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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), which differs in structure and style from the systems in other pa…
A job classification for faculty jobs, indicating that someone is eligible for a permanent position ("tenure") should he or she meet certain expectations by the time of the evaluation ("tenure review"…
Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.
Questions about the tones, turns of phrase and other writing patterns that are appropriate for writing in an academic context.
About personal discussions with applicants for academic job applicants or students entering academic programs
Questions related to academic culture, academic communities, and the coexistence of "life" and "academia."
Questions about the roles and responsibilities of editors, who decide what papers are accepted into peer-reviewed journals.
Copyright issues: publication agreements, copyright transfer upon publication, legal status of work-for-hire in academia, etc.
Queries related to establishing and maintaining collaborative academic research endeavors or other activities.
Oral presentations: preparation of slides, preparation of the talk, delivery…
Questions about test-based evaluation of student progress and achievement.
arXiv is a pre-publication archive for academic papers.
On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in Germany which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.
On standards or conventions specific to physics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field. For regular physics questions, visit our sister site Physics Stack Exchange…
Concerning an individual, what influences them, professional interests, and plan for the future, typically described as part of a college applicant's application for admission.
On the syntax and formatting of citations and reference lists according to a particular style guide (e.g., Chicago, MLA, IEEE, APA) or in general.
Queries related to enterprise or industry activities of academicians and the impact of industry on academic career and vice versa.
Questions about how to communicate with others appropriately and professionally; communication etiquette.
Questions concerning relationships and dealing with problems between people.
Related to academic books, including scholarly books, textbooks, and reference books. Considerations related to publishing academic books, choosing textbooks, etc., come under this tag.
On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in Europe which differ in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world. Keep in mind that many different countr…
On issues affecting academics or researchers specifically in the early stages of their careers.
Queries related to interpreting grades or understanding grading systems. This tag is not suitable for queries about improving grades or about the process of assigning a grade to an assessment item.
Questions related to publisher, the one who publishes academic journals or books.
An independent researcher is not affiliated with any university or academic institution, and does not receive grants from any such institutions.
On physical and psychological health issues affecting academics and researchers, including impact of illness on research output or grades, health-related side effects of the academic lifestyle, health…
Questions concerning acquisition, handling, presentation, publication, and other practices related to use of data in academic research.
Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty in coursework or examinations. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. (For questions on dishonest…
Queries related to completing coursework for college or graduate school.
Concerning the use of Google's search system for searching scholarly research, including maintaining individual profiles.
On legal issues affecting academicians. Note that Academia.SE, like any SE site, cannot offer specific legal advice; consult a lawyer for such questions. Use [law], not [legal-issues], for questions o…
Questions requesting an answer supported by reliable evidence and including citations to said evidence. This is in contrast to questions requesting answers based mainly on personal experience.
Questions about institutional recognition of academic progress, such as master’s or doctoral degrees.
On identifying, evaluating suitability, or sharing a topic or focused direction for research.
Queries related to graphical representations in academic publications, documents, or websites.
On standards or conventions specific to engineering as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field