Weckar E.
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Advisor professor asks for my dissertation research source code
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Ideally in this situation you would make your program publicly available. Giving others access to this code does not prevent you from using it, and will help you build reputation within your field. ...

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Why reference articles from and/or submit articles to low impact factor journals?
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What you are proposing here is a circular self-sustaining system where the impact factor of a journal could never increase because no one would cite it. This, coupled with the occasional digging for ...

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Publishing a mathematical research article on research which is already done?
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If you had followed an extremely distinct methodology to get to the same position or have a very distinct proof I would say "go for it". The suggestion that it was found by trial-and-error, though, ...

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Complimenting the author of a textbook
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Where a textbook differs from a paper is that it is by definition a compilation of work (of others) and generally doesn't contain original research. Therefore, you are right to think about approaching ...

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What is a 'classic paper', and when do we refer to a work as a 'classic work'?
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It is really just a mild expression of reverence by the author. It has no set meaning beyond that.

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Could a "phantom" citation in WoS be a problem?
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Basically, the problem comes down to weighing two different kinds of effort on your part: Either you personally have to sift through the citations to make sure none of these 'Phantom' citations exist, ...

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I proved a theorem I heard from another researcher. Can I publish my results?
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Depending on the complexity of the proof and the theorem, you need to consider a couple of things: Is the theorem original to the speaker? Is its validity intuitive? Would the speaker have reason not ...

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Best way to poll students during a class by web
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Why not take feedback through twitter? Most students will likely have semi-anonymous accounts there already anyway, and apart from length the feedback won't be format-limited. Plus, it is quite easily ...

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What subjects benefit from textbook editions?
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I find that many STEM fields like to use specific editions of textbooks not because of the content, but because of the end-of-chapter problems. These tend to change per edition (if not the actual ...

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How to reply to a potential PhD supervisor who asks if I have my own funding?
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Depending on where you are in the world, this may less be a real question of finances and more a question of intellectual freedom and general freedom to pursue relevant research in the track. With ...

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When giving a seminar talk, should I sit or stand?
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Thus far I've found it depends greatly on your field. In some (Such as Media Studies), the sitting/standing difference comes baked in with the difference between a seminar or lecture structure. You ...

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What is a “service lecture”?
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As this is for a job application in a presumably academic position, reaching out for more information in a state of ignorance demonstrated you grasp one of the most basic academic principles and ...

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