There are quite a few question on this site (well, one of them being mine) which are basically word-request / word choice questions in an academic publishing scenario.
Examples of such questions:
Usage of w.r.t in academic papers Also specifically see discussion in the comments on this question.
- Abbreviation n.d. in citation
Would it be good to have an 'academic-writing' or similar meaning tag for such questions? There are some existing tags such as 'formality' and 'technical', but they don't seem specific enough to me as far as academic publishing is considered.
Edit: Another argument - There exists a tag specifically for business language which is described as 'Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English'. Similarly, an academic writing/language tag could be defined as 'Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used for academic publishing in English'.