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Canonical question about adding unrequested changes during revision

This very recent question: Is it acceptable to add a result to a paper when a journal asks for revisions? prompted a short discussion in the comments about it being a duplicate. As I wrote the (...
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Should we have a canonical question about degree revocations?

It seems like we've got a lot of questions about degree revocations recently (1, 2, 3, for example). It seems like the answer is consistently "No, unless you intentionally committed fraud (which you ...
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Can I create [tag:canonical-question]? [duplicate]

Today I wanted to vote to close a question as a duplicate of the canonical one "how do I send an e-mail message to a professor" that was written some time ago. I don't remember exactly the words in ...
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Why do we redirect all “what is happening to my paper” questions?

We commonly redirect questions such as "Manuscript status changed from Review in progress to Ready for review" to "What does the typical workflow of a journal look like". However they are not similar ...
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Forced authorship questions

This question: What a PhD student should do when their supervisor orders them to have a name on their paper just because of grant purposes? seems very related to What should PhD students do when ...
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Would like to add “faq” and/or “canonical-question” and/or “canonical-post” tag to these questions

We have a helpful list of standard Q&As, which makes it easier for questioners to find out what they want to know, and write non-duplicate questions. The list also helps with identifying ...
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Do we need a “borderline admissions” question for countries other than the US?

We already have a question that outlines the US admissions process for students with a weak background. However, I’m beginning to wonder if we need a similar question for the UK and German systems as ...
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Deciphering status in manuscript handling systems

We keep getting questions in which we are asked to decipher the status messages in some online submission management system (latest one). I find it slightly annoying that we have to do the job of ...
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Do we need a canonical question for “bailing out of accepted position”?

Every now and then people ask whether it is appropriate to leave a (phd, postdoc, tenure-track...) position they have accepted for a better one that became available later, or in any case how to ...
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What potential duplicate targets should I know about as a reviewer?

We have a few canonical questions on this site, i.e., questions that are often used as a target of duplicate closure or were even specifically designed for this purpose. What are they? Are there any ...
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Do we want a canonical question for how to react to long paper-handling times?

We get a considerable amount of questions, where the asker submitted a paper to some journal and gets impatient because it appears to be stuck at a some stage: What to do when you have not received a ...
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Vote-to-close/Canonical questions for “Can't/won't attend conference/ visa issue”

People, it's time to start closing-as-(near-)duplicate, and identifying canonical questions and titles, among the following: would my paper be published if I faild to attend the conference because of ...
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Should we have a canonical question for “should I quit my PhD”?

I've seen a lot of posts on here where someone is in a PhD programme, and they're very stressed and unhappy, and want to know if they should quit. Typically, there are a number of complicating factors,...
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Canonical Q&A suggestion: “I've been admitted to multiple graduate programs, how to choose between them?”

This question is now live: I've been admitted to multiple PhD programs, how should I choose between them? In March/early April, we often get (highly specific) questions from students who have been ...
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Do we want a canonical question for general journal workflows?

We often get questions from people who are not aware how a journal works and do not understand some step in the editiorial process¹, think some step takes too long² or are just very worried³. We also ...
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“Can I apply to field X with an undergraduate degree in Y” type questions

We seem (to me) to be getting more and more question of this general form. Recent examples: I have a Bachelors and Masters in electrical engineering: Is pursuing a PhD in computer science possible? ...