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Thread: TA app - how long should i wait before contacting about results

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01-Oct-09, 13:43
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Hi all,

I applied for a TA position, the deadline was 18th september. I haven't heard anything concerning the outcome and am tempted to shoot off an email, but don't want to seem pushy.

Would this be highly annoying for the convenor?

Thread: confused about peer review feedback

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03-Sep-09, 16:27
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Hi all,

So a few days ago I got a decision regarding an article I submitted, and the decision was to make revisions and then re-submit.

Now, this is fine as i realise that its rare to just get an outright acceptance.

My problem is this however: The two sets of comments I got back from reviewers are saying pretty, in fact, quite significantly different things. The first reviewer was very harsh and seemed to take offense to the actual argument I was making rather than the way I was making it or 'getting there'. Reviewer one kept assuming I was a 'he' which didn't help, but nevermind. The second reviewer I felt provided constructive criticism, insightful suggestions that I could follow to create a better paper, and generally was quite helpful and to the point unlike like reviewer one.

Anyway, this is the first time i've submitted to a 'proper' journal, and i'm not sure which feedback to follow. Shall I just make the changes based on reviewer two's feedback and see what happens? But then reviewer one will probabaly still say the same thing. In the comments letter, one review says major revisions, another says minor revisions before resubmission.

Advice anyone?

Thread: journal ranking in social sciences

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24-Aug-09, 14:57
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Hi all,

Does anyone know of a fairly up to date academic journal ranking website/resource? - i've searched the net and found a website but that only goes up to 2005

Cheers

Thread: Published in new peer-reviewed open access online journal: something to celebrate?

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21-Aug-09, 21:58
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posted about 10 years ago
Hey PhdBug

Thanks, congrats to you too, sounds like a productive first year. I agree, it's about keeping it all in perspective I guess, start as you mean to go on etc. The journal I've been accepted to doesn't have the 'wow' factor, but it's a publication nonetheless, and at this point as you rightly point out, one that not everyone has had. Besides, I didn't have anything to lose from it, since it's basically a piece from my MA that I submitted off the cuff, thinking a publication, regardless of where, couldn't do any harm, right? So all in all, i'm giving myself a pat on the back, hehe :P

I think i'm just generally in the mood of assessing/taking stock of my first year, as it's coming towards the end of the summer, in which i haven't really done much work. When I think back to this time last year I've definately moved forward. I've presented at two international conferences, won a studentship, and i've managed to publish. I'm happy with that but definately want to get better into 'better' journals and fashion out more opportunities.

So overall, permission to cyper-slap me if i start being negative when theres no need in the future! (up)

Thread: Published in new peer-reviewed open access online journal: something to celebrate?

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21-Aug-09, 21:08
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Hi all

I submitted an article a few months ago to a new (only one previous issue) online open access journal. It went through a 'review process', so i'm guessing that means its peer-reviewed.

I received a confirmation email recently that my article will be published in the next issue - realistically, how much will this do in terms of research profile/CV?

I'm towards the end of my first year, and just curious about the value such publications have?

Thread: peer review turnaround time

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18-Aug-09, 14:17
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I'm in the social sciences - the thing is, I was recently contacted by a professor about a special issue he may be editing, and i'm very likely *i think* to published in that journal, however it is a 'lesser regarded' journal to the one I am awaiting a reply from.


I don't want to let the second publishing opportunity pass, and it should be ok as long I get my first decision within the 8 week timescale. Ah well, will just have to see what happens.

Thread: peer review turnaround time

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17-Aug-09, 21:35
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Hi all,

I submitted to a peer review journal about a month ago, and I'm just wondering how long these things usually take before a decision is made?

The journal stated somewhere that there is a turnaround time of 8 weeks, are these timescales usually adhered to ?

Thread: Perception of departmental vs. research council funding

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13-Aug-09, 14:59
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No probs Magictime - though this thread itself is a taste of what's to come in academia - get ready to defend yourself over the most innocuous of things ! :p

Thread: ESRC Studentships 2009

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13-Aug-09, 14:57
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posted about 10 years ago
Hey Xjr, could be that the open comp admin contact in your dept has gone on holiday - that's why mine was slightly delayed. Hope you get the news your after

Thread: Perception of departmental vs. research council funding

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12-Aug-09, 15:14
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Bit harsh - Magictime is new to the Phd/Academia scene , and it can be quite daunting , I for one found it daunting and was thinking quite a few different things, and I can tell you I certainly didn't have 'too much time' on my hands going into the first year - I was working since i had missed all the funding deadlines and had to save up!

Anyway, my take on it is this: I was self-funded for my first year, which is seen by the insecure morons that seem to frequent academia as a 'lesser' Ph.D, these morons were silenced on finding out that I secured ESRC funding for the rest of my Ph.D. So yes, RC funding looks better, but generally to idiots that are not quality academics in the true sense themselves, thats how i see it anyway.

In my first year, I did much better in terms of conferences and opportunities than my fellow peers, funded or not, which consequently led in a roundabout way to being funded, and that was down to sheer hard work and passion for my subject, but most importantly, raised my profile. Ultimately, in the sometimes petty world of academia, funding and where it comes from etc will be compared, but generally the hard work and passion for subject , quality and desire to get involved in discussions and questions in seminars are worth much more to your overall reputation than any funding. There is kudos no doubt that comes from RC funding, but this Kudos is not reserved only for those who are funded, essentially, you get out of the phd what you put in.

Thread: ESRC Studentships 2009

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10-Aug-09, 18:22
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Thanks Macboy - Saw your outcome on the AHRC thread - keep at it though , i'm actually due to be starting my second year and have just got funding so there are opportunities down the track.

Xjr- have you tried emailing the department you applied with? As all candidates were to be notified by August 7th at the latest.

Thread: AHRC DOCTORAL FUNDING OPEN STUDENTSHIP COMP

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08-Aug-09, 15:59
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Sorry to hear that Imposter - but good luck with your other apps. Also if it's any consolation, I started my first year self-funded and have now managed to secure ESRC funding so there are still opportunities down the track...

Thread: ESRC Studentships 2009

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06-Aug-09, 13:25
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Hey, thanks Imposter - hang in there and hopefully u'l be celebrating as well soon - positive thoughts etc :p

Thread: ESRC Studentships 2009

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05-Aug-09, 10:30
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Hey all

Just thought i'd put the good news on here (since i started the thread hehe)

I got my email today and I have been awarded funding!!!!!! So all those still waiting/waiting for AHRC - good luck and I hope you get the decisions you deserve :-)

Thread: ESRC Studentships 2009

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04-Aug-09, 12:20
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Imposter - i actually found my first grey hair the other day , probabaly from all the waiting! I'm still in limbo, which is looking ominous...

congrats shakira (up)
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