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Do French master's programs let you choose an advisor at a different institution?

I am about to begin my second master's degree in math in France. I am not from France; I did my first master's in my country. In my course, master's thesis is in 2nd semester but I want to start ...
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Is there a database of free-of-charge open access peer reviewed journals?

I'm trying to get papers published but I live in a poor Eastern European country and don't have the means to pay for peer review. Or not for all of the reviews, to be more specific. Yet, I want them ...
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How to secure a faculty job at a university when the hiring committee doesn't like you for personal reasons?

I applied for an tenure-track assistant professor job at my Alma mater but got rejected. One of the professors on the searching committee later told me that I am more qualified for the job than the ...
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Details on MSCA projects

Recently I saw an advertisement for a phd position within an MSCA doctoral network. I know the title of the network project as well as the grant number. Is it possible to get the details of all the ...
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Can the editor be the referee at the same time? [duplicate]

According to what I know, the standard procedure of reviewing an article is the editor to skim the article first, then find the referee(s), then the referees review the article, write the report, and ...
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Applying to a different job in the same department when I have a fixed-term contract

I currently have a one year fixed term contract in the department where I studied for my PhD. It is due to finish in April. It is not ideal for my career development as it involves no opportunities ...
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How to study theoretical physics deeply but efficiently?

I'm currently starting a phd program in theoretical physics, specifically in quantum gravity, but I have a problem with my self-study method. For me, it is always better to study things by myself ...
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How to check if a person is faculty - confusing titles in UK academia

I am a master's student in physics, from outside the UK and I'm not familiar with the academic hierarchy/titles in the UK. I am working (remotely) with an academic from a prominent UK university, and ...
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Determining Specific Contribution of an author in a Research Paper

If a paper is written by multiple authors, say in mathematics, where it is clear who did what, is there a way to find the specific contribution of an author? For example, say a person name Paul Erdős ...
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Is there any use in obtaining a Master's degree on the way to PhD?

I'm doing a PhD in two fields in the US (a joint PhD), and I expect to finish it in two years. I only hold a bachelor's degree from a European university. There is an option of getting a Master's ...
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Academic career without travel

I haven't really traveled since the Spring of 2020, and I will unlikely to do so within the next year or longer (not counting local visits within driving distance). These are all due to family and ...
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How does the WissZeitVG count the years of fixed-term employment?

The Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) says: Die Befristung von Arbeitsverträgen des in § 1 Absatz 1 Satz 1 genannten Personals, das nicht promoviert ist, ist bis zu einer Dauer von sechs ...
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What are the typical components of job application packets for Lecturer/Assistant Professor positions at UK universities?

I come from the US academic system (well, mostly), so please pardon my ignorance; I couldn't find a lot of information online so I ask this here. It appears to me that most of the UK lecturer/...
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Do journals avoid you as a reviewer if you are too fast?

A couple of years ago, when I started publishing in my field, I received several requests of review from 4/5 different journals in a row. Because I happened to have free time, I submitted those ...
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Do national labs in the US accept international post docs who come with funding from their own government?

I am from Finland, which provides funding for postdoc research abroad. I want to use that funding to do postdoc research in a national lab in the US. Will national laboratories in the US accept post ...
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How to address a PI's issues with organization?

I am a postdoc at an european university and for the most part get along very well with my PI. However, one issue that can be challenging to deal with is her complete lack of organization. Very often ...
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Are there any international standards, laws, or governing bodies that deal with allegations of plagiarism?

Consider a case of plagiarism like this one. The allegation in this case led to formal investigations, articles being retracted, and researchers being sanctioned. Who is the responsible body for ...
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Postdoc application and ignored?

UPDATE: received a reply from PI wishing me a good luck on my future endeavors. I have sent my CV and letter to a PI. The PI received and replied me "we will review and get back to you". As ...
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Is the 7th Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy (GCKE-2023) a scam conference? [duplicate]

I was recently invited to speak at the 7th Annual Global Congress of Knowledge Economy (GCKE-2023) in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, but I could not find much information about it. Is anyone aware of the ...
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Associate editors status and its effect on peer-review invitations getting accepted

Associate Editors (AEs) are experts in their research fields and some of them are widely well-known to the research community. However, sometimes AEs' peer-review invitations are faced with refusal ...
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Does it matter which email I use to write to professors?

I'm a fourth-year undergrad math major. Consider two universities X and Y. X is my home university, while I've been doing summer research (sort of an REU) at Y. Y is (much) more reputed than X is, ...
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I have sent the following cover letter to several scientists but I haven't gotten a single reply. Can anybody please help me in correcting? [closed]

I have sent the following cover letter to several scientists but I haven't gotten a single reply. How can it be improved? X I am writing this letter for a postdoctoral position in your reputed ...
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What happen when a 'new topic' emerge during the analysis of my data?

I am writing my master thesis (sociology of migration) and I've started my data collection process with some research questions in mind, so my interview questions went in that direction. However, at ...
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If hired at TV-L 13, can you negotiate a promotion to TV-L 15?

I got offered a technical position at a German research institute according to TV-L 13, stage 3. I understand this is an entry level for PhD students and I completed my PhD 4 years ago. I also have 8 ...
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Who decides the references in collaboration papers and how to get relevant papers from our group cited in those collaboration papers?

