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Yes Bewildered. The link that you provided relates very much to my case http://retractionwatch.com/2015/06/25/one-publisher-appears-to-have-retracted-thousands-of-meeting-abstracts-yes-thousands/#more-29631
I thought the conference was reliable and that was why I submitted my paper there in the 1st place.
It's not the money/ compensation that I'm worried about Plju. The notice of retraction of the paper is on the internet and it is even listed in Research Gate. Everyone around the world can see my name with a retracted paper. I'm worried about my other papers too.
Yes. I went to the conference and presented the paper in 2010, TreeofLife. The retraction was not there until recently (2-3 months back). I emailed them to inquire the reason for the retraction but no reply, and my search in the internet shows those I wrote in my previous post.
My paper in a conference was retracted. When I search deeper, the whole proceedings (1 volume) of the conference was retrated. There are 2 pages of the list of authors who presented papers in that conference and their papers are also retracted. The conference was in 2010 and organized by xxxxx. When I search about xxxxx, it is written that the body organized fake bogus conference. How come it is a fake conference when we get reviewer comments, presented the paper and paid the registration fee?
Can someone please help me to get theses papers:
1. Tobias Nefab, Marco Guidalicd & Robert Rienercd, ARMin III – arm therapy exoskeleton with an ergonomic shoulder actuation, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics,Volume 6, Issue 2, 2009, pages 127-142
2. D.J. Magermans, E.K.J. Chadwick, H.E.J. Veeger, F.C.T. van der Helm, Requirements for upper extremity motions during activities of daily living, Clinical Biomechanics, Volume 20, Issue 6, July 2005, Pages 591–599..
3.Nadia Zouba, Bernard Boulay, Francois Bremond, Monique Thonnat, 2008, Monitoring Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) of Elderly Based on 3D Key Human PosturesCognitive Vision
Lecture Notes in Computer ScienceVolume 5329, 2008, pp 37-50
I have been applying many research grants but no luck. The competition is very tough but I think I have written the proposal as best as I could.
Anyone would like to share his/her experience?
I am working at a university at the moment, but I find that I don't have enough time to prepare for classes, supervise student project,do administrative job let alone write paper or find a very good/ solid idea to apply for grants. For those academicians out there, how do you manage? Isn't looking for ideas take a lot of time. How to shorten it?
Thanks for sharing.
You have just started a month ago- 5 articles during the 1st month seems ok to me. (Correct me if I misunderstood what you wrote).
Don't worry so much about other people. Just focus on your work. Sometimes people seems to know more and very much advanced in the research, but actually they are just in same boat as you.
When I couldn't focus while doing my PhD, I told myself to think about work between 8am-5pm. After that, then only I focused on my problem. Writing about the problems, listing the options, pros and cons for each of the options helped me to think less about the problem during working. Talking to people and taking actions after listing the those things also help.
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I tried my best to prepare for the classes. I have forgotten a lot of things and it takes a long time to prepare each time. I have classes every day (Mon-Thu) and almost no time for my personal life. Many times that I can see the students look bored, don’t understand and don’t pay much attention in the class. I’ve lost my joking skills during PhD to make the class to be more interesting. I feel that I work hard but the outcome is not that good. When I was an undergraduate student, I sometimes complained about the way that my lecturers conducted the class- they were not well prepared, etc. Now, I find that I am doing those things they did that I hated too. Lesson to learn: do not complain about your lecturers!
On top of this, all lecturers in the same level as me (assistant prof.) are chasing to become associate prof, fighting for grants and to get postgraduate students. I find that it is overwhelming to work in academic. I can’t sleep at night and funny that I still feel suicidal even after PhD (6.5 monts after PhD to be exact).
Sorry if my post sounds more like a rant.
Anyone care to share their experience and opinion in supervising student research, teaching them and how to build an excellent academic career without becoming crazy?
