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How can I present the general conclusion of a research paper?

I want to present the conclusion of a foreign language research paper (english) in my masters thesis (french). I hesitate between two approaches : Presenting the general conclusion of the paper while ...
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Noam Chomsky's first article (written at age 10)

There are numerous online references (for example here, here and here) to Noam Chomsky's first article, which was written at age 10 (in 1939) and was about the spread of Fascism following the fall of ...
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What to do if my PhD advisor does not care about my field and consequently about me and my thesis?

My advisor used to work with A LOT of different fields and topics, but just one had good chances of grant money. I started to work with her studying a topic that it´s not "the chosen one", ...
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My undergraduate research was published but I do not know what my authorship level is. How do I find out?

I recently published my undergrad research in Information Theory at this conference called IEEE ISIT 2022. I looked up the published paper, and my name is at the first and then the other authors' ...
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Routine for effectively proofreading accepted paper

When I am fortunate enough to have a paper get accepted for publication, I often dread the final round of proofreading before I submit the LaTeX source files. Often, I read the paper start to finish ...
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Cover letter to article submitted by someone besides the corresponding author

My supervisor has asked me to submit an article that was already worked on before I joined our university. The journal requires that a cover letter be submitted, but since I have contributed minimally ...
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Can I mention the same experience in 2 sections on my cv?

I am an incoming physics PhD student. A few weeks ago I participated in organizing a summer school at my current university and delivered a small lecture. I would like to include this experience on my ...
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Is it possible to publish bad data from an accidently failed experiment?

We performed a very complicated measurement in the high-energy physics field and now as a PhD, I am doing the data analysis. The setup has two detectors, one of which broke. Therefore, we only have ...
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Scientific writing: attributing actions to inanimate objects

I have always believed that sentences such as This (paper/report/section/work/chapter/...) describes ... should be avoided in scientific work, as they attribute an action (describing) to an ...
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Does MDPI systematicly choose new reviewers after each round in order to speed up the process?

I wrote a detailed and long review on the first round and requested a minor or major revision. Then after 1 or 2 weeks I got a mail notification that the paper is published. I never had the chance to ...
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As a Computer Engineering / Computer science major, i am quite anxious and embarrassed of my mathematical aptitude

Respected Academics, i hope you can help shed some light and hopefully provide some guidance. To start off, i want to clarify that i love computers since a very early age. I used to game from a very ...
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Are UK PhD studentships provided by PI grants or by their departments?

I have been recently accepted a lecturer position in a UK-based institution (which is supposed to be started in a couple of months). I had a discussion with my current postdoc supervisor (in a North ...
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Can a novel and potentially important observation be published without the scaffolding of an entire theory or experiment?

I have what I feel is a novel and potentially helpful observation in the field of neuroscience, which connects it to another field, but it is just that - an observation. If this needs to become ...
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Re-submission to another journal - should I include old review reports in light of the editorial board

I am new to this forum and although I have found comparable questions (Can I submit the anonymous referee report from a previous submission to another journal together with my manuscript?), none seem ...
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How to make the best of bad PhD rotation?

I am in my first PhD rotation. I wanted to ask everyone if my current experience is normal. I have been rotating in the current lab for less than a month. My rotation advisor is very nice and she is ...
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Potential problems with a research advisors with whom you have never taken a course

There is a particular professor who I would like to supervise a summer research project (summer 2023), which is a necessary component of my MA program, since we share similar research interests. I ...
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What's worse, failing or be approved with a bad grade? [closed]

I am in a very bad situation and would like some advise and claryfy a doubt. I had a very troubled semester and I will probably fail most of the classes. It was an exception, but I can't save this ...
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Asking advisor to become co-author

I am a math PhD student in the US, and my advisor had given me a semi-ambitious thesis problem a couple of years back. He helped me understand the problem, helped shoot down all my wrong ideas over ...
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Can/should I mention other peer reviewers' comments in my revision review?

In my field, it's common that once the first round of reviews are complete and the manuscript is revised, the revised document includes detailed responses to all peer reviewers' comments. There are ...
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How to understand this schedule of a special issue?

I need to publish a paper before the end of this year and found an announcement with these details: Submission deadline: 14 July 2022 Final manuscript due: 1 November 2022 Tentative publication date: ...
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How can I use parentheses when there are math parentheses inside?

I want to write the following sentence: The space O(X) (O(Y)) has functions defined on it as g(x)–f(x) (g(x)–f(x)). By which I mean: The space O(X) has functions defined on it as g(x)–f(x) and the ...
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Is there any difference in weight in the case of 3-years and a 4-years Ph.D.s?

Suppose two candidates are applying for the same position with more or less similar research backgrounds and topics. One has a 3-year Ph.D. degree (say, from Swansea University, Wales, UK); the other ...
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How to find journals that only require a PDF for their final submission? [closed]

Almost all journals I have published so far have required either Word or LaTeX source files after acceptance (but with present-day OCR technology it is straightforward to generate Word or LaTeX files ...
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How to admit that the cited source is lost? [duplicate]

I am trying to replicate a certain paper, which derived an important formula based on five other papers. In order to do a correct replication with insight into sources of error, I need to gather all ...
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Should I place an accepted but not yet published/presented paper in my CV? [duplicate]

I was notified that my paper has been accepted for publication and presentation on November. As I'm currently applying for a Master's degree, I believe that this will increase my chances of getting ...
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What should I do when someone publishes a paper based on results I already posted on the internet?

