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Is it acceptable to email a professor about an article they wrote years ago?

First, 2019 isn't that long ago. When I read your title I was thinking it was an article from 20 or 30 years ago. But, to answer your question, I think it depends on "acceptable to whom?" ...
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Is it acceptable to email a professor about an article they wrote years ago?

If someone puts out something into public view, they can expect to be contacted about it from time to time, though depending on the contents, being contacted might be a very rare occurrence. In your ...
Thomas Schwarz's user avatar
14 votes

Is it acceptable to email a professor about an article they wrote years ago?

I think that all of the options are acceptable. Whether or not the recipient replies is a matter for them to choose (I like to assume that the authors are adults with free will) ... as is whether or ...
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Is it acceptable to email a professor about an article they wrote years ago?

Is it an acceptable practice for random people to write to professors they have no connection to about material they've written? Absolutely (though beware that your email might easily get lost in a ...
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Is it acceptable to email a professor about an article they wrote years ago?

It is not just acceptable, it is desirable. Academia is all about the pursuit of truth and knowledge, and the ability of any “random” person to contact any academic with a question about the academic’...
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Is it acceptable to email a professor about an article they wrote years ago?

When you say "language that implies" X, can you point at where in the article where X manifests itself? Also, by stating the "author belongs to the ethnic group that keeps systemically ...
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How do I handle a conflict with my former mentor about a potential paper correction?

A correction is typically issued in the name of the authors. While there are situations where a subset of the authors will have to act on their own, this is a radical step. In the situation described ...
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