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Sursula
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68 votes
13 answers
10k views

My personal views and my research work kind of collide. What can I do?

60 votes
7 answers
8k views

Is requesting to change US units to SI units reasonable?

59 votes
13 answers
25k views

I am reviewing a very bad paper - do I have to be nice?

33 votes
4 answers
8k views

Is there a rule to rather use points and not commas as decimal separators in academic writing?

30 votes
6 answers
6k views

Is declining an offer to give a talk at a conference halfway around the world a bad idea?

28 votes
7 answers
8k views

Should I let minor grammar and spelling errors go during peer-review to speed up the process?

28 votes
4 answers
9k views

When journals falsely assume I already have my PhD, do I need to correct them?

26 votes
8 answers
4k views

Is it common and a good idea to give PhD candidates access to examiners’ assessments prior to their defense?

20 votes
2 answers
9k views

Rejection only because of incremental publication (salami slicing)?

20 votes
1 answer
2k views

Should I do peer-review for a predatory conference? [duplicate]

19 votes
4 answers
4k views

Is including references of journals with low or no reputation considered bad practice?

17 votes
5 answers
4k views

As an inexperienced thesis supervisor, how can you guarantee fair grading?

17 votes
8 answers
5k views

Are many figures in a paper considered bad practice?

15 votes
3 answers
5k views

Do editors pretend that someone asked for you to review to make acceptance of review requests more likely?

15 votes
6 answers
9k views

How should I address racist comments from a superior?

12 votes
2 answers
1k views

Should we acknowledge manufacturers who provided free samples in a publication?

11 votes
9 answers
11k views

Is it rude to tell an editor that a paper I received to review is out of scope of their journal?

11 votes
1 answer
3k views

What is the reasoning behind putting table and figures at the very end of submitted papers? [duplicate]

10 votes
2 answers
2k views

Citing a not yet published standard

10 votes
2 answers
459 views

How to deal with journals requesting incomplete / incorrect attribution for images taken from other sources?

7 votes
1 answer
166 views

How to handle simultaneous peer review for two papers that build on each other?

6 votes
1 answer
449 views

My supervisor often forwards me predatory submission invitations, how can I react appropriately?

5 votes
3 answers
8k views

A new journal offers me to publish there at no cost because my previous papers are successful. Can taking up the offer impact my career?

4 votes
1 answer
258 views

Good ways to get teaching experience in non-teaching position

3 votes
3 answers
1k views

Reviewer asks to add more references to already many references

3 votes
3 answers
615 views

Citing a not yet finished thesis

3 votes
2 answers
370 views

How can the audience be sucessfully involved in best-paper awards?

3 votes
1 answer
82 views

What is the best way of citing a colleagues not yet given conference presentation?

2 votes
1 answer
308 views

What can/should I do when finding several flaws in a published paper that I have not authored?

2 votes
2 answers
170 views

Does the authors opinions or solutions to the reviewed problem have to be inculded in a review paper?