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Asked to write a letter of recommendation for promotion for an abusive former professor

I've recently been asked to write a letter of recommendation for tenure and promotion for my former advisor from graduate school. This is for a potential promotion/tenure a few years down the line. ...
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Grade complaints

I received my thesis grade today, with comments "weak and insufficient analysis". My supervisor read it and checked it on multiple occasions (before submission) and said it is excellent, even though ...
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Didnt take the final exams yet I got an A grade

Well to start with, I dropped out of college for reasons that have to do with mom's health and hence I was ought to go back my home country. It was just right before my finals, to be more precise ...
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Does APA style require a cover page for short papers?

My students are required to use APA style. I'm familiar with the research paper format, which requires a cover page. This makes sense for longer papers, but how should students format the first page ...
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Citing a secondary (indirect) quotation in the epigraph

In my thesis I want to use the following quotation in the epigraph of a chapter: It is very difficult to predict — especially the future. There are many variations of this quote, and the ...
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Weird changes to status of paper

Last november I submitted a paper to a journal. I have been tracking the status of the review rather regularly (quite obsessively actually) and I have noticed that 3 weeks ago it went from awaiting AE ...
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Quitting PhD 2 years into a 3-year program

I'm currently in a 3-year (European) PhD program in Computer Science/Machine Learning, but I feel like I'm very far behind schedule. I started on a very open-ended project proposal and grant, which I ...
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Where are all the citations going?

I started noticing something that left me wondering a bit. My estimate is that the average paper (for example submitted to physical review journals, contains of the order of 50 citations). But if the ...
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Can you “refer” an offer to another applicant?

Say I applied to two graduate programs: A and B, in which A is my preferred program. It turns out that I am admitted by both, so I will accept the offer from A and turn B down. I heard from a friend ...
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Conditional acceptance

I just got a conditional admission from a highly prestigious master's programme in Europe but I have a question. What happens if I got conditionally accepted but I can't provide my diploma at a given ...
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Maths PhD in combinatorics/graph theory in France? [closed]

I am looking to do a PhD in combinatorics/graph theory, perhaps with some elements of functional analysis combined with the combinatorics. I am also interested in studying in France (I have already ...
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Am I allowed to modify figures of a dissertation for my dissertation

Can I modify a figure of someone else's dissertation and use the modified picture in my dissertation? Or might this be a problem regarding the copyright? Of course I would cite the source which I got ...
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Are there any laws that require certain published research works to be removed from the public record? [closed]

I was wondering are there exist any restrictions as to what kind of research can be published. In particular, are there any laws in place that require certain published works to be removed from the ...
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Can I study textbooks with exclusive rights and teach in India?

Assume a textbook T having a high cost. And T is not available anywhere for free. Suppose I personally brought T and read and understood completely. Am I allowed to teach using it in India? ...
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What are the criteria for associate professor habilitation in Italy in mathematics?

What are the official criteria that one needs to meet to achieve the national "associate professor" habilitation in Italy in mathematics?
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Can a professor tell you that you can’t use your phone before or after their class?

So, I have this one professor who refuses to let anyone use their phone. I understand this during class hours but now he’s saying he will give a demerit to anyone using their phone even if it’s before ...
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What should be included in the Multimedia Attachment of a Journal Submission?

I have recently completed a paper on Humanoid Robot, and I am willing to submit it to the Robotics and Automation Letters(RA-L) journal. What should be submitted as part of the Multimedia attachment? ...
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What to do when phd advisor wants me to work on side projects but i'm starting a post-doc?

I'm currently finishing up writing my PhD while starting a post-doc at another university in another country. The post doc is a great opportunity at a top tier university. Between finishing my ...
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Fee Details for international student at UM [closed]

One point is not clear to me regarding the fee for the Masters in EER program at UM. It mentioned 25K USD for full-term and 13K USD for half term. Here what does it means to full term? Is it the fee ...
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Should I cite a paper when a sentence is not a findings of a research work but mentioned in the paper?

Problem In the methodology section of this paper, authors mentioned that Compared to other social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has been less studied and ...
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Writing a thesis about a software project

I am currently writing a thesis that is meant to revolve around an experimental software implementation I am also working on. I usually think of theses as being scientific in some way, but there is ...
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Should I withdraw from a graduate math class to make more time for a promising research project?

I am a junior graduating May 2021 with a double major in physics in math, and I will be applying to commutative algebra (math) graduate programs this upcoming fall. I was recently offered an ...
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What to do about repeated PhD rejections?

I'm a prospective graduate student in political science with a strong GPA and research interest in climate change and environmental conflict. My challenge is that I have been finding it difficult to ...
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Are conference “proceedings” always first given as verbal presentations at the conference?

...Or are some of them just papers that were submitted? I always thought the "proceedings" of a conference were a reflection of the talks at the conference, not merely submitted articles. Please ...
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How to remove my name from submitted paper

I am a co-author for a manuscript. The corresponding author submitted that to a journal which I do not consider that as a good journal, therefore, I would like to ask him to remove my name as a co-...
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Postdoc Mentor wants me to leave

I recently finished my PhD and work as a Research Tech for a bit. At that time, i got two postdoc offers. I joined the one which gave me my own postdoc funding for two years. I worked there for 9 ...
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Is this violation of academic integrity if I ask a question on Github public repository and post it as an issue?

