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Indentation of the first paragraph in a section
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Copied from this answer on writers.SE: [...] in Robert Bringhurst's Elements of Typographic Style, he states that "opening paragraphs" should be "flush left" because "[t]he function of a ...

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Etiquette of applying to current institution
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There a too many reasons to be rejected to take a refusal personally. You can be rejected even if everyone, in the jury, as a very high esteem of you, just because you research topic will interfere ...

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PhD interview - short (!) presentation
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First, you should choose the most significant research project you worked on. This is probably frustrating as you are likely to have done some other stuff you'd like to present, but put it aside. ...

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Journal submission cover letter: length and references
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I have always written short cover letters (say, half a page). Something like Dear [Editor / editor's name], We are pleased to submit the enclosed manuscript entitled [blahblah]. We believe ...

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Advisor threatens to discontinue fellowship. What should I do?
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Many answers and comments focus on the grammar. Equally important is the paper organization: saying things clearly, in the right order. Of course you also need unpublished scientific content. Most ...

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How do I cite an article which has been accepted pending revisions, but the revisions aren't accepted yet?
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IMHO, the best strategy is to upload the preprint version to an open archive such as arXiv or archives-ouvertes. Almost every journal accepts this (check sherpa.ac.uk/romeo in case of doubts). This ...

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What is the average waiting time for a paper deposited to an open archive such as HAL?
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As commented by Davide Giraudo, the waiting time is typically one or two open days. I think submissions are manually checked by a team in France, so if you submit on Saturday Australian time, you'll ...

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