I come from a Theoretical Physics background and we are working on some interesting topics related to black holes and neutron stars. In present times, various collaboration like the Gravitational ...
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What is happening in this review process? [duplicate]

This is in reference to my recent submission I made on Theoretical and Mathematical Physics journal published by the Russian Academy of Sciences. A screenshot of the status terminal is as follows. If ...
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Where to start - writing up a PhD thesis

I am 2 1/2 years in a a part time PhD and really struggling to know where to start with the writing up phase. I have enough research, although this is obviously subject to change, but really don't ...
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About gift-authors? [duplicate]

In several institutions, especially in India, a researcher is required to co-author with their supervisors in their papers. In my case, the supervisors have not been contributing anything to the ...
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How to bring up an interviewers research in an interview for a post-doc position?

I am applying for a post-doc position with a PI whose research I have cited in my publication and I have actually found very useful for my knowledge. I want to bring this up in an interview to ...
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Using photos obtained from academic homepages in an ack. section in a public virtual event

I will be giving a talk in a virtual event and it will be recorded and uploaded on YouTube. I wanted to thank 2 professors who helped me during the preparation of it, I like to include photos with ...
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Is it good courtesy to reply and express gratitude to an editor's long letter of rejection?

I think the editor's generic decision letter will be about one page or less. However, I received an editor's decision letter that is longer than two pages, single-space, with small fonts and small ...
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How did the rise in fees for UK universities change the way things function?

Tuition fees for UK universities rose to £9,000 a year for the 2012–13 academic year (not in Scotland for Scottish or EU students). Other than meaning students had a larger debt to pay back to the ...
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Can I save my financial aid after this? [closed]

During fall 2021, I took 3 classes at my community college. I had very good financial aid so nearly everything was paid for. My first issue was in my online nutrition class. I took a hit when I ...
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Criticizing students (in an emotional way)?

My question is about interacting with students/colleagues, and criticizing them specifically, and to what extent a certain kind of criticism is productive. I hope this will not become about "...
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Which journals accept articles already out as preprints?

I want to send our preprint, that we put online around three months ago, to a journal. How can I know which journals accept articles previously put online as a preprint? Many of them do not mention ...
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Is it worth to be a co-author in a conference paper abstract? [closed]

If I cooperate as the second author of a conference paper abstract, can it be mentioned in a cv?
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If I'm missing one or two courses from a pre requisite in a PhD program will my application be rejected or will I be able to take them in the program?

I have entered a master's in physics program and that program doesn't have quantum field theory or relativity however, I want to enroll into a theoretical physics PhD program and was wondering if it ...
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Faculty transition between two universities [closed]

I am moving to another university (US-Engineering) and have a few active proposals in my current institution. It seems I cannot move a part of these proposals. I was wondering if I still can use the ...
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Passing meta-info to future anonymous reviewers of my paper

I have meta-info (about a paper I'm submitting) that could help reviewers but can't go into the paper itself. For example, it may preempt questions like Why didn't you address the cutting-edge topic X?...
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In-text quotation capitalization?

When directly citing a heading of a source - such as "Nature of services" - do you keep the capitalization (as just presented) or do it as the following with squared brackets, stating "[...
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How to properly cite a link to an image from a webpage

Given that I am allowed to use an image for my paper due to the Terms of Use, how do I properly cite a link to an image from a webpage? Do I name the direct link to the very image in my citation (e.g. ...
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Policies regarding to "extended preprint" versions of papers

I want to publish a paper I wrote as a preprint. Anyhow, the paper in its original form has 12 pages (let's call that "version A"). Version A anyhow was rejected, so I compiled a reviewed ...
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How to use Altmetric when drafting an application for tenure-track promotion?

My university is a signatory of the DORA declaration which recognizes the need to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated (beyond Journal Impact ...
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Should my poster be light on detail and stand out (BetterPoster style) or more extensive

I need to prepare a poster (67 x 97 cm) for the doctoral programme of an upcoming computer science conference. I am also presenting the paper in a talk at the main conference later on that week. I ...
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Can I continue studying in Germany/sweden after a few semesters elsewhere?

I am a second year architecture student at the University of Aleppo. I will start the third year soon. I decided to continue studying abroad, so my question is: can I continue my studies in Germany or ...
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Is threshold number of SCI papers a common recruitment criteria in the US?

There are six types of higher educational institutions in the US according to this source Doctoral Universities (R1, R2, D/PU) Master's Colleges and Universities (M1, M2, M3) Baccalaureate Colleges (...
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How long do potential graduate supervisors take to respond after an interview with a prospective masters student? [duplicate]

I applied for a master’s degree at a certain university in Canada for Fall 2022 intake. The policy of my department is that potential students first apply for acceptance into the department and then ...
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Advisor is using my ideas as grant proposal

I am having a hard time deciding what to do or feel so I wanted to ask this question here. For background, I am a PhD student and am doing pretty well overall. I also happen to have a fellowship that ...
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Is there a direct relationship between response time from journal and the quality of the paper?

I have submitted a journal paper in a reputed journal. It says on their website that the normal response time is 12 weeks. I have seen in other websites that the response time from this particular ...
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What font is Frontiers journal using? [closed]

I am looking for the name of the font used in the body of published articles of Frontiers journal, as shown in the downloadable article here. I tried Helvetica Neue, MinionPro, and Times. Please note ...
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