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Trying to write several short, unimpactful papers to boost publication record

I disagree with one point made by Buffy. People will absolutely count your papers. Whether it is a job interview panel or a promotion, the number of publications is going to be a metric everyone will ...
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Changing my legal name for research

There is no need to use your legal name for publication. You can use pretty much any name you like as long as you don't impersonate someone else. It isn't good to fight with your advisor, of course, ...
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Trying to write several short, unimpactful papers to boost publication record

I am a professor in a mathematics department at a state research university (University of Georgia). We do not have requirements on the publication rate (or record) of our tenure track faculty, but ...
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Trying to write several short, unimpactful papers to boost publication record

A two-edged sword, perhaps. Writing "impactful" papers in math, short or not, isn't an easy task or one that can necessarily be time limited. Papers of low quality aren't going to help you. ...
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How to deal with attacks focusing on minor points and subjective points in an academic debate/paper writing?

It is unclear from your question what the context is for a referee to be offering comments on your paper. You refer to it as an "academic debate" but refereeing of a paper for peer review ...
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Changing my legal name for research

There are famous examples of people getting spectacular results attributed to their pen name: see, for example, that of William Sealy Gosset. In academia, the default level of trust is, perhaps ...
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Trying to write several short, unimpactful papers to boost publication record

The job market in pure mathematics is extremely competitive. If you don't have an impactful paper out of your postdocs, you won't get a permanent research-oriented job, no matter how many short ...
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Changing my legal name for research

In addition to all the other remarks that have been made about the use of one name, or another, it is worth noting that many of the citation databases (for example Scopus) allow one to link more than ...
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Can I mention that the article is extremely short in a query to the editor?

I wouldn't do that. The editor has seen the article and isn't under any misconceptions. Three months isn't actually very long for some things and there might be complexities that require deep ...
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Trying to write several short, unimpactful papers to boost publication record

You are still in the beginning of your career, and writing good papers is also a skill that takes time to learn. You don't specify whether how much experience you have with getting papers published so ...
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Converting URL to DOI

It turns out the process seems to be far less trivial than one might expect. There is a comprehensive write-up entitled URLs and DOIs: a complicated relationship describing all the intricacies. It ...
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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

As often when it comes to writing it is key to think about this from the viewpoint of the reader. Write and cite so that it is as easy as possible for the reader to get the point and find the relevant ...
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Citation depth dilemma (writing sci. article for peer review journal)

I am considering only the case where there was substantial synthesis in the article encountered. Merely encountering a relevant citation in another source has already been discussed in other questions....
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How many cites are necessary for a research paper paragraph summarizing one source (legal case)?

I once have asked this my supervisor. He said that no one will - or can - critize you if you do add a reference for each sentence, while you might be critized if you don't add a reference for one ...
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Re-analysis of raw data that was previously published in a thesis

If summary statistics of a cohort of students enrolling in an university is available online, does it mean the raw data can always be distributed freely? You can easily come up with any similar ...
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Re-analysis of raw data that was previously published in a thesis

Publication of summary statistics implies nothing about the raw data.
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How to deal with attacks focusing on minor points and subjective points in an academic debate/paper writing?

Right now - fix those issues. You can disagree with reviewers and offer counter-arguments at any time during the review process. There can be an irreconcilable difference of opinion, usually ...
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Are US researchers prohibited from sharing journal articles via university-sanctioned cloud resources?

You have to comply with copyright restrictions. While you can share an article you lawfully possess with "a few" colleagues without issue, so long as it is done privately, you can't "...
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