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Should I start writing a paper early or after all research is finished?

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37 votes
10 answers
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Research before surveying the literature - is it ever a good idea?

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1 answer
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Two papers from different authors with identical content – which to reference?

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6 answers
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When trying to establish a connection with a STEM field professor, is it appropriate to ask them out for coffee?

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4 answers
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What if your advisor does not know anything about your research field?

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5 answers
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What are the downsides of using arXiv references instead of conference/journal references for the same paper?

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4 answers
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Can I request the code behind a research paper from the author?

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8 answers
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When do I use a footnote in a thesis and when do I use parenthesis for extra information?

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4 answers
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I am interested in retracting my old journal articles. Would it have any negative effects on my academic career?

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6 answers
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Should I point out a flaw in a paper, which will likely result in withdrawal and resubmission, before I start to write the review?

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35 votes
7 answers
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How to deal with supervisor who required me to share all my work with him?

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35 votes
1 answer
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Elsevier actions following US sanctions on Iran

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2 answers
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How to acknowledge unhelpful conversations

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3 answers
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High school student scooped by PhD student in the same lab

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6 answers
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How to deal with a student found seeking an answer to a coursework question online?

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33 votes
9 answers
31k views

Can a university retract a degree for actions taken after the degree is awarded?

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33 votes
5 answers
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Advisor walked in while I was complaining about her; How can I minimize the damage to our relationship?

32 votes
6 answers
14k views

My paper has not been published because I did not show up for the conference presentation

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32 votes
10 answers
9k views

Is it necessary for a grad student to respond to phone calls, as long as they're responsive on email?

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5 answers
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How to avoid gender bias when writing letters of recommendation?

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5 answers
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Is there such thing as "paper dump conference"? If yes, what actually is it?

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5 answers
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How to write a reference request for a candidate that I see unfit for the application?

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30 votes
7 answers
9k views

Countries where lecture duration does not exceed one hour

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30 votes
4 answers
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Why do non-governmental organizations tend to publish non peer-reviewed "grey" literature?

29 votes
7 answers
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I Plagiarised, what punishment can I expect?

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29 votes
4 answers
9k views

How should I handle students who ask questions that are "beyond the scope of the course" as a TA

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29 votes
5 answers
9k views

Why is salary inversion a problem?

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4 answers
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Can I challenge a paper already published in a peer reviewed conference/journal?

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28 votes
6 answers
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What to do when you are suspicious about numerical results in a submitted manuscript that you are reviewing?

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28 votes
5 answers
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How to cite earlier work, discovered only at the end, that claims similar results to a recently completed project?

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