I posted new theorems and proofs on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Weeks later, someone else submitted the same results to a Springer journal and the paper was accepted. How can a publisher like Springer ...
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Poor Grades in CS Masters, Applying for Biology PhD [duplicate]

Thank you for your help in advance. I am considering PhD programs in the biology of aging. I am a 2020 college graduate with a Chemistry BA from a top 25 university in the US. During this time, I ...
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Why is it that sometimes in bibliography, DOI information is added?

When I'm casually browsing through bibliography section of preprints, sometimes I find that an author will also include the DOI information in the citation. For example, I just picked a random Arxiv ...
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Motivation for a Professor to be the first author of a paper when collaborating with their own student

I am a graduate student focused on a subdivision of theoretical physics. When I am browsing papers, I find out an interesting case about the author's name ranking: Let's assume there is a professor A ...
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Is it ok to have different decimal places when presenting different data in a paper?

I want to present my data with standard errors. The two might not be in the same order. Can I use different decimal places in one paragraph/paper like the below example? Or should I keep the same ...
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What are the (dis)advantages of holding two positions at different institutions?

Multiple affiliations are not uncommon in academia but often the second/nth affiliation is in name only. My question is about double affiliation where a person has active employment in both ...
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Editor deems my paper not suitable in present form; what should I do next?

After a few months of wait, I received a brief response from a high-ranked physics journal regarding my manuscript: "The [Referee's] comments suggest that the present manuscript is not suitable ...
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How much do for-profit companies pay for journal subscriptions?

We have these figures for universities: Reference for annual journal subscription costs paid per university? Do we have similar figures for companies (in theory, the ultimate end user)? For example, ...
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How many revisions are too much for a submitted manuscripts?

I have submitted a manuscript to a journal. The journal can let me revise the manuscript. In total, I have revise it 5-6 times. I am wondering, will too much revision hurt my chance of being accepted? ...
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Citing data taken from a data compilation

The authors of a review paper have compiled about 50 measurements of the same quantity, each of them produced by a different experiment. They have included a table with all those measurements in a ...
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How to refer to unpublished work done by one author in a collaborative paper?

A group of 5 colleagues and I are working on a collaborative education paper. We are compiling our various unique efforts and describing them within the context of a larger theme in this paper. How ...
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Seeking advice regarding masters programs in US

Background I have just completed my second year as an undergraduate in Computer science and Artificial Intelligence from India. I have developed a keen interest in mathematics and particularly ...
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How to Plot graphs like this [duplicate]

I'm working on a research project related to Geomagnetic storms, I want to plot my graphs like this, which platform will be good for plotting my time series data. I have knowledge of MATLAB, PYTHON ...
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How can I access an eBook or an article?

I come from a part of the world where neither I nor my institutional library can afford to access certain eBooks, not because of any imposed restriction but because of a lack of funds. It is quite ...
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Can I cancel a university offer acceptance in Canada? [duplicate]

I just received an offer from an Ontario university for a post-graduate program and it requires me to reply very soon. However, I also have a professor at another university who is very likely to give ...
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How to find the opportunity for a PhD visiting research? [closed]

I am a Ph.D. student in my third year. I was hoping to find an opportunity to do visit research in some other universities. Are there any suggestions on the way to find an opportunity?
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Should I change my phd supervisor?

I'm currently starting my phd program in theoretical physics, specifically in quantum gravity. I completed my masters studies in exactly the same field, under the supervision of Professor X. During ...
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How can i know the fees of the publication

I need to find the journals that don't take fees for publication in Elsevier. how can I know if the journal I find needs fees or not, please?
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How can I find a mentor (not a supervisor)?

I am a first-year PhD student. My lab is very small and quite disconnected in terms of research from other groups in my department (we're interdisciplinary, the other groups are not) There are some ...
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Having your name added to a research paper

If I conduct experiments including behavioral tests and laboratory tests and I analyse data. I also proof-read and help writing said research paper that later goes on to get published. Is it ...
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Being a peer reviewer: does it positively affect the chance of getting a Ph.D. admission?

Does anyone know how being a journal peer reviewer affects the chance of getting a Ph.D. admission? Note that I majored in mechanical engineering. I've published a few papers in some prestigious ...
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2nd Year Mathematics (Europe), my Uni results are declining. How do I improve higher level mathematics problem solving abilities?

Context: I am a final year BSc. Math student (Europe). I got some decent results in my first year, top of the class in Calculus I and II (with simple proofs), good results on basic Linear Algebra (...
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Abstract published but no link to full paper

I just came across this publication (link below) in the AHA journal. it has a summary/abstract of the research but no link to the full research paper. Would anyone be able to explain the reasoning ...
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Mathematical manuscript flaws between major revision and reject

For mathematical manuscripts, what makes the editor opt for a rejection rather than major revisions and vice-versa? Usually, the editor determines the gravity of the mistakes within the manuscript. If ...
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How are exercises in Senior Year Undergraduate Textbooks meant to be treated?

I am studying Averill M Law's "Simulation Modeling and Analysis". It has 30 questions as exercises for Chapter 1. But our exams never ask for such things. They used to ask "exercises/...
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