Gaurav
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Why is plagiarism so harshly punished?
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One factor that I don't see in the other answers so far is that plagiarism is usually very hard to detect: if a student copies an answer from an obscure internet website or book, only a tool such as ...

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What's the point of conferences on a CV?
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Going to a conference without a publication, poster or talk still shows (at least in theory) that you know people in that research field, who you might be able to tap into for advice, collaboration or ...

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Tracking updates for an individual paper in arXiv
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This is a pretty silly solution, but you can use a page tracking service to see when the page changes; this should detect both changes in the paper as well as in the journal its submitted to. Edited ...

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How does a recognized and well-known Professor help his students in getting an academic job?
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One of the advantages of having a well-known professor is that they can introduce you to more colleagues (and potential collaborators!) at conferences or graduate school than a less-well-known ...

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How do I cite a screenshot I've taken of a software program?
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I would include the name, version number and citation to the software you've taken a screenshot of, e.g.: Results of a photon analysis in Glomer 2.4 (Tur et al., 2014) are shown in figure 1. That ...

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What are the options for fellowships for international grad students in USA?
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The Smithsonian offers fellowships for international grad students, specifically a ten-week summer internship for pre-dissertation grad students and 3-12 months of funding for post-dissertation grad ...

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Value of "nonresearch articles" section in PNAS
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I had a look at the latest collection paper (Megafauna and ecosystem function from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene). This turned out to be a PNAS Direct Submission, which appears to be a pretty ...

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A place to host static HTML+JavaScript that can be referenced from a paper?
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GitHub Pages web hosting really is perfect for your needs, but you might also want to consider FigShare. You'll get a DOI, which makes it easy for people to cite your HTML application. You could zip ...

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Undergraduate thesis quality in research field
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The fact that you worked through a research project is definitely great experience, whatever the eventual outcome. If you played a part in designing the project, all the better, but even if you just ...

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Where can I get a cheap, virtual, high-performance server suitable for academic use?
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The Github Education Pack comes with 100$ free credit on DigitalOcean, which hosts virtual machines on the cloud.

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Do famous works of literature need citations?
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To improve the chances that your reader will be able to know exactly what you're talking about, I would include as much information as possible: the name of the creator and the year of a creation at a ...

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What is a citation style that mentions full details of a paper?
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It looks like the APSA citation style recommends full author names in its style guide. I'm more used to an APA citation style myself, but that does abbreviate first names. Oh, and I conpletely agree ...

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How to cite where names are not of [firstName lastName] form, in particular patronymic?
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Some friends of mine wrote a letter to Nature about this question, in which they argue that where family names don't exist, first names alone should be used instead of the father's name: Indians ...

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Examples of research resources for which Wikipedia is known as being amongst top referrers?
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This doesn't directly answer your question, but in 2012, the Biodiversity Heritage Library's then-technical director published a presentation reporting on how users from Wikipedia stayed longer and ...

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What's the equivalent of this degree in Europe and USA?
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The University of Cambridge's International Qualifications page recognizes a "Licenciado with an overall grade of between 8 and 9 out of 10" as "At least a 2i honours degree from a UK university or an ...

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How to answer the question "Why do you deserve a scholarship?" when applying for a scholarship?
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I think one of the main reasons why questions like this are included in scholarship or fellowship applications are to distinguish exceptional candidates from each other. In most programs, a lot of ...

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About eligibility for the Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme
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Given that that's the same as the requirement for applying to Cambridge, have a look at the international qualifications page to see how degrees in your country map to Cambridge degrees.

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How do you join programme committees for conferences?
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Talk to members of the current organizing committee? It's tough work, and scientists are always busy, so they'll usually be receptive to having someone else to split the work with, and there's always ...

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How to complete part of PhD in foreign lab but still get PhD from home insitution?
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Some scholarships will pay for you to attend a foreign university for a short period of time as part of your PhD, which will give you the chance to work with a foreign researcher in their lab. For ...

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Has a reference manager ever accidentally shared unpublished data?
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This has happened deliberately, where an informal reviewer made the work of an author public without their authorization. One well-known example is Wallace's twenty-page abstract of what would become ...

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How to cite a course overview note?
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Since the course overview note is credited to Professor Z, that's who I'd cite. But you could include all the authors in the citation itself if you liked, for example: Professor Z (2013) Title of the ...

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Should previous supervisors be mentioned in a personal statement for a PhD application?
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Personal statements are usually about your motivation to work in this area or department or with this supervisor. Your previous internships could definitely be a part of this, such as e.g. "Internship ...

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Mycology Laboratory, Department of Biology; Does it sounds strange?
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Your name sounds fine to me, but I'd use Laboratory of Mycology, Department of Biology (just because I think the two "of"s sound better and more official!) or a shorter form of that, such as Mycology ...

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What should I do if I discover a typo in the title of my MS thesis after submission
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I don't think you need to worry: "implemenation" is similar enough to "implementation" that I don't think anybody will have any problem understanding what you intended (which is probably why nobody ...

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How to indicate a 'summary' of some sort in a presentation
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Figure out which part of the concept is absolutely essential to the rest of your presentation. This should be less than the five key points: if you can distill it to one or two sentences, that'd be ...

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List of software projects on my CV
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On my CV, I try to list software twice: once as part of a scientific project ("I studied ... and wrote a software tool to allow other scientists to ...") and once as a software project ("...

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Attending graduate school at my undergraduate university
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Here's an intermediate step that some of my friends took: they stayed on to do their Masters in the same lab where they did their undergraduate study, then moved college (and country) to do their PhDs....

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Would it be a poor choice to focus on disability in both my personal history statement and diversity fellowship response?
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I don't have any experience in evaluating graduate admissions, so you should probably wait for someone who does to reply to your question, but reading the statement descriptions makes me think that ...

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How to download references to database that a paper includes and all articles that cite the paper?
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As far as I know, RIS and BibTeX are the two standard file formats for moving references around. I store my references on Citeulike, which allows me to download them in either format -- I usually use ...

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Are there any academic data sets that force users to release any source code written to analyse them?
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I don't think that would work in the US, where facts cannot be copyrighted, so -- once you publicly publish data -- there's nothing stopping anybody else from republishing it in a different form. That ...

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