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Can I dedicate my dissertation to my previous advisor?

My dissertation advisor & Chair was professor A. He all of a sudden was severely ill and left the program right before I proposed my dissertation study. I built the study under his supervision, ...
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What am I in the gap between PhD and postdoc?

I have recently defended my PhD (though not technically graduated as in not had a ceremony yet) and am applying for funding for my postdoc. I have a mentor for the postdoc and even though I am not ...
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What is meant by “Study Track”?

I’ve been looking for master’s programmes on university websites for a while and a couple of times, I’ve come across “Study Track” written in front of the programmes like English Studies [Study Track]....
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Publish related articles in the same journal or in different journals?

I have done a lot of research on curling numbers, which is a particular niche of combinatorics. There have only been two earlier publications on curling numbers, both in the Journal of Integer ...
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Should tables have variables in columns or rows? [closed]

Should tables in scientific research have each independent and dependent variable be constrained to a column or a row?
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Google scholar can't index my new article. What should I do? [duplicate]

I have a paper published on a good journal, but after more than 1 months it is still not indexed by Google Scholar. All other papers from the same volume (November) can be found in GS, just my single ...
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Revised manuscript sent to a new referee after editor hearing back from one referee: What's the possible reason?

Early this year, we submitted a manuscript to a journal and heard the revision suggestions back very quickly from two referees. Both the two referees suggest some revision while remaining generally ...
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How to organize a journal article with unexpected findings [closed]

I'm struggling with how to present a research article. The research questions were along the lines of "Does the difference between X and Y predict Z?" It turns out that the difference ...
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After I chose a preferred referee for a submitted paper, is it un ethical to drop an email to the referee saying that I suggested their name?

I journal I recently submitted a paper to asked me to suggest two referees, which I did, with explanation of why I picked them as referees. While I was writing the paper, I had informal email ...
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As a currently unaffiliated author, what option should I choose for submission with Journal of Multivariate Analysis? [closed]

I'm currently unaffiliated (but soon will be). I'm submitting a manuscript at the Journal of Multivariate Analysis (JMVA), and it shows me these two options: I think the first option is out of the ...
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How to finish my medical training in the UK as an immigrant?

I was studying in medical university in Russia for two years and was in the top of my class, but circumstances led me to Wales, UK around 4 years ago (I'd soon be eligible to apply for a UK ...
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Matching Postdoc to Graduate Research (Quantum Computing / Physics)

I defended last month, got my PhD and am about to run out of funding. I've been applying to postdocs for close to a year and have only had one near-hire (something happened with their funding) and ...
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Can I get admission in Germany for Masters if my university is not there in the Anabin database?

My college is affiliated with a university recognised by Anabin. But my college on its own is not recognised there. Would it cause any problem with my admission for Masters in Germany?
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Should I accept an unpaid TA position?

I am a fourth-year undergraduate math major. I come from a not-so-big school, where the mathematics department is not funded that well. Recently, a professor asked if I would be interested in becoming ...
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When applying to a university do you apply to just the college or only the specific program/major you are interested in [closed]

For example: Do you apply to NYU or only Stern specifically (if you're doing business). Stern obviously has a lower acceptance rate than NYU itself. Same for Wharton and UPenn.
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How to tell reviewers that I can't update my results

I spent a lot of time during my post-doc doing a big-data analysis using cloud credits paid for by a grant. I got the research conducted, written up, and submitted to a journal. The modeling I did ...
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Can I directly cite a picture from Medium? [duplicate]

I'm writing my thesis and there is one picture from medium I want to use https://shreyusp.medium.com/multi-task-learning-f3ba67eaa836 It is Figure 1: Hard and Soft Parameter Sharing. Can I directly ...
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Is my paper "better" or "worse" than the journal it is published in?

Is there a pseudo-quantitative way to determine from the impact factor, Cite score, or similar, whether an article I published in a journal is an "(under/over)performer" with respect to the ...
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Adding group pictures at the end of a Thesis

Is it okay to include the classic group pictures from conferences, workshops and colleagues at the end of a thesis for memory reasons?
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Resolved: changing name on online abstract after legal name change

I am an undergraduate at a US university. I have a first author publication that I worked really hard for: both data collection and creation and the actual paper itself. However, as I am an immigrant, ...
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Can I use other people's data for comparison?

I have done an experiment on fake news detection. Now I want to use other approaches' experiment results for comparison using the same data set. Do I need to redo their experiment to obtain the ...
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PhD student paid from NSF grant also working side job as independent contractor

I am a PhD student in the US that is currently paid as a grad research asst. from my advisor's NSF grant full time (100% FTE) during the summer and 1/2 time (50% FTE) during the school year, with the ...
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What does "Check the proof of theorem x" mean as a comment from a referee on a mathematical paper?

In the reviewers comment. A comment from one of the referees was as follows "Check the proof of theorem x" Does this mean the theorem is wrong, it should be just rechecked for typos or is it ...
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Faculty member whose research is the same as their PhD thesis

In mathematics, suppose we have a PhD who worked on a very spefic topic X during their PhD thesis. When they become a postdoc, they'll likely work on the same thing or related subjects. However, let's ...
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Strategy as a PhD student for earning good letters of recommendation in 1-3 years

I'm a PhD student in a 3-4 year program (UK), nearing the end of my first year. I want to stay in academia, so I want to have good LORs. I was wondering how to earn good LORs that I may need in 1....
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Where should I host software for individual papers?

