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Supervisor advised me to quit late in my PhD

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Do I have to cite my own paper?

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In general, is it frowned upon to include screenshots of R/Python/etc. tables in your academic paper? [closed]

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How important is networking at conferences really?

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Pure Mathematics PhD without any publication

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Good PhD ended with a very bad relationship with a famous supervisor: what consequences for future academic recruitements

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Not acknowledged in paper based on my PhD work - reason to feel peeved?

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How much does being denied tenure damage your career?

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I'm not comfortable traveling for routine events anymore [closed]

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Finding research assistant online

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How hard is it to find a job in the academia with a Muslim name in the UK?

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How long should one wait before submitting to another journal after a mistake in the decision-letter was made by the first journal?


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