I submitted a paper to one of Elsevier journals. It got major revision and the submission time given to me was two months. Now the time is very near (10 days) and I think I cannot complete all changes to be incorporated. I asked for extension in due date of submission through editorial system using my login. Even after 4 days, there is no response. I am confused what should I do?
Is the deadline really hard and if I submit after a week or so, it will be rejected?

My application to a specific PhD position was rejected. I was informed about it last week and I wasn’t even invited to an interview. The information was a standard email telling me that “despite your evident qualifications, there were better candidates”. Now, I see that the institution re-posted a job ad for the exact same position, and only changed the starting date to a later one.

I’m a bit puzzled by this situation and don’t know what to do:

  • Should I re-write a better motivation letter and apply again, or does the early rejection means I have no chances at all?
  • Should I contact the thesis supervisor and ask him what could improve my chances, like this answer to a similar situation suggests?
  • Or should I wait a bit, get other experiences as research staff/assistant or something similar and apply for another position later?

My biggest worry is that I might appear too “pushy” and that my future applications in this institution will be automatically rejected, even if I have more experience. On the other hand, having a feedback from the supervisor could be useful for future applications.

I am aware that similar questions have bee posted already, like this one. However, my situation is slightly different, as I would apply to the same position without any new experience (against what is advised there). The cultural setting is German-speaking Europe.

I did post doc in a university where i did experiments. Later after i rejoined job, i worked on it for 2 years, developed analysis methods and together with prof through communication by mail send it to a reputed journal with the prof being the corresponding author. The mail from the journal forwarded by the prof to me says that my prof is the corresponding author and i am the co author. Does it mean that i am the second author? In the manuscript i am the first author and my prof is the corresponding author and second author. Kindly clarify.

I’ve been working on a case study paper with a colleague, who is the first name on the paper. He is writing his PhD thesis and I am writing my MSc. thesis under the supervision of the same advisor.

Is it okay both of us to use the same results/findings of this paper in our theses?

Advisor told me that this is not okay and added that even the other guy would be okay with that, he didn’t accept this.

At the time that I will be defending my thesis, the paper wouldn’t be published yet. The PhD guy will be defending after me in the future.

What is wrong with that? People cite other people’s work and use them in their theses. Why it is not accepted me to use the results of the paper that I am contributing?

I did post doc in a university where i did experiments. Later after i rejoined job, i worked on it for 2 years, developed analysis methods and together with prof through communication by mail send it to a reputed journal with the prof being the corresponding author. The mail from the journal forwarded by the prof to me says that my prof is the corresponding author and i am the co author. Does it mean that i am the second author? In the manuscript i am the first author and my prof is the corresponding author and second author. Kindly clarify.

I have finished my MA (Contemporary History) and I’m currently a PhD Student (Cold War History) in the University of Athens (Greece).

I would like to go out of the country and the only option I see is go as a visiting researcher. My BA grades are 6.7/10 and MA 9.8/10. Bad BA but great improvement in the MA.

So I’d like to ask if I have any chance to become a visiting researcher in a good USA University, as I need to improve some skills and meet top scholars abroad.

Thanks in advance.

I’m writing CV for a grad school; Fall semester in 2017.
I will work as TA and take several fundamental courses from unofficial school which are related to the areas that I will study in the grad school. This event will begin in Jan. for three months.

And I’m wondering that where I could note this upcoming event.

Could you give me some advice?

I am applying for graduate school. The deadline is in one week.

I need to ask for one more recommendation letter to a professor who I have not spoken to in a year.

The problem is that today is December Twenty-Eighth! I thought about asking her over Christmas but I chickened out because I knew for sure that she would be busy. Now we are only three days away from new year and the deadline follows shortly after. For sure, it would be impolite to delay this any further. The thought of having her spending the new years day writing a letter for me really doesn’t sit very well!

I am afraid that giving such a sudden short notice over such a busy period would be received very poorly by the professor.

Should I do it? How do I do it politely? I really hope the prof do not react to this negatively.

