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“Tables 1 and 2” or “Table 1 and 2” [closed]

In an academic thesis would you rather use "tables 1 and table 2" than "table 1 and 2"?
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Do I tell my teachers that I want them to change my seat because my classmates keep on telling me to sit next to them on exams and I can't say no? [closed]

I am the smartest (or nerdiest) person in my class and my classmates who I have spent a lot of my time helping during the school year, whether with homework or explaining parts they didn't understand ...
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Delayed decision after postdoc interview [closed]

I was interviewed on 17 Nov. The interview should be 45 minutes, but it actually took one hour. At the end of the interview, the PI promised that they will inform me the outcome in two days. But I ...
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Need advice on applying for new jobs as a tenured associate professor

I posted this on reddit, but I thought I would post it here as well in order to get as much advice as possible. I hope it is OK. I am a tenured associate professor who is applying for new jobs at ...
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Should I talk to my advisor on this?

I really need some advice on this. I don't trust the other PhD student in our group at all. Reasons; The first week I came, he bothered me with his questions 'What is your religion?, When I will go?, ...
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Is providing funding and minimal corrections to a paper enough to become an author in it?

Recently a researcher shared on Twitter I've reached that stage as a supervisor where the students have the idea, do the math, write the code, run experiments, draft the paper and I contribute by ...
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Can I deposit my manuscript in arXiv but I will not publish open access [duplicate]

I want to put my paper out in arXiv but due to money shortage I will not be able to publish open access, I chose subscription. Is it allowed to do this and publish preprint or not?
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What's the best way to inform a potential advisor that you are considering another program? [closed]

I was intending to stay at my undergraduate university to complete my graduate degree just out of convenience. However, over the last month it appears I may have a promising lead elsewhere and I would ...
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Are there situations when it is logical to include the today's value in a history paper?

I am writing some papers in History, 16th and 17th Centuries, where dollar amounts from that time came up, example: profit margins traders were making selling goods on a trail taxes/fees they were ...
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What's a reasonable length of unemployment after finishing my PhD?

I finished my PhD one month ago. I applied to post-docs and I received three firm offers. Those offers are interesting but are (i) not in the field I would ideally like working on, (ii) are not the ...
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Professor not Responding to Letter of Recommendation Emails - Is it Time to Look for an Alternative?

I am applying to graduate (doctoral) programs for this fall with the first deadlines for application materials being December 1st (as of writing this post it is November 19th). I asked a professor, ...
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Switching from formal to informal in email

I have contacted a supervisor (call him Dr Thomas Riddle) to chat about an advertised PhD project, writing Dear Dr Riddle, to which he replied with Hi Luis, and he signed off with Tom. In my ...
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Head of the department said statistics exams must be done without software, otherwise it's cheating. What can I do as a lecturer? [closed]

I am a statistics lecturer at a university. For midterms and short exams, I have students use software such as StatCrunch or Excel for computational questions, but not theoretical questions. The head ...
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Can I apply to grant as PI while I am postdoc in UK university?

I will start working as a postdoc at a university in the UK. I want to apply for a grant as PI and I am afraid to discuss this with my supervisor. Can I apply without telling him? The grant ...
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combination of MSCA Fellowship with a position of assistant professor

Can a MSCA Fellowship (IF/EF) be combined or cumulated with a position of Assistant Professor (only for some months)?
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Are university internal, password protected ANONYMOUS discussion forums truly anonymous? [closed]

Here I ask just about a university's internal password protected discussion boards. They are for university students and instructors. Because you must log in with your university details and password, ...
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Do I need a university affiliation to conduct and publish research? [duplicate]

I earned a master's degree in education from a respected US university about ten years ago. I completed a simple study with human subjects for my thesis. It was approved and well-received by my ...
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Does topic of Bachelor's dissertation matter when looking for a job?

I had to choose my dissertation topic, but due to some technical problems the wrong choice was selected. I wanted to know how much will it affect when I'm looking for a job. My major is accounting and ...
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Is it ethical to start PhD research in one group knowing I am very likely to want to switch to a different group next semester?

I am a PhD student in physics at a US institution. I've worked with a very good and supportive professor last summer in some area of research. The goal was to try a particular research group and see ...
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How to negotiate relocation expenses (for a postdoc in the UK) two months after I accepted the offer?

I was offered a UKRI funded position. It was advertised as two positions. I negotiated my salary given my experience and the PI refused. Since I am International, I was waiting for my visa so I ...
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Are there any journals in the area of humanities/media studies willing to publish translated articles? [closed]

Two years ago I have published a scholarly book in Polish, which is my native language. While I'm relatively satisfied with its' reception in Poland, I'd like for it to also reach international ...
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Possible red flags in a PhD interview?

So I've recently had a couple of PhD interviews that I was invited to. In the first one, there were several people present for my brief talk, after which they asked me some questions. Then most people ...
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asking professor for letter of reccomendation and then not using it

I just realized I'd like to apply for graduate school. This gives me about 1.5 weeks to get everything together. I think I have most things in order, but I need to ask professors for letters of ...
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Can I communicate two separate articles that use identical experimental test procedures but use different materials?

I am working on composite material modification with the combinations X + A + P and X + A + Q (where, X, A, P, Q are different materials). For both works, I used the same testing methodologies (...
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Asked for F grade voluntarily for a program elective. How does it affect my Phd Chances

I am a graduate masters student in the Computer Science Field in the final year of my masters program. Recently, in a particular elective course in which I had been doing quite well, I had a major ...
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Why do some professors state on their website to contact them prior to applying for admission to a PhD?