I've finished my PhD few months ago and now I have returned to my home country, working in a university. In my country, we can directly become lecturers without having to do several post-docs. I have to teach classes, conduct research, apply for grants and supervise student research (so far undergraduate final year projects).
I'm not so sure how to supervise student’s research even it is at undergraduate level. Whether to just let them plan and do the research on their own or should I provide the plan. So far I let them to come out with their own proposal on what to do and how. But there are few things that I think they should do more, for example what they propose actually has been done by someone else. So I ask them to add more. I notice that when I interfere more they become demotivated. But if I don't interfere most probably they won't meet the university standard. Then sometimes, I myself don't know about the things that I suggested them to do. With the classes going on and having to revise the subjects before teaching (the last time I studied the subject was 10 years ago), I have no time to check before suggesting something. I don’t want to misguide them or waste their time. I also don’t want to be like my PhD supervisor- he didn’t give much input (more stories are in my previous posts) and I was bound to be lost a lot time during my PhD. I don’t want the same thing to happen to my students. I feel that my PhD experience was traumatic and it is traumatic to guide student’s research now. What stressed me more is their examiners are my lecturers who taught me during my undergraduate studies. Somehow I feel like that I am the one who is being evaluated.
I notice that I am more anxious and worried over small matters now, than before I did my PhD. I can get angry easily and I can't sleep if there are any non-study related problems (e.g. family problems) that bother me. I remembered that I was not like this before- I could still sleep if it is just a small/ not so large family problem, but now, I need sleeping pills. I am also becoming more sensitive and I can't hear people asking me why don't I lead a normal life like other women of my age. I am especially sensitive to the question why am I not married yet when my friends are having their 3rd/4th child, and their 1st children are entering primary schools already. Now, I am back at my home country, people love to ask this question. I am also very nervous of doing the things that I used to do, but in a new environment or had stopped doing them for many years due to PhD, e.g. renting a new place, going to work (I stopped working for few years to complete the PhD), driving a car ( I used to drive before but then used public transportation during PhD). I also feel like a bitter person.
Am I the only one who feels this way? Has anyone felt the same way and recovered? How to recover and how long did it take?
I have completed my PhD about 2 weeks ago and I am now just waiting for my graduation ceremony/ convocation which will be held at the end of this month. I will start working/ report duty tomorrow and please pray that everything will go well with my job.
I would like to thank everyone here for your replies, comments, suggestions and sharing/posting both your good and bad stories and experiences. Good stories motivated me that I could also achieve what others had achieved and bad stories reminded me that my condition was not the worst, there were other people in more difficult situations, but put a fight and struggled to survive- so should I do the same too. There were many times that I felt blank and wanted giving up, posting and reading the threads in this forum helped me a lot to keep going.
Although my PhD is far from getting me a nobel prize, does not change the world and is just a normal PhD, I am proud of just finishing the PhD. Same like many other students, my PhD had been a difficult journey- I didn't get much support from my supervisor, his area of expertise was different from my research, 80% of the input was from me, I had to start the research from scratch, no one in my lab was doing/ had done the same research, I didn't speak or even read the local language where I did the PhD and I was alone, without a family by my side throughout my study years. But, I am happy that I completed my PhD.
To those who are at the stage of finding a topic, literature review, experimenting, writing, doing corrections etc, believe me, if I can finally do it, so can you! You can do it!.
To all forum members, thanks again! You are my HEROES!!! ;-)
I really hate to do the corrections, but luckily for me, although I have 5 examiners, all of them are internal. In my university, the examiners don't provide a written list of corrections. So after the 1st viva, I went to meet all them, one by one to confirm all the corrections that they asked me to do.
After listing all of the corrections clearly, then only I saw that they are not as bad as I thought after the 1st viva. That motivates me a lot to finish them. I tried my best to correct one by one and one week before my 2nd viva, I went to meet the examiners again to check whether I had address their concerns correctly and finally I submitted and presented those corrections in my 2nd viva about 3 weeks ago.
You can do it Pineapple. I know you can ! ;-)
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