Unanswered Questions

841 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Etiquette for academic job interviews in Ireland

I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed ...
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Interview for a mathematical periodical

I ("interviewer") am a mathematician and plan to publish an interview with another (very famous, much more senior) mathematician ("interviewee") in a periodical of a local mathematical organization. ...
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What is an example of a journal based in China which “warns authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies”?

Regarding the following quote: ... editors say an increasing number of journals based in China warn authors that they are not affiliated with any paper-selling companies. Mara Hvistendahl, China'...
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Does any university require reporting of misconduct at other universities?

Some universities have ethics codes that require (whatever that might mean) members to report misconduct within the community. Are there universities where such a requirement extends to reporting ...
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Should I be citing wrong papers and preprints whose correctness I am unable to judge?

I am currently writing a paper with a rather extensive literature trail. There is a question (see bold) that I came across in multiple instances and I can't seem to find an answer to it on this site. ...
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How do I handle a Program Officer who simply will not execute an awarded contract?

I have been awarded contract, US, DoD, which is stuck on the desk of the Program Officer. I have spoken to this individual, and indeed had positive conversations. However, for the last 15 (!) months ...
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Applying for different PhD position: letters of recommendation

I'm a PhD student in my second year and strongly considering applying for a PhD position at a different university (see my previous question). However, I'm not sure I want to bring this up with my ...
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A person added his name to my articles

Almost a decade ago, when I was a young student, one of my professors invited me to make a tiny undergraduate research under his supervision. The idea was to solve an optimization problem with ...
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How to add self-study workload in the ECTS credits?

I'm applying to a Master's program in "Mechatronics", in Germany. One of the program requirements is a ECTS credits form for some specific fields. According to the university I'm applying (Tuhh) the ...
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Lose my nerve while doing research

I'm a starting graduate student in math. Without a doubt I'm not a genius or even that smart, and that creates a serious problem: I often lose my nerve while doing research or studying other people's ...
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Are there any citation managers that track author-specific affiliations?

I'm looking to clean up our citation database and would like to be able to record the institutions that authors are affiliated, especially in cases where a publication is reporting on a collaboration ...
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How can an Error in Google Scholar be corrected?

The bibliographic data of an article of mine is confused with that of a book with the same title. Not so long ago the book was confused with another article of the same year, thereby cancelling the ...
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Job market in academia: applied/computational math vs. pure math

Many people told me it is much more easier for an applied/computational mathematician to find a job in U.S. than a pure mathematician. I believe that it is largely due to the fact that applied/...
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CVs: How should I include papers that have been accepted as abstract submissions to a journal, but still need to go through manuscript review?

To be specific, I've submitted an extended abstract to a special issue of an education journal (I'm a graduate student in STEM). Based on the reviews of that abstract, we've been asked to submit a ...
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Combining two conceptually overlapping manuscripts for publication

Got a manuscript accepted and then pulled because of a similar manuscript submitted by another group to the same journal. Per the request of the editor, two groups combined the manuscripts. Now the ...

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