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### A study of scientific publication ethics

Just went to a great talk about publication ethics. The next time you review a paper, use this easy tool (eTBLAST) to check for plagiarism. Just copy and paste the abstract to it.

"Identification of duplicate citations in the bio-medical literature
The project aims at identified highly similar citations (based on their abstract) to flag potential cases of unethical publications, using a text comparator algorithm named eTBLAST."

Right now it only searches medical databases (Medline, Pubmed, NASA, ...) but it will search the arXiv soon!

### Uploading a file with JQuery

You can easily submit data in an html form via jQuery's $.post. But you need to do a little more to upload a file. I suggest the jQuery Form Plugin . Here is the HTML form: <html> <head> <title>Title</title> </head> <body> <form action="/test.cgi" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post"> <input name="myFile" type="file" /> <div id="results"> </div> </form> </body> </html> This is the Javascript file myFrom.js:$(document).ready(function() { $('form').ajaxForm( { beforeSubmit: function() {$('#results').html('Submitting...'); }, success: function(data) { var $out =$('#results'); $out.html('Your results:');$out.append('<div><pre>'+ data +'</pre></div>');

### Latex: Centering table larger than textwidth

Usually, you can center tables with \center. But when the table is longer than the \textwidth, it will be align with the left side margin. You can temporarily adjust the textwidth. % allows for temporary adjustment of side margins \usepackage{chngpage} \begin{table}     \begin{adjustwidth}{-.5in}{-.5in}          \begin{center}         \begin{tabular}{|c|}             \hline And here comes a very long line. And here comes a very long line. And here comes a very long line.  \\             \hline         \end{tabular}         \caption{This Table is longer than the text width. And its caption is really long, too. This Table is longer than the text width. And its caption is really long, too. This Table is longer than the text width. And its caption is really long, too. This Table is longer than the text width. }         \label{myTable}         \end{center}     \end{adjustwidth} \end{table}

### Academic Job Search: Writing a good CV, research statement, and teaching statement

I won't give you boring details of how you should format your CV, there's enough resources out there that give you much better advise than I ever could, instead I will tell you what you can and should do during graduate school, to generate the content for your CV and statements. Please keep in mind that I was specifically looking for post doctoral research positions in mathematical biology . If you want to land a teaching or tenure position, some rules might be different. Job Application Timeline Academic Jobs beginning fall 2011 (June – September) Deadlines for postdocs : as early as November 2010 Asked for letters: September 2010 CV, Research Statement, Preprint/publications/thesis Draft of Research Statement August/September 2010 CV: first version in 2008, career services, periodically updated Jobs are advertised on https://www.mathjobs.org/ http://notable.math.ucdavis.edu/wiki/Mathematics_Jobs_Wiki Discussed everything with my advisor, proof-read by a