Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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License for Model We Will Freely Distribute

My research team has developed a model, analyzed data, and generated results. We are currently in the process of publishing the results -- the article is in review -- and we are preparing to make our ...
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How should you refer to yourself in a paper?

When writing a paper that discusses previous work by the same set of authors, what is the correct way to refer to it? For example, "In 2012 Fred et al. introduced a third way of resolving the ...
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Is the Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems (EOLSS) a legitimate source?

While looking for some biochemistry references, I stumbled across a PDF from a chapter in the Encyclopedia for Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Wikipedia claims that this literature is "crowdsourced", ...
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How to cite a statement that cites several other sources?

The below is in a paper I am reading, written by Gareis. One of the uppermost complaints of study-abroad students remains the lack of meaningful contact with host nationals (e.g., Gareis, 1995; ...
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How should I cite a publication where the author(s) are anonymous (but the organization is not)?

I'd like to cite the following articles from "Scientific Data" (a journal from the Nature Publishing Group), but no authors are mentioned (as far as I can tell): ...
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Is it okay to incorporate a block of citations from a review paper into my own paper?

I'm currently writing a paper on a certain topic for which a review article was recently published. Of course, I want to contrast my new approach to existing techniques. For that purpose, I have ...
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How to find DOI for article in JSTOR?

I have a link to an article on JSTOR. I can't see the DOI mentioned. Is there a standard way to find the DOI? Do all articles on JSTOR have an assigned DOI?
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Does consistency in how my name is presented/abbreviated as author on a publication matter?

Assume I have the name: "First Middle Last". I have been publishing as "First Last." At my current job (postdoc) my adviser prefers that I list my name on my paper as F. Last (or F.M. Last), and I'm ...
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Should I quote Wikipedia if I can't rephrase it?

I want to write down this idea that I get from Wikipedia: both (James Watson and Francis Crick) thanked the Schroedinger's book for their inspiration. (More specifically, that page is What Is Life?, ...
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How to cite a section of a wikipedia article?

I'm kinda new to academia and was wondering how citations are done. In particular, say I wanted to cite the "Inspiration, pure and applied mathematics, and aesthetics" of this article: ...
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How accurate are published papers?

I'm an undergrad trying to publish findings on the accuracy of consumer-grade motion sensors for IEEE. I've searched for existing literature on this topic, and I've found some interesting articles. ...
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How to cite papers where the names are sorted?

I have a paper with autors A, B, C and D. Their names appear sorted by last name, so the order of the authors does not really say anything about their role in the paper. When I cite this with the ...
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H-index: Any quantitative (or other) measures on how well h-index actually measures scientific productivity?

I am wondering if there have been any sort of rigorous/meaningful study about how well an h-index measures the scientific productivity of a person. I am wondering how much stock I should put into the ...
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How to represent and cite a patent using BibTeX?

I need to cite some patents for a paper in BibTeX format. Google Patents provide me a BibTeX like this one: @misc{spangler1988method, title={Method and system for measurement of road profile}, ...
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How to cite earlier work, discovered only at the end, that claims similar results to a recently completed project?

At the end of writing up our manuscript, we discover that there has been another earlier study in a very different context (but using a physical model very similar to ours) that claims a similar ...
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Is it common to cite conference papers in a PhD?

I tried searching for a similar question but most I read dealt with published papers and not a PhD, so apologies if this is a duplicate. I will remove this question if it is. I've read a number of ...
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Citing a revision of a 2nd edition book

I'm wondering how to reference a book The Jepson Manual, 2nd Edition shown below. Baldwin, B. et al. (ed.). 2012. The Jepson Manual, Vascular Plants of California, Rev. 2, 2nd ed. University of ...
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How to set bibliographic entry to display author only when applicable?

I'm writing my bachelor's thesis with OpenOffice Writer. Most of my sources are websites, and the author or publication year is often absent. With Writer's bibliography system, you can specify ...
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How would we identify a better measure of academic productivity?

Measures of academic productivity, like the h-index, m-index, i10-index are useful but imperfect. Their imperfections are more than an abstract concern. Hiring committees consider them in determining ...
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Is it permitted to cite works by members of my own family, in classwork?

I'm starting a unit (undergraduate class) at my university which deals very much with topics researched by my grandfather - He has written a number of books and papers on the issue. I don't yet know ...
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how to find highly cited articles in journals with low impact factor?

Journals with high IF get more attention, so might get "better" articles. However I am interested in finding papers published in minor journals that have a high number of citations, say >100. I can't ...
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How to cite a source that has vanished due to link rot?

My colleague is writing a manuscript about a subject that is rarely reported in the mainstream literature (predation events). A few years ago on a fishing forum she found a photograph that ...
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Recommended citation for own photograph

In my thesis I have several photographs, which have captions in the form of Photograph of building X, taken on date by the author of this thesis Citations to referenced papers follow the [1] ...
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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?