Recently, I asked a question on a public Github repository about a formula that is used in the code that is hosted on that public repository. Basically, if you are familiar with Github, you can create ...
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Math careers outside of finance or education? [closed]

Been trying to decide between majoring math or engineering, my interests being in math, electronics, software, and chemistry. Math being my favourite, but most of the math jobs I’ve looked at in my ...
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What's Normal Distribution Time for SSRN?

I've submitted two papers to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). One paper was approved within a week and the other has been In Process for two weeks. This isn't problematic, but I'm curious ...
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Co-authorship for grammatical editing

Can someone who makes some corrections on paper grammatically be considered as a co-author?
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Professor does not provide feedback, grades, or lecture - Do I have the grounds to file a complaint?

I am in a graduate level (online) mathematics course. At the beginning of the course, the professor told us to post all of our homework solutions to the online learning forum which is open for ...
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Chalk or slides for a job interview?

Finally! I've got invited for an interview for a permanent job (in mathematics), and now I have two weeks to prepare myself. Part of the process is giving a 25 minutes talk about some exciting recent ...
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PhD.-Application; How to deal with reference-letter requests when being out of academia for 2 years?

Two years ago I did a M.Sc. in cognitive Neuroscience and then started working as a DL / ML-Engineer up until now. Back then I got two positive reference letters for a specific graduate program from ...
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What to expect from a Skype PhD interview in physics?

I have a Skype interview for a physics PhD in Austria, and was wondering what level the questions are likely pitched at. While I have a Master's degree, it is from the UK and I am aware that students ...
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Please, is there a way to make the second password? [closed]

Please, is there a way to make the second password ? In some cases, it replaces the original password So as not to repeat the hacking, exhausted and tired
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Submitting multiple research proposal to the same RFA as PI and CoPI

There are many benefits of being a PI while submitting a proposal to funding agencies, including that you often manage the funding and you get credits for tenure-track among others. Recently, I was ...
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In a mathematics publication, is it preferable to state all definitions immediately, or as they arise?

I am writing a mathematics paper for publication which frequently: Uses special functions the average reader would not be aware of. Uses my own notation. Within the first section of my paper (...
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Ways to spend a gap year before applying for Computer Science PhD programs? [closed]

I have just graduated from a Top 50 school in the US for Computer Science, and am considering applying for PhD programs in the near future, but I currently am taking a year and a half off to recharge ...
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How to address an Editor if I have new proof techniques of old results?

I read an article published in a High Impact Factor journal and on reading I find that almost all of the proofs could have been done in an easy way. I devised easy techniques myself and I find that ...
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About Scopus journals [closed]

I would like to submit an article in IJEAT Indian journal for my thesis but has what is called APC fee Is this journal a scopus journal? Is it a ligible publication for my thesis If i pay the ...
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Prospects for getting an assitantship | How do professors hire in Canada?

I have applied to one of the top engineering school in Canada: UoT, University of British Columbia & UWaterloo. I've interviewed a professor and he sent me his most recent research publications ...
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Is it possible to get a Phd with a course-based Master's degree?

I am about to apply to a grad program (Canadian universities) in math, but I am not sure what kind of Master's degree should I do? There are 2 types of Master's, the traditional one is to do a thesis-...
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How to prepare for an on-site interview for a TT position without much direct research experience

I am rather lucky to get an on-site interview invitation for a TT position (focusing on both research and teaching) at a R1-tier university, which, however is not in my main research area. Only my B.S....
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What to do if I can't find the book of this chapter I found so I can cite it?

So I've found a .pdf file that is apparently a chapter of a book and I can't see any information about the book whatsoever aside from its title and the number of the chapter. I've tried entering a ...
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How can I contribute to research in political science?

I'm an electrical engineer, with no formal political science training. I have an abiding interest in the design and operation of election systems, which has resulted in a number of (what I think are) ...
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Cite in two different ways in same paper?

Can I cite in two different ways in the same paper? Is this considered appropiate? Example. It was first shown in Heston (1949) that the model is complete. An easier proof can be found in [5].
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How to be More Productive?

I am a student at the University of Houston. I work all the time but I never feel completely satisfied with my progress. I am always studying and learning new things, but I feel like I am not ...
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Help! Professor/Advisor Refuses to Publish Any of His Students' Research

I'll be finishing a PhD in physics in about five weeks. I've worked hard, have done a lot of research, and have written 3 papers for publication. But my professor refuses to take any action towards ...
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Is there such a thing in the academic world as “common knowledge”?

This is a question about plagiarism and about when citations are necessary. If one works in a particular academic field there may be statements that everybody in that field accepts, that have been ...
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Differences between state transition analysis and reconcilation loop [closed]

State transition analysis is a well known computing theory, widely applied in various domains including virtual machine introspection. Conversely, reconciler pattern, recently became popular due to ...

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