Any suggestions as to where or how I can locate or arrange such a prepublication research critique exchange would be greatly appreciated. (I have already spent many hours searching the Internet.) I am a retired PhD and I have written an original non-major updated general statistics book. It is intended to reduce the cost of texts for students both here in the US and in the third world. It also updates and expands on power and sample size considerations. I even have proofs available and have arranged a low price for a beautiful print job. But I have gotten to the point that I am probably plowing n as many errors as I correct. I have no contacts or funds to do a prepublication check and critique. So, I am seeking someone to search it for errors, etc. I could do the same for their book in another subject such as elementary geometry or trigonometry, first year calculus, basic or college algebra, linear algebra, etc. My background includes public health, crop science, entomology, ecology and marine biology as well as statistics.

I have wrote a paper almost a year ago which it was accepted by a peer review in a conference. However, I never got to present it there due to excessive fees of the event. I want to cite this paper now, so my question is, can I treat this paper as unpublished work or is there a formal way to say accepted in the conference, or any other appropriate way? If it makes any difference i am using Harvard citation format. Side note, is it ok to upload it to my academia webpage and make a citation to there?


I am currently working on a research paper in Computer Science which involves quite a few math equations. I am using MS Word currently to write the paper. I haven’t yet included the equations. I am planning to send it to a journal.

I have a previously published paper in IEEE Digital Xplore for which I used LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu to specify the equations and the content. I thought it wouldn’t matter what platform I used because I would later convert the document into PDF format. But in the actual paper available on the website, the equations all look pixelated and downright illegible.

My question is, what is the standard way of specifying equations for a research paper? Should I convert the whole document to LaTex and specify equations there? If so, should I look up on the particular journal format to use before including the content?

FYI, I am in CS and EE field. Relevant journals and conferences are organized by IEEE, ACM, USENIK and so on.

I’ve noticed that many paper submission system don’t require neither source code nor experiment data.

In this situation, how reviewers tell if a paper under review is forged or not?

I can imagine that a cunning person proposes a novel-looking idea, but their performance and evaluation is not that good as he/she proposed. Then, I think he/she can forge his/her work slightly so that it cannot be suspected of being forged by reviewers.

Such papers/work make followers have hard time to identify if the work is forged or not.

I am an undergraduate chemical engineering student who has been participating in research for a little less than a year now. I was able to get a paper published on one of my previous projects. Since I do not feel that the automotive industry is for me, and since I really like doing research, I have realized that the biomedical engineering path is more suitable for me.

I started looking for summer research programs at different universities throughout the US, and also found one in Switzerland, but some of them require a very high GPA. The reason why I want to participate in these types of programs, is because I truly want to make my research skills more versatile – I also believe that being exposed to different research projects, will help me on my own, current, research project.

I do not have the high GPA, but I have the stamina, ambition, and research experience that I believe it takes to complete such an intensive summer program. Should I still bother applying to them, is there any chance they will consider me?

I do not want to ask my research professor for letter of recommendation, when I know there is no possibility of me being accepted. For anyone who has participated in said summer research programs, what was your experience like? Do they really place such a strong emphasis on GPA, or do they take into consideration the work you did/have been doing in your lab? I was thinking of emailing the department head of these programs, introducing myself, “bothering” them, but I am not sure whether starting off with “my GPA is not high enough” is the best idea.

I’d really love to have your valuable advice!

I have a professor who I respect very much and he adores me as his student, often says I’m his best student. And we kept in touch even after I graduated recently. I email him a lot about grad school and he usually responds really fast, like within 3 hours after I sent the email.

About two weeks ago, I wrote him an email about grad school, but he didn’t reply. It was unusual but I waited for a week, and wrote two more emails to him and sent to both his email addresses, he still didn’t reply. Now it’s been two weeks. It’s really unusual that he doesn’t respond at all, and I normally CC myself in those emails, and I received my own emails, so I know it’s not the problem of email delivery.

My concern right now is that he’s old and I’m worried about his health; because him not responding is not like him. I’m in a different country now, so I can’t physically check up on him, but I have his colleague’s email. Would it be rude if I sent his colleague an email to ask if everything is okay with my professor? Do they have any news about him? What if my professor was just busy and didn’r reply? Would I be overboard on this issue by asking his collegue?

Also since he was gonna write me recommendation letters, would it seem like I’m only asking about him to make sure that I have my LOR? (WHICH ISN’T WHY I’M CONCERNED.) I don’t know if it’s appropriate to email his colleague and ask about how’s he doing and if anything happened.

What should I do? Thank you so much!

I am looking for any type of oral literature (folktale, poem whatever), that would include an inserted story, however minor, that is in its content foreign to the primary poem, folktale…

Let me give you an example of what I am looking for: a Russian fable in which a fox would tell to a chicken the story of Noah’s ark or something like that. Something in this made up way…

Does anyone know a story like that?

I have started looking for some universities that might offer interesting courses related to what I’m currently studying. And almost all of them (as it is to be expected) assume the prerequisite of having completed a bachelor degree worth at least 180 ECTS.

To put it in context, I’m studying a Mathematics degree in Spain. This is a 4 year program that worths 240 ECTS. I’m not sure about the nomenclature, but I think the equivalent is a Bachelor degree. Now, most of the masters programs I’ve seen (restricted to the EU only), are 2 year programs, and one could perhaps argue that the first year of the master degree on those universities looks pretty much the same as my fourth year on my undergraduate studies (subjects like Algebraic Topology, Commutative Algebra, etc, are covered in both my fourth year and on the masters degree first year). My question then is the following:

Having I passed those subjects and finished my 4 year Bacherlor degree, am I more likely to be accepted in any of those master programs than a student whose bacherlor degree worths 180 ECTS?

This is my first question here and I don’t know if it fits this site. Let me know if any changes on the question are needed, and thanks in advance to you all!