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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

Drop contact, don't pay, don't make revisions NOTE: I'm not a lawyer Simply stop talking to them. Be sure you've got a copy of you asking them to withdraw the paper. Hopefully if you don't pay they ...
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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

Read the fine prints of the "agreement" you had with them when you first submitted your paper with them. [This is just my opinion, I am not a lawyer nor I am representing one] I am quite ...
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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

It is not necessarily unusual for an open access journal to have a publication fee. They don't get paid by subscribers, after all. For a reputable example, see https://plos.org/publish/fees/ It lists ...
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Is a journal article published as a third author and a dissertation for an undergraduate student good enough for funding for master's studies as RA?

IMO that is great! I got into graduate school having done a thesis and being a much later author on a paper, but really it is going to depend on what funding is available/who else is applying when you ...
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Is a journal article published as a third author and a dissertation for an undergraduate student good enough for funding for master's studies as RA?

IMHO, your record is impressive for an undergraduate, and as far as I can tell few people can match it when starting their Masters' work - which is when one usually first conducts publishable research....
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How to write an apology message to a professor when you've accidently been arrogant?

You don’t need to send an email. Your reply was totally innocuous and a follow-up email would probably seem more inappropriate than what you said. The entirety of the feedback you got from the ...
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Help! I think I'm dealing with a predatory journal

I think they can not charge you when you have not signed a contract for publishing. Sometimes when you publish in non-predator journals they charge you for color figures in the printed version. Also ...
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how to assess student experiences from research opportunities?

You are asking a question on assessing an educational intervention. The right people to get on board for this are education professionals, which most universities have of course. (Having gone through ...
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Valuing Proprietary Research for Grad Admissions

If you apply to graduate programs in the US, little in the way of research will be expected of you as few undergraduates have any serious experience. You can mention proprietary research in your CV, ...
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