I've noticed some potential professors explicitly write to contact them prior to applying if interested in working with them. Why is that?
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How can I get my idea published as an undergrad student with no professors at my University whose research areas line up with my idea

I am an undergraduate computer science student. I have come up with a new machine learning algorithm which I would like to get published and I have no idea where to start. The research areas of the ...
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Writing Sample and Presentations in Mathematics Graduate Application

I am currently applying to graduate schools for a Ph.D in math. One of the schools to which I am applying has a section in which I can upload a writing sample. The description says "Please upload ...
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How do I interpret multiple meetings with a potential research advisor?

I have had one meeting with a potential research advisor that went really well. They want to touch base again and go over my work experience that is applicable to my research interests before I apply. ...
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I feel bad about rejecting a paper during review

I'm must declare at the very beginning that I'm a PhD student that suffers from major impostor syndrome, and very much feel very unconfident about myself or my abilities. That being said, I recently ...
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Reference request: Student-selected grading schemes?

I am interested in student learning. However, because I work in a university system, I generally need to assign a grade (A through F) to the students' work. So I need to assess student learning. I ...
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Is it OK to use a published article in a job application?

I am in the process of applying to some jobs, and part of the application process is the requirement to upload scholarly work. Does an author of a published article have the right to upload the ...
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Was I unreasonably left out of author list?

Two years ago, I was about three weeks (fortunately I keep notes) into a postdoc research position with a federal government organization, and I was excited to participate in a meeting with a federal ...
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How to remember what one studies, when there are a lot of things to remember

I'm currently pursuing my bachelor's in Mechanical engineering and I am facing this issue since a long time. I study a subject completely and then forget it overtime as I continue to study new ...
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Explaining slightly low grades in SOP for top schools

I'm a computer science student with a 3.8/4.0 trying to get into schools like MIT, Berkeley, etc. (at that tier) for their MS programs in CS. My undergrad school is a top 20 school (in the 10-20 range)...
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Google scholar doesn't index the peer reviewed version of my publication, but only the ArXiv version [duplicate]

I have submitted a version of my manuscript to the arXiv (https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.02340) and it was indexed within days on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?view_op=...
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What is the page limit for the Camera-Ready version of the paper? [closed]

My paper was accepted by a conference. The paper is limited to 11 pages at the time of submission. But now when I add author information, the paper becomes 12 pages. But I did not see the page ...
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On the request to see the content of the recommendation letters which are issued to support my tenure-track applications

I am applying for a tenure-track position in a university located in California. While sending the auto-request emails to my recommenders, I just noted that the following information is automatically ...
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Reconnecting with a previous professor then asking right away for a reference letter

I am in the process of applying for a Ph.D. and the application process requires several reference letters. Since I only have done significant work with only one supervisor so far in my Master's, I ...
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A potential supervisor asked for a Zoom meeting, then didn’t show up. What should my next step be?

A potential supervisor asked to speak with me over Zoom, and sent me a Zoom link. However, the day came and went, but they didn’t show up, and haven't replied to my emails (for about 5 days now, as of ...
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How does the academic community react to Single Author Research Papers

I am working on converting one of my projects to a research paper for a top-tier international conference. I am a bit confused about how people in the academic domain react to a conference paper with ...
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Is reusing the description of an example use case shared between two papers self-plagiarism?

I am currently working on two papers A and B to be submitted to different conferences. Paper A is already submitted and under review and I am currently writing paper B. They address different methods ...
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I am looking a journal named Moscow: Metallurgiya from 1971. Any Leads how I can find this journal?

I need this journal for my master thesis research as some of the relevant papers I am using have this journal as a reference. I need the edition from 1971. I have tried various Russian research sites ...
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Any guidelines as to what's a sufficient level of "being succinct" research papers?

Any guidelines as to what's a sufficient level of "being succinct" research papers? This confuses me, because it seems to me like "being succinct" is sold as an ideal ("a very ...
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Should I withdraw my paper because review is taking too long?

I submitted an article to a prestigious journal JCR Q1 about 20 months ago. It took more than 6 months for them to send the article for review. But it was worth it. The reviewers did a good job and ...
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Does one have to mention every single publication they have worked on, in their SOP? (PhD CS USA)

Background: Undergraduate applying to PhD CS programs in the US. I currently have quite a few posters/publications and manuscripts under review for a domain X. I have structured my SOP around the fact ...
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Can an H-1B holder work for a foreign institute? Does this affect the future application for permanent residency? [closed]

I am an H1-B holder working at a university. I was recently invited to join a research project in Europe as an external investigator (I will receive a small amount of salary). I consulted with the ...
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How can I communicate with my advisor over repeated revision of my undergraduate thesis?

I am an undergraduate student writing a thesis. I am stuck in a cycle of revisions and would like to be able to complete my thesis and move on to other things. I have both an advisor and co-advisor. ...
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Is there any single search portal over all open access scholarly materials?

I would like to find a search engine over open access materials of all kinds, but specifically from scholarly publishers. So to be clear, it could be a specialised encyclopedia or encyclopedia article,...
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Google Scholar says profile "was not found on this server"

I have 2 publications on my google scholar profile. I recently found that I had 2 google scholar accounts and deleted the old one. Now when I'm trying to search for my name on google and go into ...

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