independent paths which occasionally converge at certain points? (photo inside) [closed]

If I had Data that looked like this: Path 1 - Green, Yellow, Orange Path 2 - Green, Purple, Blue, Maroon Path 3 - Green, Blue, Maroon, Red Path 4 - Green, Cyan, Grey, Magenta It could be visualized ...
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Should I abandon my PhD topic after a year?

After the first year and pretty much at the cusp of submitting my research proposal, I feel that my PhD topic and supervisor is far too technical. I had completed a masters that was closer to ...
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How do I make up for a mediocre undergraduate career in 2-3 gap years before a CS PhD?

Note on applicability of this question to others I’m aware of this post, which was closed for being too individual-specific. I’ve included information specific to me, but I wrote my questions to be ...
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How to name introductory statement for a research paper?

I have written a research paper and was told that I should include a preamble at the start explaining who had the idea for the project, who my supervisor was and the name of the company. My question ...
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Question on Figures in PhD Dissertations

I am in the early stages of thinking how to structure and write my dissertation. In the course of doing so, I have been spending a lot of time reviewing unpublished dissertations via my universities ...
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Not being paid for work contracted to institution when I am the sole worker

I work in a small, specialised, tech research team in a UK HE institution. I have recently been asked to do some consultancy work involving a separate institution. Although I will be the sole ...
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Does the country where you do a postdoc matter (irrespectively of other aspects)? [closed]

I am looking for postdocs, and I have different postdoc offers. I am really hesitating between different possibilities. Some of those offers are interesting, in a dynamic group and they are in eastern ...
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Should I reserve some results before my PhD

I am a mastering student. I want to pursue PhD and I have already submitted 3 articles to journals. Now I have some results about something. Should I wait until my PhD to publish? Here is the pros. If ...
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IEEE journal: Five weeks in "With Associate Editor" status [duplicate]

I submitted a paper in an IEEE journal five weeks ago and is still in "With Associate Editor" status. Does anyone had a similar experience? What does this situation could probably mean?
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Inconsistent Master's Thesis Feedback [closed]

I recently completed my Masters at a prestigious UK university and received feedback on my dissertation that is fairly inconsistent with what I have written. For example, the reviewer has asked me to ...
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My advisor disappointed me [closed]

Yesterday, I talked to my advisor about a student who was bothering me. She told me that she would not talk to that person about this topic, but no one could mobbing towards me. She talked to me ...
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Mention incomplete PhD in Europe in the Statement of Purpose for PhD in USA?

I started a PhD project in Europe. However, as the project was going in a direction quite different from what I had expected, I spoke to my supervisor and converted it into a research position for a ...
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Discussing the technical errors with referencing to unofficial experience

I would like to present and discuss the technical issues of used software, which crippled/damaged some of my final data during the data processing (Still I have a sufficient amount of data for the ...
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Can I list a grass-roots organisation as an academic affiliation?

Several astronomers are building up the grass-roots / volunteer organisation Astronomers for Planet Earth (raising awareness for the climate crisis from an astronomical perspective). Most, but not all ...
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Do I need to list any references for common knowledge?

When writing a book about a subject, if all your text is in your own words, and, contains only commonly known, fundamental, well established knowledge about the subject, which can all be seen in tons ...
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Drug therapies to get me back into thought work [closed]

Right now I'm on anti-psychotics and I can't do new mathematics; I actually have trouble reading books. I was wondering if modafinil would be a good drug to get me going again. Last year I had resumed ...
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How to make friends and socialise? [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student and recently returned to the office. Despite being back on campus, I haven't really made many friends and I often go the full day barely speaking to people. It's sad because I'm just ...
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Currently applying for postdocs: had a demotivating discussion with my supervisor [closed]

In my penultimate year of PhD I did not apply for postdocs. I decided to take this year as a gap year. I remember that before telling my supervisor, they were very encouraging, and told me I had very ...
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How long should I wait to contact an Editor-in-Chief if she told me she would contact soon but has not yet done so?

In another post, I mentioned that I have been waiting for a decision on a revised article for more than 11 months. During those months of waiting, I have contacted the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) twice to ...
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Filtering a phrase, for titles/abstracts, on MEDLINE doesn't find a paper, despite the exact phrase being in the title? [closed]

I'm doing a systematic review, and I'm checking to see if some papers that I know are important will be recovered by my search string. One of these papers is "Tutorial for Using Control Systems ...
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Should I do peer-review for a predatory conference? [duplicate]

As a first, I recently received an invitation to peer review for a predatory (or at least shady) conference - in contrast to the tons of unsolicited invitations to publish papers with their journals ...
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Semester Long Research Internship

I'm a non-US Computer Science Student enrolled in a bachelor's + master's integrated program at a top institute in Asia. I wanted to do a semester-long in-person research internship in the Fall of ...
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What should I do when a professor changes the interview time and doesn't write me back?

I am applying to US universities for Ph.D. so I wrote to some professors from X university. Actually, I wrote them at the beginning of this year but I was late for admission so I did not get any ...
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Follow up on an informal faculty offer?

About four weeks ago I interviewed a university (outside the U.S.) for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The head of the department scheduled a meeting with me the next day, gave me a ...
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Working in quantitative finance before engineering phd

This might be sort of a weird/rare situation (more common to have gap years in regular engineering industry/research labs), but how would the following be perceived- Engineering undergrad with good ...
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Are "short bios" at the end of a letter of recommendation the new thing?

