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What does the typical workflow of a journal look like? How should I interpret a particular submission status?

170 votes

Is declining an undergraduate award which causes me discomfort appropriate?

157 votes

I got the following comment from a reputed math journal. What does it mean?

135 votes

Why are low pass rates (below 50%) for exams considered acceptable in Germany?

101 votes
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What is the best "last slide" in a thesis presentation?

97 votes
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Is it plagiarism to reference a fictitious source?

96 votes

Why are examinees often not allowed to leave during the start and end of an exam?

92 votes
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Why do German universities rank so low internationally?

80 votes
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Why hold conferences in a resort town?

76 votes
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How to help reduce students' anxiety in an oral exam?

71 votes

Why are there no computer-friendly versions of papers?

70 votes

How can I obfuscate my writing style when I review papers?

69 votes

Been offered a post doctorate position in Germany but now pay has changed

65 votes
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Should I require a student to acknowledge or change a color scheme from a common paper?

64 votes
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Lost respect for advisor. How to complete PhD?

63 votes

Editor rejected manuscript claiming it is similar to a not-yet-published manuscript (that I haven't seen). How to proceed?

60 votes

I got a paper to review from a journal that had rejected my earlier works, how to respond?

59 votes
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Why do papers not have a table of contents?

58 votes
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What is the point in publishing a paper in a journal rather than arXiv?

58 votes
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Should there be a space between a value and the units used?

58 votes
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Responding to a reviewer who misunderstood key concepts of a paper

58 votes

Paper was rejected for high similarity with parts of my own dissertation

55 votes
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Two papers from different authors with identical content – which to reference?

54 votes
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Somebody plagiarised their master thesis from me – how can I address this?

53 votes

Synonym for "fortunately" in academic language

52 votes

My student published a preprint of our published paper without me as an author

51 votes

Is it valid to modify a student's exam grade if you feel they did not earn it?

51 votes

Retaking an exam to improve a low, but passing grade. Why do universities not allow this?

49 votes
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What to do if one reviewer asks to delete and another asks to add more details to a proof?

49 votes

Mentor says I cannot be first author of my paper because I am an undergraduate

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