I recently cowrote a paper which came out somewhat long: 40+ pages. We uploaded it to arXiv in this form, but afterwards decided that it would be preferable to publish it as a series of two papers. (It was a natural decision given the length and the fact that it naturally splits into two weakly interacting parts. On the other hand, there is arguably some added value in having a combined version of the paper available somewhere.) At this moment, one of these parts has been submitted to a journal, the other one is still work in progress (the introductory sections need to be written almost from scratch).

What is the best way to record this on a CV/publication list at this point? Of course, it goes without saying that arXiv preprints are not nearly as important as published papers, but it seems it would be honest to own up to all of my writings in some form.

Options I see:
a) Just reference the preprint on arXiv, and worry about the rest when the other papers are accepted,
b) Mention both the preprint and the submitted paper with an awkward note explaining what is going on (perhaps this should also involve uploading the half-paper to arXiv).

(If relevant, my field is pure mathematics, I’m a PhD student about to graduate. I do need an up-to-date CV.)

I have a BA degree in computer networking and has been working in the field for 4 years in a non-profit school. Now, I find myself really into making a different in Education and want to get a Master degree in Education Leadership. Is there any possibility for me to do that? Do I need to have teaching exp to apply? I’m trying to do a research on modern educational methodologies in developing countries. Is it enough for my application?

Thanks so much!


This question is regarding math journals but I assume should apply to journals in other disciplines as well. Some journals ask you to choose a reviewer from their list (or sometimes they ask you to suggest your reviewer of choice) as you are about to submit your manuscript. My question is what exactly this reviewer does to the manuscript? Does (s)he looks at it and decides whether to send it to a referee? or (s)he is indeed the referee?

I am an Accounting & MIS (Management Information Systems) major on a 5-year track. I will graduate with a double major/ double minor. Is it worthwhile to obtain a Master’s of Business Administration or Master’s of Accountancy to prepare for the CPA; or sit with 150 hours (without the pursuance of a Masters degree).
I am asking about the benefits associated with the additional knowledge gained and the economic value (gain or loss) of an additional 1-2 years in school.

I’ve been assigned the position of Teaching Assistant for the programming part of my university courses in Bayesian Inference, at the MS level. I previously taught a course, a few months ago, in Computational statistics. My experience doing this, with no previous teaching experience, has been not so great because of generally poor student’s performance, probably due to a lack of familiarity with the programming language used (R).

I am preparing slides lecture by lecture, with embedded code that I run and comment upon on-the-go. Occasionally I propose exercises but execution is often sketchy and I find many people cannot use the basic constructs of the language with enough fluency to create code that runs “on the spot”. Given that I have a program to cover and I would not know what else to propose to the students other than exercising more and studying the syntax of the language — I am, myself, in most regards self-taught about this, meaning that my programming abilities have little to do with the coursework I did during my studies — do you have any advice on how to make my lectures more effective and stimulating?

I have questions on how to properly cite a mathematical theorem in order to use it in a paper.

For example, assume that I need to apply an exiting theorem from a published monograph 1.

Theorem 1 [monograph 1]. statements…

Proof: refer to [monograph 1]

My supervisor suggested that if I put the citation remark after Theorem 1, then all the statements and wordings of my writing have to be identical to the original one in [monograph 1]. However, if I state this theorem by my own words, with possible changes of notations or similar things, then I cannot put the citation remark after Theorem 1, but only refer it at the beginning of the proof of this theorem as I have shown above.

So what is the proper way to cite a theorem in a situation like this ? I personally prefer to state an exiting theorem by my own words. This is because formulations of theorems are not always optimal and also the notations generally have to be changed in accordance to my writings.

Note that I need to apply the equations in Theorem 1 in my subsequent writings, so simply quoting this theorem and applying its conclusions may not be a good choice.

Thanks a lot !

My supervisor has told all his PhD students (more than 20) that from now on if a student gets grant then half of it must be given to group so that it could be used for the expenses for other students like conference travel. I have not applied for any grant and at the moment I am not planning to. I just want to know if this is ethical?

What I feel is that supervisors are there to supervise and it is their job. They are paid for it. If they want money, apply for grant by themselves, why expect money from a poor student?

Please not that the grant which the student gets is specifically for students. And supposed to be applied only by students themselves.