I noticed that a recent teaching faculty candidate's LORs from an institution outside the US all had not-so-short and shamelessly hagiographic "short bios" appended onto the end. One went ...
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What are some examples of research papers that are very generally viewed as "well-written"? [closed]

What are some examples of research papers that are very generally viewed as "well-written"? And by "generally" I refer to something which is not dependent so much on "...
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What is the best procedure to exit academia as a postdoc?

I'm a postdoc based in Europe working in a theoretical/computational field with a background in physics and am considering leaving academia. There are various reasons for this, but most importantly I ...
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Is it a good idea to ask my postdoctoral mentor for a recommendation letter when they have extended my contract yet do not seem impressed by me?

I am a postdoctoral fellow, working in a rather prestigious institute in Asia, for about a year. To be frank, I was rather surprised to get a position here, as many people here have spent at least ...
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What should I do ideally to recharge during a PhD?

I have been working on my PhD for fourteen months now. I had a break only for four days before my PhD. I was busy with my master's thesis before that. During the PhD, I have had breaks for 3 weeks ...
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Applying for a physics Master's in a European university with intention to do Ph.D. in the same group?

I intend to apply to European Master's programs in theoretical physics, and I've got my bachelor's degree in my country Thailand. I also would like to continue my Ph.D. on my master's thesis subject, ...
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Dealing with a Very Low Math Subject GRE Score

I am a senior studying math at a private research university. It isn't an Ivy League school by any means, but it is a good school with, as far as I have experienced, a good undergraduate mathematics ...
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9 vs 12 months distributed pay options and quiting your job before the end of the school year

What if you opt for the 12-month pay but quit your position before the end of an academic year? (For example, give 30-days notice in December). Do you forfeit your 3 months of distributed pay that ...
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How many competing papers can be expected for a topic? [closed]

How many competing papers can be expected for a topic? Assuming that papers should be competed for, since as in a free market, the competition should lead to better outcomes, right? So then, when one ...
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Is there any role of Assignments & Quizes in research?

I'm a graduate student and soon be a Ph.D. student in Physics. The semester is about to end. We have been given too many assignments throughout the semester that we don't get time to read the topic ...
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Is it OK to have side projects during grad school and how can I get on?

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. I am very happy with my current research topic but I would like to have some side research. Is it OK? And in case it is, how do people get those projects?
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Getting a LOR without any mention of the work in the SOP

Background: CS Undergrad applying to CS PhD Programs. I have an internship experience under a HOD of a department in my university. The work was on computer vision, there was a paper published at a ...
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Should I say "I" in a paper, as the sole author? [duplicate]

I am the sole author of a paper which I would like to publish in a journal. Is it better to use "I" for example "In this paper, I present xyz" Or is better to avoid "I" ...
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How to respond to and rebut a truly ridiculous insulting review? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal and it was reviewed by a single reviewer. This reviewer's report is honestly ridiculous. Among other things, they ask for extending the window of analysis, ...
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Amount of Grading Done By Professors at Teaching-Focused Universities [closed]

In the future, I'm thinking about applying for tenure-track positions in Computer Science at teaching/undergraduate focused institutions. The kinds of places that usually have 3-3 teaching loads and ...
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Job experiences in motivation letter

I'm a master's CS student, and I'm about to write a motivation letter for the study abroad program. I worked for almost three years as a junior software developer, and during my bachelor's studies, I ...
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I need to write papers and publish but my supervisor wants me to do lab duties

I am doing my PhD since 2019 in the subject of molecular biology. I am at the end stage of my PhD. Despite the harsh beginning, I put really a lot of effort to become very good in laboratory work and ...
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Harvard referencing - Multiple Authors

I am using Harvard referencing for my thesis draft, however, I am a bit confused with how to cite multiple authors (4 or more) in the bibliography. Specifically, I have been finding contradicting ...
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How do i solve two coupled nonlinear PDEs through Mathematica? [migrated]

these are two relativistic fluid governing equations ∂_t (γe)+∂_x(γev)=0 γ∂_t(γv)+∂_x[(γv)^2/2]=-(C/(1+C))*∂_x[log(e)] where γ=1/sqrt(1-v^2) is Lorentz factor,v=v(x,t) is three velocity,e=e(x,t) is ...
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Can I use one graph of mine in two publications without citing?

I am a researcher working in the field of Catalysis. I was working on two seperate reactions (suppose R1 and R2) which were supposed to be the part of two seperate publications. Reaction R1 has been ...
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Different Styles for Parenthetical vs Narrative format in Mendeley, Harvard referencing

My Supervisor has pointed out that Harvard requires different in-text citation styles based on whether it is in Narrative style or Parenthetical. e.g. It has been emphasised that good referencing is ...
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How do I break into Genetics, specifically Genetics relating to Psychology

While at University, I studied Biology and found that Genetics was what I was most interested in. I found, however, that most if not all Biology courses focus on plant genetics and crop growth. This ...
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Academic integrity and plagiarism issue related to an idea. How to handle and communicate?

In 2018, I shared an idea with an assistant professor from another university. I shared this because this is an idea many people are working on and are developing approaches to solve it. My PhD ...

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