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answered Consolation position after tenure is denied
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answered Is it permissible to use somebody else's words (without quotations) to describe a concept once their work is cited?
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comment How much do Springer-Verlag authors make per book sold?
@IvarPersson: It's 50% of Springer's net proceeds if they license the translation rights to another publisher, right? (At least that's what I've seen.) Basically, Springer collects royalties from licensed translations and then splits them 50-50 with the original author, but this isn't as lucrative as it sounds since these royalties are only a modest fraction of the price of the translated book (most goes to the translation's publisher and the bookseller). Also, net proceeds are after production costs, so any expenses on Springer's part are deducted before the 50-50 split.
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comment UPDATED (APRIL 14): Design for Academia.se
What are the current up/down indicators? Pen nibs? That seems really off to me (maybe it varies by school or department, but I don't think I've ever seen anyone in academia use or discuss fountain pens), so I'd be happy if we could replace them with something else.
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comment Where to include contact details in math paper
I doubt it matters where you put the contact information in the submitted version (the journal will reformat it if accepted). Sometimes it's a footnote on the first page, sometimes it's arranged next to the author's name, and sometimes it's at the end of the paper. The easiest thing is probably to use the amsart document class, which is common in mathematics and will handle this automatically (it puts it at the end).
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comment doctoral dissertations from for-profit schools
Do I understand right that you are saying someone got a doctorate from the University of Phoenix, the degree requires a dissertation, but the University of Phoenix does not possess a copy of it? [I'm checking that "university's own library" is the University of Phoenix, not your university.] That sounds terrible.
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comment Model for the number of citations an article receives over time
Yes, aggregate data should be much smoother (although Tao's total citation counts are particularly smooth, since he has published a ton of consistently highly cited papers; for widespread applicability, the important question is how things work for people who aren't famous or highly cited).
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comment Statistics of Tenures at Harvard and MIT
I don't know much about the departments you mention, but I see no evidence at all for this (and in mathematics it's certainly false). I just looked at the first ten faculty members in the MIT biology department, alphabetically. One assistant professor, two associate professors, and one adjunct professor (deputy director of the Broad Institute), and the rest were full professors (one emeritus). Three were Stanford Ph.D.s, two Berkeley, two Harvard, and one each from UMass, Vienna, and Wisconsin. This isn't a good enough sample to answer your question definitively, but it's not 100% Harvard.
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comment Why do teachers and faculty oversimplify things?
"Lied" seems like a strong word (probably used by the lecturer for humor). The statement that the earth is spherical is obviously just an approximation, since perfect spheres don't have mountains or valleys. It turns out that there's a systematic inaccuracy that's even greater than the obvious issues, but I don't see why that should be shocking or distressing.
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comment UPDATED (APRIL 14): Design for Academia.se
I doubt many people will see it this way, but it's a valid point, and changing the direction to 10:00 would fix this issue in an otherwise harmless way.
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answered Are many new math results first published in monographs?
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comment Are Mathematics graduate programs open to admitting a student out of high school with graduate work?
@MichaelMartinez: Mathematics. Aleksandr Khazanov went straight from high school to grad school at Penn State. (His career ended in tragedy when he disappeared in 2001, but he was an extraordinarily impressive young mathematician.)
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answered Are Mathematics graduate programs open to admitting a student out of high school with graduate work?
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answered What happens if your manuscript is accepted as a filler?
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