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Did my professor act unethically by publishing a paper with a figure from my thesis without any acknowledgement?

There really aren't two ways around it: Yes, using someone else's figure is unethical. The question of what to do about it is of course much harder to answer.
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Did my professor act unethically by publishing a paper with a figure from my thesis without any acknowledgement?

It’s a bit crass to do this and keep you out of the loop, but he did reorganize the figure so technically it is not “the figure from your thesis”, especially if it’s a redraft from and old study, i.e. ...
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Does publishing in non-prestigious journal damage your portfolio

For a first publication don't overthink it. Something is better than nothing as long as you avoid predatory journals. Among other things you will get experience in the publication process and in ...
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Is there a way to get rid of "enhanced pdf"s?

As a lighter-weight alternative to the "Publication Auto PDF" script linked by Federico Poloni, I've written a couple of very simplistic userscripts that rewrite the links at ScienceDirect ...
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Should a professor acknowledge a student research funding source after the student left?

It’s hard to tell based on your description, and perhaps depends a bit on the field. In mine, only the person who received the funding would acknowledge the funding. If the professor is using data you ...
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Should a professor acknowledge a student research funding source after the student left?

It is best to acknowledge the funding and possibly required, but any fault in the matter isn't yours. Given that the research is still "in progress" a note reminding them of the funding ...
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How to ask my co-author to put our paper on arXiv?

“Hi, just a quick reminder, I was hoping to put a version of our paper on the arxiv by DATE, before I apply for GRANT. Any chance you think you might have a draft we could upload by then? If not, ...
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What should raise red flags to detect fabricated data

It is possible to tell lie with numbers so here are some other evidences (when numbers lie) that can flag (but not confirm) that some of the data may be manufactured. The authors have a track record ...
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