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David Richerby
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155 votes

Is it okay to mention we're citing an article only because a reviewer told us to?

129 votes

Can I correct a mistake that the reviewers didn't spot in a paper that has not been accepted yet?

115 votes
Accepted

Useful strategies for answering "dumb" questions in a talk?

89 votes

First author doesn't want a co-author to read the whole paper

73 votes
Accepted

Is verbatim copying of short technical phrases without quotes but with citation considered plagiarism?

66 votes

Should I ask my co-author before I upload an article (that he already told me is okay to publish) to arXiv?

66 votes

I got the same referee report from two different journals

64 votes
Accepted

How to quote passage with literal error that changes the meaning?

62 votes

I was pushed to submit a mediocre paper to a conference. To my surprise it was accepted. How to save face?

61 votes

Is it appropriate to ask the professor a trick question?

57 votes
Accepted

Is it standard for a math research paper to include less detail in proofs than a typical textbook would?

54 votes

How should degrees be listed in an e-mail signature?

52 votes

How to tune algorithm performances in computer science papers

51 votes

I have only one name shown in my ID card. How do I write my name (surname) in research paper or article?

51 votes

Quoting Keynes in a lecture

50 votes

How should I react to seeing another student cheat on an exam?

49 votes

Is it possible to submit a paper to a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal without PhD and get it accepted?

45 votes

Mathematics Stack Exchange as an indicator for academic career

42 votes
Accepted

Why are journals used in modern scientific academic research?

41 votes
Accepted

Should I warn my professor about some errors that I've found in his paper?

40 votes

What should I do if a professor says she doesn't understand my questions in office hours?

39 votes

Is it right and polite to ask for a free copy of a published paper?

39 votes

How do you come to terms with the fact that you might never be among the best in your research community?

39 votes

Contractions ("can't", "don't") in a mathematical paper

39 votes

Is it acceptable to email the author of a paper that you cannot follow?

37 votes

Does academia have a lazy work culture?

37 votes

Is it acceptable to cite people without putting the appropriate diacritics in their names?

36 votes

How do mathematicians conduct research?

34 votes

How to handle student plagiarism appropriately?

32 votes
Accepted

Should I anglicise foreign names of people/places/organizations in my research?

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