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114 votes

Is it normal to have a hard time comprehending academic papers?

76 votes

Is it fine to send a message to the author of a paper if I don't understand something and want to clarify it?

68 votes

Why would my former colleagues acknowledge me for a nonexistent contribution?

61 votes

What should I do as a TA if the instructor is not teaching properly?

47 votes

A student keeps using a native language while asking questions in the class when the course is taught in English

42 votes

Is it ethical to have two (undergraduate) researchers in the same group "compete" against one another for leadership/credit of a research study?

41 votes

How do I ensure that a search committee won't contact my current colleagues (that are not references) to ask about me?

41 votes

Colleague stole my work and is publishing it as his own; my PhD supervisor supports him; I got the paper to review. How to proceed?

39 votes

Is an invitation to 'chat' about a potential PhD position actually an interview? What am I to expect?

39 votes

Mentor added his name as the author and changed the series of authors into alphabetical order, effectively putting my name at the last

33 votes

I'm the 1st author of a paper in a top conference in my field, and even then my PhD application got rejected from 5 out of 6 programs, is this normal?

33 votes

How should I request a professor to restrict communication to email?

31 votes

Should I complain to higher authorities about the incompetence of this teacher?

25 votes

May I use my former-yet-active email address of an institute as a contact channel in my current CV?

23 votes

Long review time for my papers?

21 votes

Why did I receive a negative response from a professor when emailing about course content and prerequisites of a course I am considering taking?

20 votes

Is a request to publish an article in Research Features a scam?

20 votes

Do professors like answering questions from non-students/private citizens?

20 votes

Is there any job security for tenured academics in Denmark?

19 votes

What should you do when your professor does not pay you for completed research work?

18 votes

Is it appropriate for reviewer to offer cooperation on a reviewed paper?

17 votes

Can lewd pictures and videos that non-consensually ended up on porn sites hurt my career in academia/industry?

16 votes

A Student turned in an essay answer to a question I haven't asked yet. What to do?

15 votes

Where can I pay professional researchers online to verify my results and answer my questions?

14 votes

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

14 votes

Would students feel uncomfortable if I include in my lecture a quote which is somewhat sexually suggestive?

13 votes

Phd interview travel paid by interviewer - Is it bad form to ask to stay for the weekend?

12 votes

What causes some students to be selectively impervious to supervision of their thesis writing?

12 votes

How can I deal with a professor who refuses to communicate?

11 votes

Question about arXiv replacement restriction and contacting moderators