I'm a teen who's writing a paper on Poisson-Disc distribution over the summer for fun, and I wanted to distribute the software I used for the simulations to maintain scientific integrity. Obviously I ...
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What to write in a motivation letter where the template says "In a few lines, specify your professional project"

My program is structured such that I have to do two years at one institution, then transfer to a different institution for the third and final year. I am now finishing the second year and filling out ...
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Former advisor/coauthor not answering emails

I am a PhD student and my masters advisor is not replying to my emails. Why is he not replying? When I was in the masters program he and I published a paper on a big journal. I am the first author. ...
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Postdoc with home country grant (Finland) [duplicate]

Do national labs (ex, PNNL)in the US accept international postdocs that come with funding from their own government (Finland)?
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Technical questions about submitting a revised manuscript

I have recently submitted my first (math) manuscript to a Springer's journal, and received an answer that major revisions are needed, together with two reviewer reports. I revised my manuscript ...
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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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Editors, having a initial idea about the final decision from the first look at the paper?

The first type of review a manuscript gets when submitted is the internal review done by the editor, who is in general an expert in the field. Given their expertise, can an editor have an initial ...
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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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Should I color the edited sentences in a minor revision?

My paper has been accepted with minor revision. When I revise the paper, should I mark the edited sentences by using a different color like for a major revision?
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Problem with adding PhD co supervisor [closed]

I just started my PhD in physics. It has been 6 months. I have had a mentor for sometime and I have wanted to add him as a co-supervisor. My university told me he cannot be added as a co-supervisor ...
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Can I decline a PhD offer after deferral, and how to communicate with my professors for reapplying other PhD programs?

I got a PhD offer from a US university (the same university I completed my undergrad degree), and I asked for a deferral earlier this year (as I'm planning to do a one-year master's program at a UK ...
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Can semanticscholar do exact title search?

I tried to search a paper using semanticscholar with exact titles. But it seems that it just treated the title as a list of keywords and gave only irrelevant results. Is that possible to have ...
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Should a meaningless novelty be considered a novelty?

Is a useless novelty still considered a novelty? I am reviewing a paper and the method is meaningless. But the authors used somewhat creative methods (I mean it is their own method) that suggest their ...
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Conference scam verification [duplicate]

Planning to attend a Global exchange conference on mental health, Wellbeing and leadership sam or not ? I have called the venue and the verify but I cant be too careful https://...
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manuscript submission related query [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to an Elsevier journal. Its status changed directly to "Decision in progress" from "with the editor' and has remained in that status for 5 days now. What can be the ...
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Is PostDoc fellowship considered a job or a degree?

I am wondering if a Postdoctoral fellowship is considered a job or a degree in the academia to the private-sector employer by the Visa-issuer country ?
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Manuscript rejected for no reason after revision. Elsevier

After submitting to one of the journals in Elsevier recently, we got a response as following: I think the manuscript can be improved and should be resubmitted, but the changes will probably take too ...
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When do I get the notification for the final acceptance? [duplicate]

Does the paper that was accepted by the editor and transferred to the reviewers not mean that the paper got the final acceptance? Or can the reviewers still reject the paper?
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Doing a postdoc anywhere except USA even worth it toward becoming a professor?

If your main goal is to become a professor in a fairly ranked university anywhere in the developed world. Will completing a postdoc in any country except the USA (namely: Australia, China, Japan, ...
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Is it worth getting a second masters in data analytics/science while pursuing a Ph.D. in STEM Education? [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to begin my Ph.D. in STEM education at the same institution I just received my Masters in Biology at. During my masters I finished all but two classes I need for my PhD (which ...
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Leading a campus ministry group addressing pornography addiction while also serving as a professor

Context: I am a math professor at a small Christian college in the US. Shortly after starting my undergraduate education, I made choices that lead me to an addiction to internet pornography, and that ...
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Can someone with low master's grades be accepted to a scholarship for phd program? [duplicate]

I have a bachelor's degree in mathematics with grade 15.5/20 and M1+M2 degrees together 12.2/20. (French system university) (M2 degree in differential geometry and geometric control). I want to apply ...
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Should I add the Acknowledgement in the pre-final version of a (PhD) thesis already? Or wait after I got the feedback from my supervisor? [duplicate]

Should I add the Acknowledgement in the pre-final version of a (PhD) thesis for proofreading already? Or wait after I got the feedback from my supervisor?
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Shall I ask for coauthorship?

I and my advisor (both theorists) used to have a nice collaboration with experimentalist A on paper X a few years ago. A and I were the co-first authors. A few months ago A came to us again on a ...
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How to organize a social visit to a department?

I'm going to a foreign city to meet a friend, and while I'm there I figure I might as well visit the local university and talk to the researchers in my field (astronomy) to find out more about what ...
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