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How to overcome the feeling that I don't know many things about my research tool?

I am a 6th year PhD in computational chemical engineering. I have extensively used Lammps for my Molecular dynamics simulations. However there are many aspects of the modeling tools that I have no ...
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Order of authors in the paper, elsevier

I wrote a paper, and my supervisor is the corresponding author of the paper, but in the PDF of the manuscript the order of authors is different (not the text we wrote as the paper, the first page of ...
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Are terms best introduced in abstract or introduction or repeated in both?

I am writing a non experimental research paper in APA format. Should I define my terms in the abstract or in the intro or both?
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Is it worth the sacrifices to choose the United States instead of the E.U. for a Master's programme? [closed]

I'm graduating from my Bachelor programme in Computer Science and Engineering at EPFL (Switzerland) next year, in July. Although I can continue at EPFL for my Master's degree (or an even higher ranked ...
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What do Grad Schools think about Pass/No Pass courses?

I am a physics major at UCLA with a busy schedule. I am currently taking 3 upper division physics courses every quarter while balancing 10-20 hours of research per week. I would like to learn more ...
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Biophysics PhD after Master's in Computational Biology. Is it a common path? [closed]

I am doing my masters in computational life sciences. My fascination with the topic started with how physics elegantly explains the biological systems. More I am digging into the subjects, more I feel ...
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Systematic observation vs survey: thinking about validity [closed]

Please, I will perform a systematic observation (naturalistic observation) over a group of users. As my observation will be completely non-obtrusive, I can not gather detailed data directly on each ...
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Work life balance and managing the effect on mood in mathematical physics research [closed]

For the last year, I have been working on my thesis in the area of mathematical physics. It's been a long project with many challenges and hurdles and progress has been slow. At the same time, I have ...
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Issues frequency in Volume of the journal

My doubt is about the number of issues per Volume in a journal and also please let me know about the number of issues of a journal correlates to its indexing frequency in databases. it would be very ...
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contact of the editor

I sent an article it's been almost 4 months, but still my article is in the same status "submissions being processed", that I have to do is what I contact the editor or I wait for their response, ...
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Second round interview for a postdoctoral position

I have applied for a postdoctoral position at a university in Ireland, and have done an interview with the professor who advertised the position. After three weeks from the interview, I sent him an ...
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Chances of Getting into Neuroscience PhD program [duplicate]

I have a 3.46 overall gpa ( I'm retaking organic chemistry, so it should be closer to a 3.6 or a 3.7 by the time I graduate) and a 3.7 in my Biology major. My gre scores are pretty shoddy, not gonna ...
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Reporting fall semester grades [duplicate]

A couple of graduate schools I have applied to have a section for reporting the Fall semester grades (the application deadlines were before the end of the Fall semester). My GPA has decreased by 0.1 ...
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I screwed up while changing my research projects

I was working on topic 1 which wasn't the most interesting topic, but my prof was great. Then prof 2 suggested that I work with him on topic 2 on the condition that I stop topic 1 as he wants full ...
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What does the status “Waiting for reviewer assignment” mean? [duplicate]

I submitted my revised manuscript to a mathematical journal since 12-04-2017. The status is "Waiting for reviewer assignment" since 24-4-2017. What does it mean? Have the reviewers started working on ...
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What does it mean if the status of manuscript changed directly from “editor assigned” to “reviews completed”? [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to a journal a month ago but the status was changed to "reviews completed" after "editor assigned," with nothing in between. What does that mean?
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Low gpa, but plenty of experience: Neuroscience grad school chances? How can I improve? [duplicate]

I am a Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior (NPB) undergrad student at UC Davis. I am taking my last year and a half (with 5th year) of classes. I transferred to UC Davis from UC Santa Cruz for my ...
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Cross Reference Sources Technology

I'm curious to know if there's any existing technologies for taking a list of journal publications (PDFs), stripping out the bibliography into discrete items, and cumulating a list of cross references ...
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Where to learn math and physics? [closed]

I have been looking around to find a place where I can advance my knowledge of these two subjects, so far I have found most places suggest "Khan Academy" but I am really bad at learning from videos ...
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How long does it take before journals reject a submission? [duplicate]

If an academic submits a paper to a journal, it is helpful to know as fast as possible whether that journal will accept it, so that he/she can submit it to an alternative journal as fast as possible. ...
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Where can I obtain the content of closed MOOCs? [closed]

MOOCs are often not as open as their name would suggest. For example, Coursera will soon remove hundreds of classes from its website, and many courses are not open for enrollment after the course is ...
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Modern programming test taking in academia

'd like to know if there's a solid solution for replacing the pen and paper exams in academia. It can be as an additional option, not necessarily a replacement. What do you think is the best way to ...
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Is it practical to pursue AERO-MS in Europe?

