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Is doing a postdoc with someone you already worked with during your PhD a bad move?
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Usually a Post-doc position is limited in time. You can use your first offer to get all your papers and results published and talk about them on conferences. After two years you might find a position ...

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Naming students one has supervised in a CV
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I would not add a name of a student I supervised. It does not add anything to your CV. You are including personal data of third persons and considering a weighing of interests this is not justified (...

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Is it a good idea to respond at all if a person I never heard of is asking for a reference letter?
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I would give a negative reply, telling you could not find him. Then he tries harder to reach the right person. Otherwise he might wait for too long, hoping for an answer which is never coming, finally ...

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Was I unreasonably left out of author list?
9 votes

You could cite the paper you mentioned and add another reference "personal communication" with you as the first author and the federal author as the second one. This links you to idea, it ...

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How can a professor avoid becoming a manager?
2 votes

Outside of universities, there might exist such positions: Independent researcher, competitive level, permanent position, good payment, collaborations with industry or other research groups, visiting ...

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Thinking about leaving academia for good. I am feeling guilty and disappointed in myself. Any thoughts/advice?
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Go to industry and find out, that there are cool jobs, too. Even outside of corporate research. Being a project manager, team lead, or recognized expert can be very satisfying. And it might be more ...

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Why would a PhD adviser ask to be removed from the "Acknowledgments" of a paper?
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Ask the advisor. I could image different things: He is angry with you, as you might have published stuff with his name attached and he did not consent. He might think that he asked you to remove the ...

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How can I work with PhD supervisor/colleagues who insist on using their own timeline?
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I think you cannot steer your supervisor and the research project. Everybody besides you have multiple other duties like different research projects, other PhD students to supervise, writing proposals,...

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Co-author keeps rewriting the article in poor English
8 votes

Maybe you should have a joint session. Both of you sit side-by-side in front of a computer and make the final edits together. You two can discus every formulation. The advantage is, you get a better ...

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Publishing single author paper while doing a postdoc under a supervisor
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Have you ever talked to your current advisor? What can you loose showing him your current draft? You can inform him that you are going to publish results you created before arriving with his group. Or ...

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Can I send just the abstract before sending the full paper?
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You are asking the wrong question. Get someone from your university involved to help you getting your work published. Either some professor you know or a person from the colloquium audience. They ...

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Author of public dataset requesting co-authorship: usual?
1 votes

Data sets are a bit like software. Often they are regarded to be not publishable by themselves, but some scientific contribution like new insight have to be generated with the software / from the data ...

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Role of textbook reading for a PhD student
9 votes

Reading whole text books takes a lot of time and should only happen in cases were the book covers your PhD topic or closer field to a large part. Beside that, I would limit reading selected sections ...

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How do I stay focused during an online conference?
2 votes

If possible, meet with other people (your advisor, other PhD students) and watch online together. Either at one of your houses or in a room in your university. Being distracted when other people are ...

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Can I use only one of my two last names for publishing?
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As the other answers pointed out, it is good to think what name you will use for your publications. You should try to stick to that name also for presentations and other official uses. People might ...

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Are there any examples of popular self published textbooks?
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Turbulence Modeling for CFD by David C. Wilcox. The publisher is called D C W Industries, so I am pretty sure he is self-publishing his book. It is one of a handful of the leading books regarding this ...

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Concurrent workers independently published part of my results. How to convince the referees that I got the results independently?
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I want to stress just a single point: Now I am submitting the results A and B by myself. I would not do this. Your advisor is most probably part of the journey to reach A and B. Publishing the ...

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How can I deal with low-key plagiarism?
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Let it go, you won't be able to get a published paper changed in retrospect. But if you review papers, keep this in mind and ask the authors to give proper credit to cited work. This would be the ...

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About putting affiliation on a paper or not
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Merriam-Webster defines "affiliation" as the state or relation of being closely associated or affiliated with a particular person, group, party, company, etc. This would be one of the two ...

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Reviewing article and bad-faith citation
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Act as if you were not the author of your PhD thesis or the related article, just some random reviewer with excellent knowledge of your work: Point out that both or at least one of your works should ...

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Author has published a graph but won't share their results table
1 votes

Usually research communities are small and you will see each other at the next conference or the conference after that. Than you can ask them in person. Either informally between the sessions or when ...

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Is it appreciated to contact old phd advisors with updates on what you have been doing?
3 votes

As you stay close to their field, it might be interesting to your professor. You could simply ask, if he wants further updates. Most PhD students leaving academia also leave their field and work on ...

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GitHub repository ownership as a PhD student in a lab
5 votes

For me it boils down to the question: Does the individual student take the software with him after the PhD and build his career on it? Or does the lab base a large share of its work on this code and ...

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Dealing with rejection anxiety as a reviewer
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It is nice of you to think about the author of a paper you feel it should be rejected. Please also think about: All the readers. They waste their time reading a bad paper. They were excited when they ...

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Scanned detailed comments for a paper review
2 votes

I'd like to add a concern: Adding scanned documents or annotated PDFs might unwillingly disclose your identity. It is good practice to keep reviewer anonymous for authors. If you are recognized by ...

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I communicate a conjecture and a colleague/professor proves it; are we both authors?
1 votes

As the professor seems excited, your changes are high that you somehow get credit. I see three routes: They will find some older source, stating (and maybe even proving) your conjecture. You don't ...

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Is it unethical to expect one's PhD students to work after graduation without compensation? Should graduates ask for compensation for work?
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Regarding your question about payment and ethics: I don't see ethics involved. And as you just started in industry, you are not facing poverty or a long stretch of time without any payment. Finishing ...

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How to stay calm for a 7 minute scientific research talk?
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Probably too late for your talk, but you might profit for your next time: Learn from other presenters. When you visit the conference, a lot of talks will be 7 min in length. Try to concentrate how ...

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Advisor wants first author. Do I have any leverage?
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Some Elsevier journals are using the CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) author statement. It clarifies what the authors did, but does not help with the order of the author names. Maybe you can add ...

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Should I cite an article that I can't find?
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Do you know any of the authors citing the papers? You can email them and ask where to get the paper or whether they can sent it to you. If you have an adviser, ask them. Maybe they know about the ...

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