Jul
20
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
19
comment Unfinished math PhD
Hmm, that's a tough question. It's hard to quantify this (it depends a lot on the specific papers, on the school in question, on the subfield of mathematics, etc., plus it can change over time: looking at CVs of long-time faculty members can be a terrible way to judge the current hiring standards). But this could be a good question to ask on this site. For a quick overview, research universities and even top liberal arts colleges are really demanding in terms of research accomplishments. Community colleges are not, and in the U.S. other schools fill pretty much the whole range in between.
Jul
19
comment Unfinished math PhD
I largely agree, but the "publish lots of papers in prestigious places" part is only necessary for those seeking jobs in which research plays an important role. For teaching-oriented jobs, one could often replace it with "publish some papers in good places" (or less, depending on the job).
Jul
19
answered Leave out the last chapter as it anyway should be addressed in second edition?
Jul
19
comment Admission process to British universities (in particular, Oxford and Cambridge)
For Cambridge, the unofficial guide at dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~twk/PartIII.pdf might be useful (although it's not exactly an answer to your question).
Jul
19
comment Where do research labs get their funding?
This depends enormously on the research field. For example, you might be doing particle physics, ecology, public health, archaeology, astronomy, etc. Each of these areas requires funding, but the economics and funding patterns can vary a lot.
Jul
18
answered Interpretation of "GRE subject test is required, but your application will be considered anyway"
Jul
17
answered FizzBuzz for Academia, Questions to Gauge Research Understanding
Jul
17
answered Should I cite author names as they appear in the journal or as I know them to be complete?
Jul
14
comment How to publish easily - low entry reqs
I voted to close because the question needs clarification. It's implausible that a web developer one year out from a master's degree really needs ten or twenty academic publications. Asking how to do it "easily and quickly" comes across as trolling or asking for advice on how to cheat the system. Is the research for 10+ papers already completed, with the question being how to get them written and published ASAP? How to split one master's thesis into ten or twenty papers? How to carry out the research for ten papers quickly? How to publish research papers without actually doing research?
Jul
12
answered Should professors help masters research students to find a research topic?
Jul
12
awarded Vox Populi
Jul
12
awarded Suffrage
Jul
12
comment Citing references consistently
Regarding omitting issue numbers, I always thought they were completely unnecessary, but then I learned that a few journals are paginated by issue rather than volume. If you're looking through hard copies or navigating the journal web site, then knowing the issue number becomes genuinely helpful. (But it's still irrelevant if you are doing a web search.)
Jul
7
awarded Good Answer
Jul
7
answered Do universities hire graduates from lesser universities
Jul
6
comment Acknowledgement of submission to the Annals of Mathematics
@PeteL.Clark: Hmm, good point (I hadn't looked at them). I don't know how they would handle it. I hope they would suggest the papers were inappropriate and ask the author to stop sending them, but perhaps they would expect people to take the hint if their papers were repeatedly rejected without refereeing.
Jul
6
answered Acknowledgement of submission to the Annals of Mathematics
Jun
23
comment How do we properly include and cite a set of equations from another paper?
In a long paper, this would have the disadvantage of making it difficult to find an equation given its number.
Jun
20
comment I found another proof of my theorem. Can I present two different proofs in the paper?
It would be worth taking a look at Stan Wagon's article Fourteen proofs of a result about tiling a rectangle. It can be thought of as an extended meditation on the question of when two proofs are equivalent.
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