The term “academic” refers to anything related to academia, which is the world of education and research. This includes things like academic institutions (such as colleges and universities), academic subjects (such as history and literature), and academic disciplines (such as anthropology and sociology). In general, academic work is characterized by its focus on knowledge and research and its use of critical thinking and analysis. Academic work is often published in academic journals and presented at conferences and is intended to contribute to the existing body of knowledge in a particular field.