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

95 votes
15 answers
45k views

Should I report a PhD student’s incompetence to their supervisor?

53 votes
12 answers
15k views

How to react to a student’s panic attack in an oral exam?

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4 answers
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Who said that one should change one’s direction of research every seven years?

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Are there any examples for an ArXiv publication nurturing or preventing plagiarism?

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3 answers
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Is my paper under review (or similar) for too long and if yes, how should I react?

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4 answers
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Can authors from certain origins really not know about the gravity of plagiarism?

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

23 votes
4 answers
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What is the explicit meaning of “corresponding author”?

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1 answer
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VG Wort – why would I agree to share with the publisher?

21 votes
7 answers
3k views

Conferences as publication venues – black and white or is there a grey or third way?

20 votes
7 answers
9k views

Pros and cons of having your doctoral degree on our ID

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When exactly are you “promoviert” in Germany?

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2 answers
2k views

Do most customers choose predatory publishers knowingly?

19 votes
9 answers
1k views

Term for the opposite of salami publishing

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1 answer
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Where to draw the line for authorship for a software-announcement paper?

18 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to state that you “rigorified” an existing paper without sounding arrogant or condescending?

17 votes
3 answers
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Acceptance to online publication – Why is everybody I know faster than average?

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4 answers
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Why require permanent pens and disallow correction tools in exams?

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1k views

Is it acceptable to look up a student on the Internet to find out whether I have a conflict of interest?

11 votes
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1k views

Why are method sections usually impersonal, when the main text isn’t?

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2 answers
2k views

Can I predict the fate of my manuscript (from information other than a decision letter)?

9 votes
3 answers
733 views

Citing into the future on ArXiv – good or bad idea?

8 votes
2 answers
318 views

How does the COVID-19 crisis affect durations of peer review and editorial handling?

7 votes
1 answer
195 views

How to make clear tasks for students about resolving paradoxes?

7 votes
1 answer
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Why are some journals for research papers called “review”?

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3k views

Surface plots vs. colour maps

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Alternative ways to use lecture time when only one quarter of the students can attend?

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4 answers
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Students self-assess which exercises they attempted – how can I make this more homogeneous?

4 votes
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Am I missing something or is submitting from the ArXiv really that unfeasible?