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Franck Dernoncourt
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108 votes
6 answers
20k views

Is it ok to upload joke papers to arXiv?

94 votes
13 answers
15k views

Is it OK to refuse to cite paywalled papers?

60 votes
4 answers
8k views

Do people actually buy research articles?

59 votes
7 answers
9k views

Can I get a refund if I bought an article that contains a major flaw?

54 votes
12 answers
15k views

What to do with students coming to office hours asking to check their homework?

53 votes
10 answers
10k views

Why do tenured professors still publish in pay-walled venues?

48 votes
5 answers
3k views

Why don't most academic conferences make their budget publicly available?

42 votes
3 answers
3k views

Are open access papers read by a larger readership than paywalled papers?

41 votes
8 answers
11k views

Why has the time spent studying declined so sharply in the United States over the the past few decades?

39 votes
6 answers
5k views

If an author does not intend to make much revenue from a book, why not make it open-access?

36 votes
5 answers
8k views

Why doesn't arXiv have a comment section?

36 votes
5 answers
4k views

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

35 votes
4 answers
34k views

What is a soft-money research position?

33 votes
3 answers
8k views

How much time do professors have to do research on their own?

33 votes
7 answers
15k views

Graduate school admission: what is the point of having a waitlist of size 50 while intending to eventually offer a position to only a few applicants?

32 votes
7 answers
47k views

How much revenue do academic authors make on their published books?

32 votes
5 answers
4k views

Why don't publication venues systematically make the LaTeX source of papers available?

31 votes
4 answers
5k views

What's the point in specifying the grant number in a paper's acknowledgments?

30 votes
2 answers
4k views

Why don't major research institutions systematically publish their subscription fees to scientific journals?

30 votes
2 answers
1k views

Has the DeWitt Clause, which prevents publication of named DBMS benchmarks, ever been successfully defended in court?

30 votes
4 answers
19k views

Why are tuition fees for PhD students so high in the USA, despite not taking any class?

29 votes
6 answers
6k views

What's the point in hiring assistant professors instead of more experienced professors?

29 votes
4 answers
5k views

When and why did conferences pick up the habit of giving out conference bags to attendees?

27 votes
4 answers
5k views

Is there any point in handing back exams ordered by grade?

26 votes
4 answers
4k views

Reference for annual journal subscription costs paid per university?

25 votes
1 answer
3k views

An academic who died over 70 years ago still has Google Scholar profile with verified email. How can this be?

24 votes
5 answers
4k views

Is it ethical for a student to edit the Wikipedia page of his advisor?

23 votes
2 answers
2k views

Can we use students' class homework solution for research purpose?

22 votes
4 answers
2k views

How much effort do researchers take to publish their source code?

22 votes
5 answers
19k views

What determines the copyright year for a publication?

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