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Questions related to academic publications including online and traditional journals, books, and conference proceedings.
Questions about the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, including requirements such as dissertations and university programs leading to a Ph.D.
On strategies, procedures, and problems related to getting admitted to, or selecting students to be admitted to, a graduate degree program. Please click on “info” before asking a question.
Questions directly focused on PERFORMING academic research. Do not use this for questions about publishing research. Read the tag wiki before applying this tag.
On schools that award advanced academic degrees, such as masters and doctoral degrees. This tag is mainly for questions about the structure and organization of a graduate school or the fundamental exp…
Questions about when to cite a certain work, which work to cite, etc. For questions on formatting a given citation, use [citation-style].
Questions related to initiation, preparation, editing and presentation of a research thesis. A Thesis is a long research report including personal research conclusions and outputs. A Thesis must inclu…
On standards or conventions specific to mathematics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field. For regular mathematics questions, visit our sister sites Math Stack Ex…
On the evaluation of work (typically, a publication or grant proposal) by the author's peers. This includes: refereeing, which is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publicatio…
Online or printed academic periodicals in specific subjects to which the research papers in various topics are sent by the authors and are published after being reviewed and accepted by the editorial …
The one who helps students to select courses or an academic major, engages in a short term and long term educational planning, assists in preparing the thesis necessary to obtain the degree; or a pers…
Queries related to a master's degree, sometimes referred to as a post-graduate degree.
On making a decision based on morals or common ethical codes instead of etiquette, rules, institutional or government policy, or technical or procedural reasons.
On standards or conventions specific to the United States higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.
refers to the application process for an academic course or an academic employment.
Regarding Post-Doctoral appointments, duties and job-hunt.
An academic gathering for researchers, scientists, engineers, etc. to present and discuss their work and mutual academic interests.
The customary code of polite behavior amongst the academic world.
refers to questions related to source and utilization of academic funding from government or non-governmental sources.
On the process of submitting a paper for review or publication by a conference or journal. Typical questions with this tag relate to selection of preferred or conflicted reviewers, timeline of the sub…
On standards or conventions specific to computer science as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field. For regular computer science questions, visit our sister site Comp…
Queries related to progression of academics in various capacities from a student to a professor and the various stages involved in the process.
related to the role and duties of a teacher, an academic instructor, tutor or a teaching assistant.
Questions on recommendation or reference letters received from faculty members when applying for graduate schools or faculty positions.
The search for employment, inside academia or outside of it, by students and by academics.
For questions on the process of writing. For questions on the content of writing, use [writing-style].
Queries related to academic authorship, i.e., who should be an author, the order of authors, or special roles such as corresponding authorship.
A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume provides an overview of a person's education, academic and industry experience, some of his qualifications, research interests and a list of his references. A CV may …
Queries specific to professorship, as distinct from all other academic staff positions. This tag should not be used for queries that could equally apply to researchers or instructors who are not profe…
On providing academic services (such as teaching, advising, and research mentorship) specifically to undergraduates. Questions about undergraduate-specific issues that could not apply to graduate or …
About research projects performed by (or involving) undergraduate students
Queries related to universities, as an institution of higher eduacation that grants academic degrees and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education.
Plagiarism is the practice of taking credit for someone else’s work.
Questions on using e-mail for communicating literature and collaborating with peers. Also related to academic advertising or announcements.
On the duties, responsibilities, titles, and benefits associated with an academic job. (For questions on searching for an academic job, use 'job-search' instead.)
Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.