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Thread: VIVA panic!

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25-Mar-14, 06:40
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posted about 6 years ago
Even after you've passed your viva, you will continue to find gaps in your literature review.
More importantly, you have to cite your external examiners' papers as many as possible... This is the rule of the game.

Thread: Advice Needed: Upset supervisor and submission of journal articles

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24-Mar-14, 03:20
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posted about 6 years ago
TreeofLife has a good point. You need to repair damages now...
Your supervisor may not write very positive of you in letter of recommendation etc.

Thread: Advice Needed: Upset supervisor and submission of journal articles

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24-Mar-14, 00:14
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posted about 6 years ago
Your supervisor may not be simply "very unhappy".
First, he should feel confident that you are on the right track.
Second, he should be happy that two papers are published.
Third, his name is included as co-author. (Some students even published papers without including the supervisor; it may be acceptable depending on the subject disciplines.)

The question is whether the paper is accepted with major or minor revision, and whether there is a deadline for the revision.
Meanwhile, you could explain that you need to graduate or work soon... just some personal reasons...

Thread: Submit thesis with published papers

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14-Mar-14, 01:10
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Quote From DrCorinne:

I might have understood your point in the wrong way MeaninginLife, but your comment seems to imply a judgement on piere's work that -unless you know him personally- is out of context here.


My main point is "Do not assume publications imply Pass with minor revisions".
On the contrary, some may feel uncomfortable when you told them that you had 3 papers published.
In a sense, you could be perceived as having high self-esteem or even arrogant.

Indirectly, the message perceived could be "this PhD candidate is more superior than you".
It is also possible that the professors in the viva committee did not have any publication during their viva.

During my viva, one professor said that he knew everything that i had presented. (How can that be! Liar!)
However, his questions were all quite superficial, and i did not feel challenged by his questions at all.

Thread: Submit thesis with published papers

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13-Mar-14, 12:10
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posted about 6 years ago
The fact is one PhD candidate had 3 papers published with 80 citations...
However, he was recommended "resubmit".
It was shared in this forum last year.

Thread: Submit thesis with published papers

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13-Mar-14, 02:26
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posted about 6 years ago
Sometimes, we need to show off. Sometimes, we should hide some publications.
Whether humanities or social sciences and physical sciences, there are crooks and liars...

Thread: Submit thesis with published papers

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07-Mar-14, 15:24
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One PhD student had a 3-year old paper with 45 citations.
However, he was recommended "revise and re-submit".

Thread: Submit thesis with published papers

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06-Mar-14, 15:30
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I also had 3 papers published. But I only submitted 1 paper with the thesis.
It depends on the maturity of internal examiner...

However, it can still be dangerous if someone is *jealous* of your publications.
Be humble...

Thread: A choice of two supervisors, need input.

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26-Feb-14, 14:50
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posted about 6 years ago
There are already many good advices...

Just add one more point: nice supervisor may not always be a good bet. This supervisor may not be able to defend you in certain situations.

Inexperienced supervisors may give you wrong advice and you may have *very major* revisions for your thesis later. In addition, your papers could be rejected for publications...

Thread: Resubmission examiners report - confused....

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23-Feb-14, 00:35
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posted about 6 years ago
Quote From ywan459:


There is a long question that seems examiner would like to propose a new hypothesis. It aims to a part of my dissertation that tested a hypothesis from a published paper. That question is not relevant to my context, but talking about a field which close to what I have presented in that section, and the examiner has been working in that field for many years. However, my supervisor insists my to do a couple of more tests to answer those questions. I am not very sure if this is necessary. Indeed, I have already written a discussion to answer it. If I do this test, it becomes I am testing examiner's hypothesis, rather than the original purpose of that chapter.



You may want to check with the examiner whether you can pursue this work as a separate collaboration project.
Because you have limited time to complete your minor correction.

Thread: corrections

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14-Feb-14, 10:46
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posted about 6 years ago
In a sense, the examiner is also punishing himself/herself for the multiple corrections/admin work or wasting time together...

It is only a student's thesis. Would the academic read? Maybe more of future PhD students are interested.

Thread: Is it enough to apply PhD without a undergraduate degree?

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12-Feb-14, 03:49
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posted about 6 years ago
For example, Freeman Dyson enrolled in the University of Cambridge, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics.
He is now a physics professor, but he did not have a master or PhD in physics.

Thread: Copying and pasting from PhD for Journal Article

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04-Feb-14, 00:19
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posted about 6 years ago
Quote From JStanley:
This is what I mean about varying responses. I guess to be on the safe side I should try and reword every single thing! I was worried about whether it would be classed as 'self-plagiarism' to cut and paste from my thesis.


I tried to reword only about 50% from a section of my thesis. Interestingly, the editor and reviewers provided further suggestions to the extent that my paper does not look quite the same as my original thesis. In general, published papers are of higher quality as compared to student's thesis.

Thread: Publishing a Monograph sections of which have been published in Journals

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03-Feb-14, 03:44
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Quote From patseya:
@ MeaninginLife. I have seen instances where some publishers (including Taylor & Francis, Routledge) after publishing articles in one volume of a journal then re-published all the articles in that same journal as a book.


Of course, it is doable.
However, as I've said, it depends on individual university... The university has their own rules and regulations...
Some professors try to set a higher ethical standard in publication, for example.

Furthermore, because of competition within certain university, one could be labelled as "Cut-and-Paste" by their friends.
That is, some academic keep publishing by recycling substantially previous ideas...
It may generate negative feeling among your colleagues.

Maybe nothing will happen to you... However, the trend may change in future.

Thread: Publishing a Monograph sections of which have been published in Journals

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01-Feb-14, 15:00
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posted about 6 years ago
My university will use certain software to check for self-plagiarism.
It depends on your university... ...
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