I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, I'...
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Literature review help, 3D reconstruction of human organs (non-bio nature) using CAD and 3D printers [closed]

My dissertation is on 3D reconstruction of a human kidney (non-biological nature) using CAD software and 3D printers. The main objectives set in brief are: -know how 3d printers work and identify ...
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what MS options are available for a student interested in computer vision and image processing? [duplicate]

I have my bachelors in electronics and instrumentation and a research experience in the field of image processing and computer vision and some publications in the same.Can i go for a MS in computer ...
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How to prepare for a “grind” mathematics exam? [closed]

What I mean by the title is, Right now I am in a course (required for my degree) whose content is mostly elementary combinatorics and probability. But for whatever reason, the exams are very long---...
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Direction to university level instruction [closed]

I am a senior in computer science and I have tutored courses in Math and CSC/CIS for the past two years and I enjoy it and studying research (aka reading industry evaluations and research essays that ...
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Learning Biology, methods? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right fourm for this question or if it counts as opinion based/subjective (if its not moderators feel free to remove or delete it, I should know better by now), but are ...
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Can one get admitted on a MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering without holding same bachelors degree? [closed]

I am a student from Greece, studying Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) which is a 5-year minimum diploma involving 61 courses and a thesis (300 ECTS)...
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Is it possible to get into neuroscience PhD program without any research experience? [duplicate]

A little bit of background. I did my undergraduate degree in medicine i.e. MBBS. I was always inclined towards academia and research, so I went for masters in human anatomy from UK (it was a taught ...
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Professor asked me for draft of letter of recommendation,what should I do? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of discussions about this topic in this forum and I read all of them but my situation is slightly different. I took a class with my professor and I worked in his research lab ...
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Undergraduate Transcipts [duplicate]

I am a engineering student with a 3.7 GPA. My transcript is somewhat messy (retaken classes, Bs everywhere), I was wondering if graduate programs usually analyze the whole transcript in a detailed ...
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Is it valid to aggregate multiple participant recruitment sources? [closed]

For example, let's say you use Amazon Mechanical Turk for participant recruitment. What if you now also use online message boards? Can you aggregate the data together as long as the procedure for both ...
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What does it mean for my manuscript if the publisher's website says “decision letter being prepared”? [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to Physics of Plasmas. After 101 days the current stage says decision letter being prepared. And there is bold sentence saying days to render final decision 101. My ...
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Is it possible (and also meaningful) to do two PhDs? [duplicate]

During my PhD I have developed two different research projects in parallel. This was not planned from the beginning, it just happened this way. I am sure each of these could be presented as a PhD and ...
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Is it possible for average students to get admitted in good colleges for MS? [duplicate]

So, if I get a 320 plus GRE score and have a CGPA of 7.0 with no research paper but a lot of social and extracurricular activities, is it possible for me to get admitted to a good college in USA? I ...
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What do people look for in a bioinformatics or genomics person for hiring? [closed]

I attend a lower ranked state school in New York state, and have taken a liking to the field of genomics. My computer science skills are weak, but I enjoy the field and would like to pursue it for a ...
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Opportunities in theoretical computer science [closed]

I am currently doing MS in Natural Sciences, is there a way I can get into research about Complexity theory. A phD might be difficult but are there any chances of a research intern so I can build my ...
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How to obtain citation metrics for a low-profile journal that is not indexed in major journal databases?

I am interested in generating citation-metrics for The journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions using Google Scholar or such tools. (The journal is not indexed in almost any ...
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How do US professors consider about Chinese undergraduate candidates’ application for theoretical physics? [duplicate]

I heard they like students from their own university, and there is little chance that students from other colleges can be part of their research. Is that true?
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What other academic disciplines aside from literature can a writer who hates mathematics specialize in?

Almost every discipline in humanities and science requires some level of math. It seems to me that math majors can specialize in any field they like, while people who are good with words are stuck ...
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Is plagiarism with consent recommended?

I need to submit an assignment and I need to copy some part of my friends thesis with his consent because I do not have enough time to write in my own words. Another issue is that his thesis is not ...
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Tattoos in academia..and CV [duplicate]

When applying for a job in academia, shall people specify in the CV if they have got visible tattoos?
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How do you punish defiant students? [closed]

I had a student in my C++ class a few years back who did well on tests and assignments, but rarely showed up. This was the first student I dropped due to attendance. I have the same student again ...
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Why we don't mention the names of reviewers?

When a paper appears in a science journal, why do not mention the names of the reviewers so that we, as readers can get an idea about the seriousness of the paper?
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Should I mention in my personal statement that my poor performance in mathematics courses was due to the course delivery not being effective for me?

I have finished three years undergraduate course in maths in the UK and I am applying to do an MSc in maths. The academic year was 26 weeks long and split into 2 semesters of equal length. we had ...
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How can I get a 5000-6000 USD or Euro net monthly payment for a second PhD or postdoc?

I'm 43 years old, Mexican, chemist (bachelor diploma in 2002) and hold a master's diploma in electrochemistry (2006, conducting polymers) and a doctor in science diploma (2010, exfoliation of carbon ...
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Should a scientific paper have copyright? [closed]

Should a scientific paper have copyright? I guess not. It seems to me that science and copyright are not compatible. Let's say I wrote a very important paper in, say, cell biology. Suppose I have ...
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Why do professors use reverse trick questions (questions that are seemingly difficult but actually easy?) [closed]

Often, on exams in particular, reverse trick questions are posed. These are questions which look tough, complex, and pompous, but are actually easy and can be solved by applying some basic method. I ...
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How to search for a paper when you have journal name, volume, issue, and year?

Is there an easy way to search for a paper in Science or Nature by the volume, issue number and year? For example: Science 317, 1500 (2007)

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