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Ben Bolker
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41 votes

Can I call out a researcher for using Maple without citing it?

36 votes
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Advice needed – I can't reach my collaborator, but there's a short deadline for revising our journal article submission

36 votes

How important is it that your PhD advisor is an experienced, well-known faculty member?

27 votes

Should a TA point out a professor's mistake while attending their lecture?

21 votes
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Does the length of an IPCC Scientific report imply anything about credibility or thoroughness?

18 votes
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Should someone with severe mental illness discuss that in their Diversity statement?

15 votes
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How to find out the average duration of the peer-review process for a given journal?

13 votes

Pros and cons of writing a book review?

12 votes

What other models are in use for evaluating faculty candidates?

11 votes

How to deal with unwanted physical contact, presents and attention by a postdoc supervisor?

10 votes
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How may a young scholar without tenure change their field of research?

9 votes
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What are appropriate questions for a closed-door (non-public) part of a PhD (or master's) defense?

9 votes

Should I email a group regarding issues in work they've cited?

9 votes

Is it appropriate to apply for assistant professor positions a few months before obtaining my PhD?

8 votes

Citing books, with unproved facts, in the introduction part of a research paper

8 votes

What are the special measures to be taken into account by a lecturer in +100-student classes?

7 votes

Can I ask the editor for rapid processing (rapid peer review) in the cover letter of my paper submission?

6 votes

Teaching-oriented lectureship in a research-oriented university

6 votes
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Is there a way to see which papers have used a particular R package?

6 votes

What are the economic incentives for professors to hire and train graduate students?

6 votes

Noam Chomsky's first article (written at age 10)

6 votes

Is being a poor writer a serious impediment as a researcher?

6 votes

Can I cite second hand information from series of sentences

5 votes

What should I do if the editorial process 'may' cost me my publication?

5 votes

Joining ArXiv without university affiliation

5 votes

How to prepare for an online interview for a professorship position?

4 votes

How appropriate or common is it to recommend referees for your paper?

4 votes

Writing thesis that rebuts advisor's theory

4 votes

Is participating in open peer reviewing good or bad for early career scientists?

4 votes

Is it common for a published paper to have some small mistakes?