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Is putting a silly name on a diploma a bad idea?

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Skills Difference between Theoretical Physicists and Mathematicians

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Should I use an author's code made available on request to help retract their highly cited paper?

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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

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I missed a paper from the past year which is very close to what I am doing. What should I do?

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Can an undergraduate student be penalized for exceeding what is expected of a work?

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Struggling with PhD in Switzerland: should I transfer to a more favorable climate?

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How does one research (pure) mathematics in a more inclusive manner?

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Should I wait to send a revised manuscript?

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What title should I use to greet both a professor and an associate professor in an email?

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My PhD supervisor is indicating that I should leave my PhD due to health issues impacting my progress. What do you think?

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My paper has been rejected for accusations of "gift authorship", what now?

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Should I recommend a reviewer that I have no contact with?

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Why do journals refuse to see substantially revised manuscripts after rejection?

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My master's supervisor and paper co-author is not willing to give a letter of recommendation for PhD admissions?

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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

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How can I work with a senior researcher who is less knowledgeable than myself?

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Is a reviewer allowed to delegate their peer reviewing task to someone else?

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What should I do when a coauthor suggests I fluff up a manuscript?

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How do you validate the credibility of arXiv cited papers in IEEE conferences?

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Is it considered cheating to use answers I remember from videos I studied?

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Got roped into (what I’m pretty sure is) a scam conference. What now?

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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

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Data Science undergrad degree from business school isn't what I expected to be [closed]

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Should I have social media profile? Is it truly useful to create networking?

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When is it worthwhile to report academic misconduct of a referee?

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Polarizing paper "almost good enough", but no revision offered

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Can you share you got a Major Revision on LinkedIn?

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How should one decide the author order

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Arguments for vs against filtering Internet Access to legal Websites on University Campus [closed]

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Difficulty mentoring a student after my injury

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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

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Teaching job application: Should I make any references to a gap year in my employment history due to depression?

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How acceptable is it to copy and paste a certain structure and some particular sentences in letters of recommendation?

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After a few years away from school, inactive students may need to reapply for admission. Why?

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Will the journal contact my supervisor without me knowing?

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Can I cite the results from my unpublished manuscript which is included in my PhD thesis?

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I work on a meaningless problem, no idea how to proceed

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Difficult to provide recommendation letters for PhD as I don't want to nudge professors for every application

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Does taking the title 'reader' have any connotations?

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Regarding generic reply from professor [closed]

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What is the reasoning behind putting table and figures at the very end of submitted papers? [duplicate]

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Accept applied PhD student position or wait for math PhD?

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Is a PhD program the stage at which you define and carve out your own research niche?

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Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. to do research in making warp drive a reality [closed]

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Potential PhD advisor may lack qualifications

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I handed in my physical copies of my PhD thesis too late (Germany) - what are my options? [closed]

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Is It Appropriate to Use Class Time for Students to Fill Out Course Evaluations?


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