Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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How do I give credit to some image I included in my paper?

I recreated an image from a paper I liked (didn't use the same image to get out of the asking permission which could take a while). Now the reviewer asked us to give credit to the original paper. How ...
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A single definitive paper, or an initial manuscript and a followup?

Suppose that someone wants to publish his idea and his first successful experiments in a venue and then perform some extra experiments (for a more powerful proof) and publish it in another venue. ...
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Ethics of not referencing StackExchange in a publication? [duplicate]

So I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've been working on a publication proof (my first) of an interesting theorem. The issue is I've been using StackExchange (Mathematics) to answer some similar questions ...
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When should I cite, if using code from Stack Overflow?

I already found a question handling the case if you got some information from Stack Exchange for my thesis. Unfortunately I did not find anything about the case that I get a solution (not necessarily ...
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How to cite large projects

Related to my work is a large project, with many publication. There is not a single recent publication that is particularly related to my work, and most of the publications have a particular focus on ...
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Which free online academic plagiarism checker is closest to Turnitin?

Which free online academic plagiarism checker is closest to Turnitin by quality standard of rigour? Turnitin features that even somebody plagiarize the context of a passage by use synonyms or simply ...
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How to cite a reference in another reference? [duplicate]

I am reading the literature review of an article and the review article mentioned that the second article found positive relationship. Now, should I cite both or just the second article that found ...
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Should I add a bibliography for this?

While writing up my introduction for my transfer report (first year exam of the PhD in the UK) I want to give importance to the topic saying something like: It lead to huge research, being N ...
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Should I cite or quote?

I seem to be in a dilemma when it comes to citation and references. I am implementing and improving an algorithm, and therefore I must state the steps of the algorithm. I would also like to use the ...
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Almost everything we know is taken from someone else, so what do I cite in a paper?

My professor commented that I should have cited more on my paper. I received 132 out of 140 points on the paper for the error. I'm studying history, so being a learned subject, isn't everything we ...
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How to cite a new journal in abbreviation form which is not found in existing abbreviation list?

Recently, I want to submitted a paper to IEEE, I encounter a problem when I want to cite a paper from a new journal, for example, Systems Science & Control Engineering . According to IEEE ...
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Can you abbreviate the title of the Proceeedings of the IEEE?

I found this on Page 34 of IEEE EDITORIAL STYLE MANUAL, it's about how to edit the reference. I don't understand the following sentence: NOTE: The only exception to this rule is PROCEEDINGS OF ...
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What does “The references in general are not current” mean?

I submitted a paper recently and one of the major revisions that they ask for was this: "The references in general are not current." What does the reviewer mean by this?
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Should I cite the author of software tool or script that I use? [duplicate]

I'm writing a paper for my Ethical Hacking class. In 'hacking', you use a lot of tools written by other people, some of them are mainstream and/or made by big teams, others are less known and made by ...
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Is paper refering on pop science books less value?

I have a paper in linguistic which was written when I was in high school. I would like to mention it in my SOP. When I ask if I should mention it, xLeitix has raise this question: What is the ...
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In a writing sample for admissions, can I cite a certain source in another language even if there EXISTS an English translation of said source?

I'm not a native English speaker. I would like to cite a book originally written in German for a writing sample to be sent for admission purposes to a graduate school in the UK (MA programme). There ...
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What is the most cited paper of all time?

There was recently a talk at my university of someone who wrote the most cited paper in the top journal of my field. Something like that is usually easy to look up for a single journal, but it made me ...
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Tool for obtaining a BibTeX entry from a key, without creating it manually

I am looking for a tool, where I only need to write something like alessandroni2015bibtex (this very question) to obtain the BibTeX entry, without needing to rewrite it. I am aware that Google ...
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How can I cite an company website using IEEE style?

I would like to use some information about the MathScript RT Module RT module, found at the link: http://www.ni.com/labview/mathscript/ This might not be standard so I cannot find any example online. ...
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What tense to use when referring to self publication in a monograph chapter?

I have a question regarding what tense form should I use to refer to an earlier self publication in a monograph chapter. For example, if I want to say (in the chapter), "most of the results were ...
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How to cite a reference of a study that appears in a review paper [duplicate]

I am actually writing a review paper and I am getting a little confused with how to cite some studies. The main problem is when I find a review paper (eg: Smith et al., 2011) that cites a study (eg: ...
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Can my institute use my figure and put their name on it for press releases, etc.?

I was wondering if my institute can use a figure which I made for a paper that has been published and crop it slightly and use it for press releases, etc., and instead of putting my name underneath ...
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What papers can you ask someone to cite for using your software?

Ofen Software authors request that users cite a paper of theirs in publications resulting from projects using their software. As such an software author, what logic governs what kind of papers you ...
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Writing a report/paper etc. - How to deal with citations that have poor English?

I've tried looking for suggestions on the internet to my question but haven't found any useful information. I'm writing a paper and I'm quoting/citing various books, journals etc. However, I'm coming ...
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“Anomalous citation patterns” as exclusion criteria in Journal Citation Reports (aka Impact Factor)

Can someone explain how these "anomalous citation patterns" are identified in JCR and what they mean exactly? They sound like the academic version of link farms that Google has to fight against.
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Are Nature Letters still considered primary articles?

