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Journal paper, conference paper, book chapter

[academic-filter] Let's say I've done some snazzy research from which I want to produce two journal papers, a conference paper and a book chapter. How different should the conference paper and book chapter be from the journal papers? Is there an order in which I should publish them? [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Apr 16, 2014 - 11 answers

*shakes fist at Elsevier*

I'm heading into the Army for OCS in August, but I'm still very interested in keeping current on science and the current research papers. I've devised a contrivance to keep myself plugged in and reading - a personal blog where I summarize the papers that interest me, more simply to give me a place and a reason to do it. [more inside]
posted by Punkey on Mar 23, 2014 - 10 answers

European (German) looking to move to and work in the US

Okay, I'm trying to keep this brief: I am a German citizen who's been toying with the idea of moving to America for a year or two (or more) for a while now and I need help regarding the work permit papers. More details within. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Jan 21, 2014 - 12 answers

What Android/Windows tablet should I buy for academic use?

What Android or Windows 8 pen-equipped tablet should I buy for reading scientific papers, writing scientific papers, and taking notes? (Or is the app selection for the iPad sufficiently amazing that I should let it override my distaste for Apple's walled garden and the iPad's lack of an active digitizer stylus?) [more inside]
posted by fermion on Jan 20, 2014 - 21 answers

Relational databases for a research project

Is FileMaker Pro right for this? If so, please help me understand the costs/benefits of setting FMP up for certain project-specific functions. [more inside]
posted by sakahane on Sep 29, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I get mildew smell/mildew out of paper?

Our firesafe and everything in it smells like mildew. I'm not exactly sure why, I'm not seeing visible signs of mold. But I know a few older documents went in there smelling musty. It's gross, and many of the documents are important stuff that would be difficult/expensive and in some cases impossible to replace. So what can I do? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Moving Cross Country on Budget: Book Rate/Media Mail and Other Questions

I'm an academic, and am moving across the country (SF to Boston) for a one year gig. The new university is unfortunately not paying my moving expenses (nor a very high salary), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my stuff there. I'll be driving with a station wagon full of stuff, which should be fine for most of my stuff. But I'm not sure *all* of the boxes will fit, and I have a piano and couple of pieces of furniture that I would like to, but don't have to, bring. More below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on May 31, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I learn to read peer-reviewed studies comfortably?

I come from an engineering background rather than a research background, and I find myself lacking in vocabulary when it comes to understanding research papers, particularly when they start talking about ANOVA analyses, F(x) effect sizes and p values. I can skim through the results of a study and see that certain numbers are bigger than other numbers, but I don't really know how to tell whether what I'm seeing is significant. I'm guessing that I'm missing basic education in statistics. Can I fix this in a simple way?
posted by sdis on May 28, 2013 - 9 answers

EU citizen travelling with outdated passport?

My 18-year old stepson is supposed to be travelling from France to the Netherlands tonight and he has just realized that his passport is one month past its expiry. He is a French citizen, but he can't find his ID card (eighteen) ... is there any way around this. Or is it one of those life lessons?
posted by bwonder2 on May 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Blind me with science.

Help me discover recent 'Best Seller' scientific journal articles to read in 2013. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me figure out how to dispose of moldy papers I shouldn't just throw out.

I have papers that I would normally shred or burn, but now they got wet and are somewhat moldy. What do I do with them now? [more inside]
posted by Linda_Holmes on Dec 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Professor, isn't it time for your nap?

You’re an academic, and every now and then, often on short notice, you’ve got to put together an application which includes your papers, your grants, your service (and so on) and it’s in a different format and order to the last time. Would you pay someone to keep track of this stuff AND format your application/review? What do you need them to keep track of? Tell me more. What do you want?
posted by b33j on Oct 14, 2012 - 18 answers

"Nature" for humanities?

Is there an equivalent of "Nature" for the humanities and social sciences? I'm looking for a magazine or blog that curates notable scholarly papers from non-STEM disciplines (philosophy/sociology/psychology/cultural studies/etc) for a wider audience. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Sep 17, 2012 - 13 answers

I don't even want to know how bad I am.

How do I get over my fear of criticism, especially in an academic setting? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jun 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Envisioning a syllabus on the Display of Quantitative Information

I am planning on teaching a course on data visualization to some Ph.D. students in the social sciences, and could use some ideas about designing the syllabus. If you have taken or taught such a course, I would especially value your input, but I would also love to hear from any among you who have experience doing data visualization. [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Discontinued flavored rolling papers?

Where can I find Coconut Juicy Jay's? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Maybe I just have a weak stomach.

Why can't I read comments on my essays, even in private? [more inside]
posted by hepta on Nov 4, 2011 - 28 answers

Papers/Mendeley/Sente/Bookends for the humanities?

I've heard of these great Mac tools, but how do they work for the humanities? I'm a PC person working with some Mac users who want to organize their scholarly lives. I know that Papers, Mendeley, Bookends, and Sente are mentioned as excellent Mac programs, but according to various forum posts around the web I've heard that they're far better for the sciences. Can anyone recommend these for use in the humanities? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Oct 17, 2011 - 10 answers

A successful PhD: software recommendations and other tips?

Hacks for a Successful PhD? I'm looking for tips or software that will help me - as a new PhD student - finish successfully. Researchers: tell me your tricks! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Oct 8, 2011 - 22 answers

Papers, BibDesk, or a maaaagical program made by fairies?

My boss needs an academic reference manager (think: Papers, Sente, BibDesk) that can handle a huge existing BibTeX reference library and a huge-separate-but-sometimes-overlapping existing library of papers in PDF format. Have one you love? Tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real?

Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Aug 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Editing, editing, yeah / Fun fun fun fun...

Does this college-paper-editing idea sound viable for a high school student? Help me come up with a pitch. I have an opportunity this summer to make it happen, as well as expand my school newspaper. [more inside]
posted by glass origami quicksilver robot on Jun 24, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me prune the academic wankery

What are unnecessarily formal "academic jargon" type words that I should seek and destroy in my papers? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 28, 2011 - 66 answers

What are librarians to do when they suspect a student is cheating on a research paper and want thier help to do so?

What are librarians to do when students cheat on a research papers and 'want them to help them? [more inside]
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Apr 19, 2011 - 25 answers

Should I act as a process server?

I've been asked to serve papers for a small claims case by an acquaintance. To what sort of risk will I expose myself - especially legal or financial risk - if I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 - 22 answers

Help me stop procrastinating, stop panicking, and get my schoolwork back on track

How do I overcome paper writing anxiety? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Nov 27, 2010 - 30 answers

I have a really stupid, poorly designed paper assigned to me that I have to write, please help me with it.

I have a really stupid, poorly designed paper assigned to me that I have to write. Please help me with it. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Nov 20, 2010 - 40 answers

I want your ugly, I want your diseased... papers.

I’m a high school student who likes to edit her professor father’s papers (and those of his colleagues) in her free time. How can I help more professors? What else should I learn to become a better editor? [more inside]
posted by glass origami quicksilver robot on Oct 1, 2010 - 22 answers

It's academic

I'm looking for academic/scholarly/somewhat-serious articles discussing anime and/or manga. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

What can I do to get the maximum out of the academic papers I read?

What can I do to get the maximum out of the academic papers I read? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jun 24, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I do a good literature review?

How do I do a good literature review for a research paper in philosophy? I have access to good resources, but I really want to make sure that I cover everything that's been written on the topic. How can I put myself at ease while making sure I don't miss a beat? [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken on Jun 23, 2010 - 17 answers

Are all research papers for sale companies a scam? (I want to work for one, not buy from one).

I'm a PhD candidate who just got hired to (ghost)write academic essays for a company. The pay is fine, and I've been emailing with a real person. Their website also seems legit, and they explicitly told me that this is legal. Could it still be a scam? [more inside]
posted by earlofrochester on Jun 7, 2010 - 24 answers

The structure of scientific awesomeness

What are the most Earth-shatteringly awesome scientific journal article(s) you have read in the last five years? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jun 3, 2010 - 19 answers

How do you study a study?

How can a layperson find out if a study has been discredited, or else disputed? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 27, 2010 - 22 answers

How do I download PDFs from online journals automatically?

How do I automatically "subscribe" to my online professional journals? I want the PDFs from new issues downloaded automatically, is that possible? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Apr 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Hiveminded Social Experiments

I teach a "Writing in the Social and Natural Sciences" course. I want to help my students come up with good ideas for their own personal social experiments... a la Supersize Me kind of thing but without the element of danger. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by madred on Feb 26, 2010 - 17 answers

Can I get H1N1 from grading papers?

Are student papers a possible vector for H1N1? Is there a way to sanitize them without destroying them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2009 - 24 answers

Which papers go in the rectangular file and which go in the circular file?

What important household papers and documents must I keep and file? What papers are OK to throw away? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I search and find non-electronic papers!

How do you search and find academic papers that are in a filing cabinet? [more inside]
posted by kechi on Mar 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Alternative to Papers

I recently found a fantastic program for managing research literature on OSX and I'm looking for a similar program for Windows and Linux. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Dec 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Best method for summarizing papers?

My approach to academic papers is to read through once, then go back and type up notes on it. The problem is that my notes serve two functions: summary and commentary. What's the best software for making synopses of academic papers with personal annotated notes? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Nov 18, 2008 - 12 answers

UnWord Me

Escaping M$ Word, but getting the same formatting... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Rollo's

Why are corners cut on some rolling papers? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Jun 10, 2008 - 7 answers

How to organize scientific article pdfs?

Scientists: What's the best and simplest way to organize, annotate, and take notes from scientific journal articles on a PC? I'm starting a new project and ready for a new system that doesn't require four programs or being unable to find something when I can't remember the title or author. How do you organize your references, pdfs, and notes? [more inside]
posted by JustWandering on Jan 18, 2008 - 18 answers

How'd the California guy get to Washington?

American history question: before modern transportation, how much time did congressmen spend in Washington and how much in their home states? Especially those from, say, California. And how long did the journey take? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Jan 10, 2008 - 13 answers

How to Write Interesting Computer Science

I need help in learning how to write. Specifically, technical writing in the area of computer science. Most specifically, paper writing. [more inside]
posted by gadha on Jan 25, 2007 - 15 answers

Academics: What's your filing system?

Academics: What's your filing system for academic papers? As I finish up my undergrad degree and enter grad school, I'm reading a lot of papers. Currently, they're just in a tall stack on my desk and in a folder in my Mac. I'm interested in hearing filing solutions -- both hard copy and electronic -- for academic papers.
posted by pealco on Dec 14, 2006 - 28 answers

Do I cut my brother off?

At what point should I stop helping my college-aged brother with homework? I feel like I made him reliant on my help, so how can I sever this without hurting his feelings or his GPA? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on Nov 29, 2006 - 27 answers

What are the best research papers you've ever read?

Academics: What are your favorite research papers? [more inside]
posted by tasty on Oct 3, 2006 - 23 answers

Easy way to destroy financial papers?

Three bags of financial papers. No shredder. Looking for an easy safe way to destroy them. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Jul 10, 2006 - 33 answers

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