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Some of your assumptions are wrong: As a graduate student, I know I cannot publish without my mentor's support. There is a difference between not having your mentor's support and not having them as a coauthor. From they way you describe the interactions with your mentor they are very much supportive of you publishing this paper. They just feels that they ...


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This will be harder during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the prior strategy was to submit papers to conferences, go and present them, and then go to see other talks and meet people who share your interests. Now that so many conferences are virtual or hybrid, you’re going to have to get creative, but so is everyone else. Something on SE, FB, TikTok, or the like ...


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If you enter into a project with another person, you should set the expectations of everyone at the beginning. You need to discuss this with the advisor, If you tell them that you are hoping to be first (or sole) author on the work when done, then that has implications about how much they need to guide you and participate. If you make it clear that you want ...


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Authorship in academia does not literally mean "writing the paper". Authorship means: having made contributions to the research (how large a contribution needs to be for authorship depends on the field) having read and agreed with the contents of the publication From a purely academic standpoint, your ex-colleague should at least be a co-author ...


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Finish an acceptable version of your paper as soon as possible and send it to arXiv. If it appears within a few days/weeks of the other paper it may be considered simultaneous. That version can be imperfect, you can improve it later, just make sure there are no major flaws. Cite the other paper while explaining the relation to your paper. Something like: &...


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For purposes of the paper your affiliation is probably independent researcher. The university you are about to join provided no support for the paper nor would it acknowledge your relationship to them at the time. The professor's university would need to acknowledge you as being affiliated with them if you want to list them, but this seems unlikely. It would ...


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For funded work where money is coming from your school or a government agency the Principal Investigator is the person responsible to the grantor for prompt reporting and correct use of the money according to the applicable regulations. Government agencies typically have long documents that explain how proposals are to be prepared in response to their ...


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You could consider to add a footnote to your name stating that you are the corresponding author, and still include the name of your supervisor on the paper (if they agree). Detailed answer: In the life sciences, the first author is usually the one who did most of the experimental research and analyses, and (usually) also most of the writing. The last author ...


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