I have an article that I want to link as a primary article. I found a really interesting Nature Letter article and I was wondering if this is categorized as a primary article, since it is a "letter": ...
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Citation feed for scholarly works

Is there a site that can provide me a feed of scholarly works that cite another scholarly work as they are published?
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Citing a Work that Cites a Personal Communication

I'm interested in knowing if/how to properly cite a personal communication within a reference and if credit should be given to the primary source (the personal communication), the secondary source ...
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Guidelines for adding references to Powerpoint presentations

I'm wondering if there are guidelines or best practices on adding references to a research Powerpoint presentation. For example, should I put the full citation at the bottom of the slide? Liu, J., ...
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How do I reference papers correctly in my masters thesis? [duplicate]

I have searched but not have found a similar question, although I am sure a duplicate exists. I am currently in the process of writing my masters thesis. I am being very careful about my sources and ...
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How cite sources of 100-years-old analytical technique in a theory section?

In my master’s thesis in inorganic characterization, I have a theory chapter about X-ray (powder) diffraction. This technique is almost 100 years old, and have been described in a vast number of ...
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Endnote outputting mixed citation styles in same document

I am having problems with Endnote outputting a mix of citation styles (or possibly a broken citation style!) in the same document, despite applying the Endnote Frontiers Science style (official, from ...
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What citation style is mainly used in political science?

According to Wikipedia, the most pertinent styles are Chicago and APSA, which is a variant of Chicago. But I could not find stronger references about this. EDIT. The purpose of my question is the ...
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If a paper cites a work and its translation, is it counted as two citations for calculating h-index?

If a bibliography mentions a work two times, once in its original and once in its translation, how does this count in the author's H-index? E.G.: Everyman, J. (2000), A work on citations, ...
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Why is it said that judging a paper by citation count is a bad idea?

I hear a lot from the experts that citation count is a bad idea as a measure of judging a paper. This seems simply counter-intuitive to me. I would like to know if any study has been done in this ...
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Does it look bad to cite a single review paper repeatedly for many different things?

I am limited to a set number of pages for a research paper I am writing. One trick that I thought of was to find large 'review' papers that talk about a lot of things. For instance: Bubble sort [1] ...
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To cite a publication with two authors in a presentation, should I write “X and Y” or “X et al.”?

I am preparing to give a presentation after few days. Some papers are authored by two people and some are by three. While referring their work during presentation what should I write for two authors. ...
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Is it acceptable to include author names as a substantive part of a sentence as part of a citation?

To give credit where credit is due I strive to make it clear where ideas of others, which I use/refer to in my papers/work, are from. For this I cite and quote and this question is about the correct ...
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Getting secondary citations right

i have some questions regarding secondary citations (in an computer science research paper that should be published in a journal). I know that they should be avoided when possible, but it is not ...
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Is there a trollish/novelty/esoteric citation style?

In programming, there are these so-called "esoteric programming languages" like "LOLCODE" or "Shakespeare," which really have pretty much zero usefulness. They are just kind of a novelty, or if a ...
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How to elegantly make reference when the whole section is a summary of other people's work? [duplicate]

I understand the basic rule that I should always put original sentence in the quotation mark and give a reference to the source. However, what if I dedicate the whole section to the summary of ...
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Should I cite photos in my thesis?

If I use photos in my thesis that I found on Internet, should I cite them? If so, how should the photos be cited? Should I write something like "In Figure 4.5 [9]" or should I cite it in the Appendix? ...
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Citing “p. x” to mean page ten of a book looks confusing since “x” isn't clearly a Roman Numeral

By theory, I should cite page x (page ten) like [Krusche1999, p. x]. If it were on page iii or page xi, it would look better, such as [Krusche1999, p. iii], [Krusche1999, p. xi]. However, it is on ...
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How to cite page from section-page number style document?

I've come across a problem during my bachelor thesis. I'd like to cite a single page in a document, but it uses the "section-page" style of numbering pages of the document. It appear like I'm ...
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How to cite chapter from a report with different authors?

I have to cite a multi-chapter report. Every chapter has different authors, should I cite with the name of the main author and then the specific chapter? Or should I use the first author of the ...
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Citing someone directly with additional information in footnote

I would like to directly quote some sentences of another author who uses a word A which is a synonym for a word B I'm using in my text. Note: I would like to use my word B as the word A is very rare. ...
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Do contemporary publications cite more sources? Why?

When I read very old, classic papers in biology, I am struck by how few sources they cite. Watson and Crick, 1953 cites 6 sources. Luria and Delbrück, 1943 cites 9. Sanger, 1977 cites 14. This is in ...
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How to cite an updated report?

Research reports published on the webpage of the home institution are sometimes updated during the revision process. Suppose a first version was published in 2013, and the update came in 2014, and ...
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What are the most frequently cited textbooks in the physics literature? [closed]

What are the most frequently cited textbooks in the physics literature? Note: I am not looking for guesses, but answers supported by citations data. What are some good physics citations databases?
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What kind of citation is needed for a whole paragraph?

I'm writing a paper on The Beatles and in this paragraph I'm talking about the formation of the group. I got the info from their biographical book. So it's just a summarized version of a chapter. I ...