I'm a mod on Academia.SE, and we recently had a question on "What is the best website design for open source academic software?", would you think it is a good fit for UX.SE? In this case, I could migrate the question, otherwise, if you have any suggestion of where this question would fit, I'd be happy to hear about them!
The asker might be better off asking a more specific question here. As dnbrv mentions that question wouldn't be a good fit here, but maybe something along the lines of:
"What considerations are there when designing content for those in highly technical fields?"
"How do I structure a website to best serve academic users?"
Even those examples are a bit vague and could be improved, though.