On the topic of research and apps that help document research and write research papers in Linux (Fedora Workstation 31) this is my experience and opinion:
LibreOffice is most compatible with the all formats for research conferences and journal paper publication, it even supports LaTex format.
Gnome Latex works great and is one of the best apps for Latex format.
Zotero is a great application for research for references and bibliographies organization, supports Open ID login by OpenID Foundation
Atom is one of the best text editors for code writing, you can “hack it” (legally and supported by FOSS licence) and make it your own to best suite you + post it on
(I hope Microsoft will not change that and give priority to their VSCode text editor)
DataHub IO (Guthub for datasets) CLI tool works in Linux, website works fine, they should have a graphical tool soon (not sure if CLI works in other Operating Systems)
Joplin is great note taking to do list app, supporting markdown format
syncing with NextCloud (other sync options supported).
Firefox one of the best browsers that respect privacy and is not chromium based.
My Recommended Linux Operating system is Fedora Workstation with software from https://labs.fedoraproject.org or just use Fedora Labs from start.
My Recommendation based on experience for doing research in Linux (Fedora Workstation) is:
LibreOffice + Gnome Latex + Zotero + Atom (and github) + datahub CLI + Joplin + Firefox
Any comments or advice are welcome here, I am always happy to learn about new FOSS (free and open source software) applications that are used in research today.
My Current Goal is to try install and test out all of this apps in current PureOS any advice is welcome, I have already tested Linux Mint, NixOS, Manjaro and next on the list is PureOS PC, the PureOS seems to be great.