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Is there documentation on how long it takes before publications are indexed by Scopus and Web of Science?

The two major bibliographic databases - Scopus and Web of Science\Web of Knowledge - have one very badly-documented limitation; their update lag. While the majority of papers are added quickly, it can ...
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Teaching at university (pathway 3 and teaching-oriented positions)

In England, in principle, there are three pathways to professorship, or in general to teaching permanent positions at universities. The third one is for academic staff whose responsibilities are ...
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How specific should I be in my SOP, regarding courses and thesis subject?

I know there isn't an absolute answer but I certainly could use some hindsight. I'm writing an SOP for an Msc at TU Delft in Aerospace, and I am having trouble with two parts of it : specifically I'm ...
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Assistant Professor at my state university, Research Scientist at my ivy league, or both?

I am a Research Scientist at an Ivy League. I have been offered an Assistant Professorship at the state school. The Ivy League has suggested that if I take the professorship, I could stay on in a 20% ...
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Rules for using an electronic text as the texbook for a class

I have just completed my PhD in Mathematics and accepted a job as a visiting assistant professor. The course I am assigned to teach allows me to pick the textbook I wish to use. I am currently ...
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Finding mathematics postdoc opportunities in India

I am Ph.D. advisor to X, a rising 5th-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics at a mid-tier US research university. X and I are trying to prepare for his upcoming job search. In my opinion X is ...
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Post-Masters education opportunities?

I am about to finish a Masters degree in Data Science/Analytics. (Yes, I realize these are all the rage now, but let's leave that alone for now...) I have enjoyed the program and have learned quite a ...
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APA: Citing an annual report over multiple years

I have looked everywhere for an answer to this question. I don't often use APA format. In Chicago, when referencing in-text an annual report over a span of years, one simply types: (Smith, multiple ...
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Is obtaining a professorship contingent upon the ability to secure federal grants?

Note: I am in the US. I am a DACA student in my last year of my PhD program, and that means that I will be applying for postdoc and professor positions. However, DACA status means that I am ...
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Application Letter for European Universities

I'm applying for a research fellowship at a European University, and one of the requirements is an application letter that outlines which project proposals (created by professors at the university) I'...
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type of experience required for masters

I graduated from university last year with a bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering. Good learning and GPA is quite good. I have planned to do a Masters degree from the US next fall with a focus ...
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Current state of French mathematics school

France has a very strong reputation historicaly in mathematics, and many famous mathematicians studied in their top universities. But is it still the case? I am particularely interested in the current ...
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Interview presentation for lecturer position in the UK

I have been shortlisted for a job interview later this month for a lectureship in a UK university. The interview will consist of a presentation and a panel interview. As per the HR's email, the ...
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Can I upload a LIPIcs article to arXiv?

Can I upload an article that appeared in a LIPIcs style conference proceedings to arXiv as is? What changes are required other than removing the DOI data?
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How to justify selection of existing algorithm for a new application area?

So, I have found an application which could benefit from a machine learning algorithm: There is a pretty standard method in my area of research for design of experiments and I have discovered that ...

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