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Is there a canonical answer about selecting a journal for publication? (If not, should we have one?)

Short answer I would vote no. I think "canonical answers" only make sense when the canonical answer addresses (a) the user's actual question, or (b) some generalization of the user's ...
cag51's user avatar
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Is "US" the default location here?

The vote by the Community user is what happens when the question asker agrees that the duplicate answered their question. The OP themselves caused this question to be closed (you can see this if you ...
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What potential duplicate targets should I know about as a reviewer?

Graduate Admission and Studies How should I deal with becoming discouraged as a graduate student? How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in Country X? How are Ph.D. applications ...
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Shouldn't there be a way to prevent false duplicate flags?

I don't agree with the view that both questions are full-fledged duplicates. However, I would encourage you to thoroughly edit the second question (or write a new one) and entirely focus on the issue ...
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How to answer two questions where the same answer is appropriate, but the questions themselves aren't duplicates?

tl;dr: Since your answer was duplicate text and a lot of it didn't directly address the question that was asked, it gives the impression of someone who hears a few key words ("gender" "STEM" "...
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Why do we redirect all "what is happening to my paper" questions?

Would you rather them be closed as too specific and go ask the journal? If the answer depends on the specific journal, it is not a good question for us. If it is more of a general question, then the ...
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Two very similar are asked. Which one shall be closed?

Closing duplicates is mostly for a goal of consolidating the location of answers to one place. Ideally, when a question is asked that is similar to another, people recognize it right away, the old ...
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Does intention of a question matters while closing it?

I think a more appropriate duplicate target would have been How to address a professor in letter? In fact, maybe we should merge the posts so that the answers to the new question (a few of which are ...
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Conflict of interest questions

Those questions are definitely rather different from each other, and there's no ground to close them as duplicates. The only possibility I see would be that of creating a general, canonical Q&A ...
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Are any of these questions about working hours duplicates?

Thanks for finding this, certainly seems like it merits discussion. I would suggest that the first two might indeed be duplicates, in that both ask about whether one can become a professor without ...
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Shouldn't there be a way to prevent false duplicate flags?

First, a premise. I was the first to vote to close your question as duplicate, and I'm still convinced that it is a duplicate. In fact, in the first question you conclude (bold mine): What should ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
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Unjustified trend of labelling too many questions as "duplicates"

When a question is marked as a duplicate, it doesn't necessarily mean that the exact question asked is the same. (The text of the duplicate notice is misleading in this respect.) Rather, it means that ...
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Canonical "Can I publish without supervisor" question?

To move some ideas from the comments into an answer: Yes. I think an answer to Canonical "Can I publish without supervisor" question? would be good for this site. I think this answer should ...
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How to answer two questions where the same answer is appropriate, but the questions themselves aren't duplicates?

What exactly is it that I do wrong? Your behavior was generally fine in that you did not violate the golden be nice rule. What you did wrong was post identical answers to different questions. Our ...
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Why do we redirect all "what is happening to my paper" questions?

I would categorise “What is happening to my paper” questions as follows: Questions which are directly answered by the canonical Q&A¹. These should clearly be closed as duplicate. Questions where ...
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Double degree: why was this question closed as duplicate?

This maybe a case of differences across academia resulting in an unclear question. I have never heard of two universities awarding a single degree and would not term such an activity as a "double PhD"....
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Unjustified trend of labelling too many questions as "duplicates"

First, let's see if your premise, that is that there is a trend towards closing more questions as duplicates, is backed by the site closing stats (status on 17/Aug/16): Period | # closed as dup. | ...
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Canonical question about adding unrequested changes during revision

I disagree that those two questions are duplicates, at least of each other. Yes, they are related. Yes, they have "the same (potential) answers", and your answer applies to both. However, I ...
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Should the question looking for ArXiv alternatives for math and physics be reopened?

I agree with your assessment, and a few others also seem to agree as well (based on "reopen" vote count). It's been reopened.
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