3h
awarded Nice Answer
3h
answered Is it legal to add your publications to ResearchGate?
7h
answered Is it unethical/unscientific to omit outlier data in a publication when they are in FAVOR of your argument?
Aug
24
awarded Guru
Aug
23
comment How to avoid plagiarism when working on an idea not developed from a student who quit the PhD program?
Copyright draws no distinction between "personal documents" and "work presented at a conference". Regarding Ryder's book, I find it implausible that he was copying text from Popov's preprint without permission. It's much more likely that Ryder wrote chapter 6 himself but was giving Wess and Popov credit for some of the ideas and explanations he used. (It's conceivable that Ryder got permission to copy some text, but there's no way Cambridge University Press would let him do it without permission, and I can't believe he just slipped this past his editor.)
Aug
22
answered Kavli Frontiers of Science: is it a worthwhile use of one's time?
Aug
21
awarded Nice Answer
Aug
21
awarded Good Answer
Aug
20
answered Why is my theory not (yet) celebrated by scientific community?
Aug
20
answered Former professor wants an update to write a recommendation letter, should I include a bad grade?
Aug
20
comment How to withdraw a published paper when former boss seems to be raising ethical and data integrity issues with the editor?
Yeah, I'd avoid lawyers. It will both complicate things and look defensive/guilty at this stage. (And in the U.S. the bar would be very high to have a case for defamation here. Publishing a paper makes you a public figure for issues related to this paper, and public figures can't win a defamation case unless they can prove actual malice.)
Aug
19
answered How to withdraw a published paper when former boss seems to be raising ethical and data integrity issues with the editor?
Aug
18
answered Why do tenured professors still publish in pay-walled venues?
Aug
18
comment Risks of shifting to post-publication review
I agree with Boris Bukh (although I'd describe formal publication as more than just "play the status game"). It's worth separating the issues of gamification and reputation systems from post-publication review. The latter is certainly possible, if you're open-minded about what counts as post-publication review, while the former is much more questionable.
Aug
18
comment Dullness vs. going overboard: Should I be calling people 'enfants terribles' in an academic paper?
As a side comment, I'd be wary of "building suspense" in academic writing. It might work OK in a course assignment, but it's dangerous in a published paper. The difficulty is that for each careful reader, you'll have dozens of casual readers who primarily skim the introduction (no matter how engaging your writing is). The casual readers are an important part of your audience, and it's critical to make sure your work is widely known and understood, even among people who aren't going to study it in detail right now. This means explaining things as clearly and directly as possible.
Aug
17
awarded Enlightened
Aug
15
comment Are there examples of more efficient funding systems than grant applications?
I'm not convinced that the inefficiency you describe has much to do with the grant system itself, but rather certain implementations of it. My impression is that some areas have extraordinary competition, with seemingly random decisions. However, most do not. The success rate for NSF proposals overall is about 25%, and work put into rejected proposals is often recycled for the next proposal, so the average amount of work done per successful proposal is not incredibly high. (I'm not convinced it's problematic if the community as a whole writes several proposals for each funded grant.)
Aug
15
comment Jumping from an ABA to an MBA?
As I understand it, MBA programs require no undergraduate background in business whatsoever, at least in the U.S. (You typically need an undergraduate degree of some sort, as well as some real-world business experience, but you don't need any specific academic background at all.) However, I've never attended or taught at such a program, so I'll leave a formal answer to people with more direct expertise.
Aug
14
comment Roughly what date do NSF Postdoc Fellowship announcements occur?
What do you mean by rolling applications? If you're thinking about deciding whether to apply for more postdocs after hearing about the NSF, it comes out too late for that. The NSF is announced after the application deadlines for a lot of jobs, so you need to plan and apply under the assumption that you won't get the NSF.
Aug
11
comment How do professors choose their summer salary?
That's a good point. I'm used to thinking of these outcomes as pretty similar, at least in pure mathematics, but I imagine it plays out differently in other fields. (Many people getting summer salary from NSF grants in pure mathematics don't have many other funding opportunities and aren't going to do extra teaching or consulting over the summer. If they get paid for less of the summer, then they'll end up doing the same research for less money.)
1 2 3 4 5