Welcome to Academia Stack Exchange
Academia is a question and answer site for academics of all levels. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about academia.
We're a little bit different from other sites. Here's how:
Ask questions, get answers, no distractions
This site is all about getting answers. It's not a discussion forum. There's no chit-chat.
Good answers are voted up and rise to the top.
The best answers show up first so that they are always easy to find.
The person who asked can mark one answer as "accepted".
Accepting doesn't mean it's the best answer, it just means that it worked for the person who asked.
Should I correct a mistake for the camera-ready version even though the reviewers missed that mistake?
Yes, you should if you can. Presumably the reviewers are not the last people who will be reading the text.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the text is correct.
It is not the responsibility of the reviewers. The reviewers only act as gatekeepers to offer an expert opinion and state that the paper looks to be correct and interesting. They will not check every detail (necessarily) and will likely not see small mistakes and errors.
Get answers to practical, detailed questions
Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced. Include details about what you have tried and exactly what you are trying to do.
- academic careers,
- requirements and expectations of students, postdocs, or professors,
- inner workings of research departments,
- academic writing and publishing,
- studying and teaching at institutions of higher education (universities, colleges, …),
Not all questions work well in our format. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers.
Questions that need improvement may be closed until someone fixes them.
Don't ask about...
- anything not in an academic setting
- the content of research and coursework
- recommendations for a university, journal, research topic, or similar
- the rules of individual universities
- undergraduate admissions
- undergraduate life and culture
- preparations for a non-academic career
You earn reputation when people vote on your posts
Your reputation score goes up when others vote up your questions, answers and edits.
As you earn reputation, you'll unlock new privileges like the ability to vote, comment, and even edit other people's posts.
|125||Vote down (costs 1 rep on answers)|
At the highest levels, you'll have access to special moderation tools. You'll be able to work alongside our community moderators to keep the site focused and helpful.
|2000||Edit other people's posts|
|3000||Vote to close, reopen, or migrate questions|
|10000||Access to moderation tools|
Improve posts by editing or commenting
Our goal is to have the best answers to every question, so if you see questions or answers that can be improved, you can edit them.
Use edits to fix mistakes, improve formatting, or clarify the meaning of a post.
Use comments to ask for more information or clarify a question or answer.
You can always comment on your own questions and answers. Once you earn 50 reputation, you can comment on anybody's post.
Remember: we're all here to learn, so be friendly and helpful!
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