(1) ORISTAR. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN LEARN IS BY DOING.
(2) I THOUGHT YOUR REFERENCE TO CANDIDATES WAS ABOUT CANDIDATES TO THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.
Thanks for your sharp eye helping me to figure out this potential factor.
(3) The brief here means the brief introduction under the headline, clicking it would jump to the body of the article.
(4) DOES THE CONTROVERSY REVEAL THE DEFICIENCIES IN HOW ACADEMICIANS ARE SELECTED.
I can almost make sure you are right. One of the roots that the academic corruption happens is that the corruption of bureaucracy of the nation -- the bureaucracy is fond of to butt in anything, by using their political force or power.
(5) HOW I DISLIKE PREPOSITIONS. I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE EXPRESSION "CHANGE WITH THE TEMPERATURE," SO I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY YOU THINK IT WOULD BE OK TO SAY "WITH" INSTEAD OF "BECAUSE OF."
The example "change with the temperature" is from some English language expert. I doubt that is used most likely by Britons. But without doubt, using "because of" instead of with is best to cure all.
(6) Good luck with your article, oristar. And I'm sorry to be so picky. It's an occupational hazard.
But I like it, even though you called it as "an occupational hazard"!