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My question is inspired by this question. Say a student wants to publish on GitHub some code that they've written as assignments for a programming class. The student may be motivated by a desire to show off their programming skills and advance their career this way, or by a wish to provide a useful resource on the internet that others might useful (say, people who are teaching themselves to program, or programmers who may be able to use the code to save themselves some work in connection with a project they're working on), or some combination.

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I am working on Informatics and I am trying to formulate a research question. The thing is I read a lot of examples where the research question has a lot in common with hypotheses, where 2 alternatives are compared. But in my topic, there is no alternative to compare. The way of achieving "task X" have no alternative for the involved actor, therefore I can not ask thinks like "is technique A better than technique B". The only solution I had in mind was trying to prove if the problem is really feasible. In this sense I asked myself: "is it possible for the actor to do task X?".

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Is it just to check that the paper's results are correct? Should I expect that the authors describe their methods for arriving at the right answers / solving a problem? I've often found that on a key part of the paper, e.g., the main result, the authors just give you the data without explaining. I then have to verify that the data is correct and the results are correct but this takes a bit of work on my part, which I am happy to do, but I wonder why these steps aren't shown on the paper itself.

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I'm applying for a PhD program which lists "Two references" in their required documents. The general university online application portal lets me submit details of more than two referees though. I really want to provide three references for this course. Technically I do have two technical referees in the system already, but while quite ok, I expect their references to be a bit flat and generic - given we worked together not that much, two years ago and in a different field. I know academic references have priority over professional ones.

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I am an undergraduate student applying for internships that are frequently in academia. Currently, I've been providing all my experience in a one-page resume format, and find myself having to continue to make the text font size smaller and smaller. Would it be best for me to switch to a CV?

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I just saw several designations of scientists in my institute: Scientist Research Scientist Project Scientist Technical Scientist What is the difference between them?

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I submitted a joint paper and it is accepted by a journal after two minor revisions. In the last revision, there is a misunderstanding between my coauthor and me, so the last revisions still contained several mistakes. The manuscript has gone into production and the journal will send the proofs. How do I fix the mistake? (1) Should I contact the journal immediately and send revised manuscript? Or (2) should I wait the proof-reading version and ask the journal to fix my mistakes? I prefer the first option, since this is faster and pointing out the mistake in the proof-reading version is more difficult than fixing the original manuscript. The manuscript is written in LATEX.

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From August 2015 through August 2016 I was on a Nuclear/Radiation Physics based work placement in a scientific research institute, between my second and third years of my university Maths degree. I am now back at university, half way through my third year. About half way through my work placement (which I thoroughly enjoyed), my supervisor suggested that the work I was doing could be considered publishable. Being an undergraduate this was (and is) obviously a very exciting prospect. It turned out that we did decide to write a paper, and my supervisor said to be that I would get to be the first author.

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I am thinking of buying a small gift, like coffee, for a teaching assistant, who helped me solve problems in a particular subject, even outside of work time, to thank for the effort. Is this appropriate or even allowed?

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After one month that i submitted a manuscript, Editor-in-chief sent email and she says "please upload figures separately from manuscript and please resubmit manuscript as soon as possible". What does this mean? What happen next to?

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