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Supervisor presenting my paper at conference? - Help

Quote From eading:
If you consult your supervisor and use his/her feed-backs in your works, in my opinion, this means he/she has labor. It's very usual all around the world to share work with supervisor. Also if you plan to study with him/her post-doc, you should take account of good relations with a senior colleague.

Well, I had very limited feedback; whenever I asked for comments, it's either the comment was very limited to 0% : /

Supervisor presenting my paper at conference? - Help

I don't get it; my supervisor wants to present a paper that I've basically written 100% on my own? He said that either one of us could go; why either one of us? It's my paper... : /
A part of me feels that he just wants to go to the conference to network; nothing more. Then... how about me?

I hope someone can help me : ( Am I overreacting?

PhD Funding

Quote From sam29:
Email your potential supervisors - they are best placed to advise. Personally, I would not do a PhD unless it was funded...

I'm all for funded with 0% contract.

I hate it when they extended the submission dateline (conference) : /

Work so hard to catch the deadline; submitted on the deadline, and 2 days after that found out they've extended the deadline : /

Also, they extended the notification date which made it more : /


Most of the participants answered "average" on the survey. What can I say about it?

One of the questions on my survey asked X (which can be important for my research), and most of the participants answered "average" - I'm a bit lost with the outcome. What can I actually say about this respond?

e.g. Do you find X difficult
90% answered average.

Bogus conferences :O

Wow! Didn't know that bogus conferences and journals exist! :O
And they take our money to present in the crappy place! :O :O

How do you recognize that a place is bogus? : (
And I almost sent one paper to one! : (

Understanding H Index and High Impact Factor

Quote From HazyJane:
@tt_dan In your first example, you're right, the H index is 5, but in the second example the h index is 2, because there are more than 2 papers that have been cited at least twice. If paper 1 and paper 2 got an extra citation each the H index would go up to 3.

Hazy, I think I'm confused : (
I counted the first one as 5 because there are (exactly) 5 papers with more than 5 citations, so this fits the definition of: "h, defined as the number of papers with citation number greater
than or equal to h"

For the second one, at first I counted 1 because the highest citation is 200; but I don't think we're counting the highest number of citations.
Are we counting the number of papers with the largest recurring citations?

I'll give this example:

paper 1:11
paper 2:11
paper 3:11
paper 4:11
paper 5:12
paper 6:12
paper 7:12
paper 8:12

So, for the above, is the H: 4?

paper 1:3
paper 2:3
paper 3:2
paper 4:1
paper 5:2
paper 6:1
paper 7:200

Going back to the example, why is H 3 here, since there are only 2 papers that have 3 citations

Understanding H Index and High Impact Factor

Quote From HazyJane:

The 'H index' is a measure which is applied to individual researchers. It is a slightly odd concept - it tells you the number, n, of that person's publications which have been cited at least n times. For example, I have my name on 4 publications of which one has never been cited, and three have been cited at least 3 times, so my H index is 3.

Both of them have their weaknesses, are subject to gaming and misinterpretation. For example, you can get rubbish papers in high impact journals, or vice versa. Equally, if you had someone who had published 10 papers, 8 of which had never been cited, but the other two papers had been cited 500+ times, they would still only have a H index of 2. So, in my opinion, they're kind of over-rated, but we're stuck with them.

Thanks HazyJane.

Ok, after reading some more from http://goo.gl/8T0qG:

"‘The index h, defined as the number of papers with citation number greater
than or equal to h, is a useful index to characterise the scientific output of a
researcher.’ JE Hirsch"

also from http://goo.gl/FyQgH

"a h-index of 20 means the researcher has 20 papers each of which has been cited 20+ times."

Assuming that I have 7 papers and the number following it is how many times it has been cited:

paper 1:10
paper 2:12
paper 3:15
paper 4:15
paper 5:14
paper 6:1
paper 7:0

My H here will be 5.

But if:

paper 1:2
paper 2:2
paper 3:2
paper 4:1
paper 5:2
paper 6:1
paper 7:200

Is my H 1?

Understanding H Index and High Impact Factor


I asked this particular (new) librarian and according to them, there are two ways academics measure "quality";
1. High Impact Factor
2. H-Index

As I understand it,
1. High Impact Factor:
Published by Thomson Reuters which produced the ISI Web of Knowledge DB. The DB has the Journal Citation Report (JCR); JCR will show the high impact factor result(s). According to the librarian, it calculates the overall journal impact, not the specific article(s). It's only used for journals (?). I'm not sure if it's peer reviewed.

2. H-Index:
Produced by Scopus and is peer reviewed. Use H-Index to calculate the article's quality, as well as the writer of the article (? - not sure about this one)

Both will not include areas such as religion, (specific) languages and history.

Ok, I may be wrong; could someone help me out if I did? I would like to understand them more

Do you ever read your published paper back?

Quote From Mackem_Beefy:

How true this is. I doubt they've even proofed the paper before forwarding for publication or presentation. :-)

omg; why won't they proofread it? : O

Quote From Mackem_Beefy:

There's also papers with so many multiple authors for every minor contribution, where conversely an acknowledgement would have been enough. I'm sure in a few cases, even the tea lady is listed!!! :-)

this too? why included them? : /

Follow the template of the publication?

Do you have to follow exactly what the template or format that has been given by the conference or venue for publication? Would I be in trouble if I don't change them? If I changed it now, I would exceed the maximum given page just because of the indentation.

Can you see

I can't post

Do you ever read your published paper back?

Quote From Mackem_Beefy:
I had to read a couple of papers back during preparation of further papers.

One could have been sigificantly shorter. Also, I found a minor typo in a couple of earlier papers (for scientist types, I mixed up atomic percent and weight percent with SEM / EDX data). The findings of the papers wern't affected, however. Anyone worth their salt should spot the error (though the paper referees missed it), worth a smile at most rather than a critical error in findings.

It's sometimes better not to read back after the fact unless you have to, as you start wondering what other mistakes you might have made. :-)

I am a native English speaker and even we make mistakes. :-)

Ian (Mackem_Beefy)

Thank you for the honest answer Ian! So, it's normal what I'm feeling now : )
I wonder those people who have published 1000+ of papers would think that they have made some mistakes on their papers too.

Will my project get stolen?

Quote From Maccle:
Hi student_32. I've replied to your other thread on this - I really don't think you need to worry!

Can you forward me a copy Maccle? I would like to know about the matter too.

Do you ever read your published paper back?

I just finished a paper and I really don't think I can ever read it again...

Has anyone felt like this? Why is this happening? : /