                                          Date : Wed, Dec, 28th, 2016

Respected Sir / Madam,

        Attention : HEAD – Department of Physics

Sub :    the requisition to arrange for conducting a seminar program to disprove “ SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY. ”

I am Asaidurai. A. R ( CAD / CAM & CNC Professional )

I am not a Physicist and I am not a Mathematician too.

But, at present, confidently I claim that I have disproved Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity with undeniable animated graphics representation first time to show the blunder logical mistake that exists in STR.

Also, I have a very simple and excellent idea to conduct an experiment so that to disprove STR.

I know very well millions of people around the world have tried to disprove the same like myself for the past 110 years. But, none was accepted by the scientific intelligentsia because many of them misinterpreted STR and remaining people could not give any single experimental proof for their claims.

Very importantly, I know very well what I have in my hand and I have more than 100% confident that I am not going to be the one among them. Because, none had tried to disprove the same with an experiment.

My whole strength rests on my brilliant simple idea that I got from my intuition which is going to give undeniable experiment result and undeniable animated graphics representation to show the logical mistake of STR on which that theory survived for the past 110 years and it continues its state.

Please, note that none of the human brain ever identified STR’s specific logical mistake yet on this EARTH which I found and claim.

Actually, what I have proved is a new theory named, “ DUAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY ” which contradicts “ SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY ”.

In STR, how “ both the observers of rest and moving frames have the rights to claim other’s clock runs slow ” does not have any logical mistake, in the same manner in DTR “ both the observers of rest and moving frames have the rights to claim other’s clocks run fast ” does not have any logical mistake.

Now, the question of very nature arises to know whether moving clock runs slow according to STR or moving clocks run fast according to DTR. Again our common-sense, intelligence and even our logical-sense alert us that both cannot be true at the same time in any situation and at least one of them must be wrong. Our curiosity struggles to find out the wrong one.

If none of the SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENTSIA is capable to extract the wrong one, then, crystal clearly it will highlight them how illogically STR had been accepted by them for all these 110 years.

In my final minutes of presentation ( seminar ), I am going to prove both STR and DTR are wrong.

I HAVE THE THEORETICAL PROOF WITH GEOMETRY, FORMULAS AND ANIMATED GRAPHICS REPRESENTATIONS WHERE WE WILL BE ABLE TO FIND DTR’s EXTRA PERFECTION THAN STR.

“ On my theory, I welcome to challenge the whole scientific community on this EARTH ! ”

Actually, if “ reality ” differs from my claim, then, one hundred percent it should differ from Einstein’s claim too for the same reasons. I have an idea of simple experiment to verify STR and DTR too.

Please, Remember ………

Because of my poor financial condition, currently, I am unable to bring all of my ideas according to my style of animated graphics representations.

I am curious to conduct the experiment as a proof for my DUAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY as soon as I get the invitation from your end.

Therefore, if I am given a chance to disprove “ Special Theory Of Relativity ” at your end, then, I will be happy and I am sure that I will make the WORLD proud!

FOR YOUR MORE CLARITY :

In fact, I am not the one among those who tried to disprove the same for 110 years vainly.

As I do not have any academic degree, the norms of the Universities may not permit me to conduct a seminar.

Also, I doubt even after the experiment results confirm according to my thesis papers, the scientific community may not wish to recognize my achievement.

This is my life time achievement on which I was researching 40 years from 1976.

All these years, half of my salary income was spent to purchase books of modern physics to understand well enough actually what the subject knowledge material tells to the society.

I have developed my knowledge through hobby only.

Believe it or not but my thesis and given proof for disproving Special Theory of Relativity is TOTAL ERROR FREE! Also, first time on this EARTH, I am disproving with an experiment and no one tried the same with an experiment all these past 110 years.

For your clarity, I wish to say that I can answer and convince all the questions of every physicist who is going to attend the seminar presentation.

My worry is how to get my patent rights only!

Real achievers never complain anyone or anything and just they achieve even if the whole UNIVERSE is against them. And I know that I am the one among them!

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

ASAIDURAI. A. R