Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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Is it ok to cite my own paper, currently in review, in my own thesis?

My PhD thesis is due around October, 2015 (~6 months ahead of the time of writing this). I would like to submit a journal paper which contains substantial results from my research, mainly the reasons ...
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What are we expected to do when citing literature?

Open any research article and it is littered with citations. I’ve recently been wondering what is expected of us when citing the literature: Are we expected to cite every reference relevant to our ...
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How to properly use a picture from a US patent?

I'd like to put a figure from a US patent in a paper, only for reference purpose. Do I need to ask permission to do that besides simply cite it?
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How to reference a work that I refer to on multiple occasions?

If I have taken an idea or quote from somewhere I will of course reference it properly. However my question is every time I mention someone e.g 'Joe Bloggs said..." do I need to reference every time ...
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Names in my language used in publications are inconsistant. Should I worry about it?

In my language, names have different order to Western names, and they have a lot of diacritics. To make it less confused and easier to use for international work, we usually "transliterate" it to a ...
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How many and which references to own publications should be included in a research statement for post doc position?

I am composing my research statement for post doc applications in astrophysics/cosmology. I found that if I cite all the work associated with my work, then the references itself are taking around 2.5 ...
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How to make iThenticate faster? [on hold]

I'm checking my thesis using iThenticate software, however, that becomes too slow for me, I don't know how to make it faster?
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How to cite “the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization” retrieved from the official website of UNWTO in MLA? [on hold]

I need to cite the statute in MLA format. Could somebody help? Is "" the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization." UNWTO. World Tourism Organization . n.d. 20 Apr. 2015. " right?
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How to formally report database literature search results?

Years ago, I seen an interesting article that made reference to database search results. The author run a few queries through PubMed and reported on the number of records. This was a neat introduction ...
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How do I get an email alert when my paper is cited?

I recently published a paper in a journal which does not offer a notification system to send email alerts when a paper is cited. The journal is a well known and has a high-impact factor in my field. ...
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How to cite titles in Latin-based languages that use many diacritics?

Diacritics, or tone marks (at least in my language), are symbols added to letters to change their sound. For example, diacritics for the letter a in my language can be ă, â, à, á, ả, ã, ạ, ắ, ẳ, etc. ...
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How to mention colleagues from work in my thesis

Right now I am writing a thesis in a Russian university on data mining to obtain bachelor degree. The thesis is related to my job field and I use an inner implementation of an algorithm to process ...
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How to cite a multi-part blog post with separate URLs for each part?

I'd like to cite a technical blog post that was published in three parts, however, the parts don't have links to each other. Should I cite them separately as if they were different articles, or is ...
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How detailed do I have to provide sources

I am currently writing my master thesis and I am extremely insecure where and when to give the sources. I tried to google for any recommendations but could not find anything that helps me. How often ...
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What is a good system for generating BibTeX reference keys?

When using a reference manager (or even when tracking references on a handwritten draft), it is common to have a key for each entry when referring to items, which the computer (or you in a final form) ...
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How to cite a book that has appeared in multiple versions/editions over the years?

I would like to cite a book that has first appeared in 1976 and has since seen three editions. Book on Google Scholar I need to cite the book in a paper I am writing that will (hopefully) be ...
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How to cite sources written in a different language than English?

Assume one wants to cite a paper written in a different language than the article citing said paper (e.g., ones own article is written in English, but the source is French). How to properly handle ...
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Link to article using a 'download' or 'view online' symbol? [migrated]

I would like to have a way for people to download an article from my document, and I thought of adding an hyperlink to the title of the article as follows: But I guess it could be done in a better ...
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Is it possible to find out which author got the most citations in a specific scientific discipline?

I'm currently trying to find out which authors get the most citations in specific fields, like Astrophysics Condensed Matter High Energy Physics - Experiment ... (These are all arXiv categories) ...
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Referencing: Which one is more ideal? (cite as from cited or direct cite)?

Well, while carrying out a review of literature for drafting a proposal I found like these in some of previous works (reports). Some benefits of the “certain thing” on xyz are abc( person1, ...
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Presentation of paper in Indo-russia social meet can be used as a published? [closed]

I present a paper in INDO-RUSSIA social meet held in new delhi,india during my bachelor but it isnt published yet so can i show it as my official research work and can i publish it in journal?
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APA subsequant citation for two different studies with same first author and same year

I have a question with regards to APA in-text citations. I wanted to cite 2 studies (with 3 authors for each article) that are of the same first author and same year. I have no problem with the ...
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Do I need to request permission to cite a “personal communication” in a publication?

The title says it all I believe. Do I need to request permission from a colleague to cite their information as a "personal communication"? "Do I need to" may be a little restrictive, so I'll also ...
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How does publication month and number of citations to a paper correlate?

I am assuming that there is a correlation between a paper's publication month and the number of citations it attracts, based on the following premises (that may or may not be wrong, that's also open ...
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Should I keep all my .bib files in a single folder, or one with each .tex file?

Self-explanatory. I would be most interested to hear from researchers who have published a fair amount, decided one way or the other wasn't working for them, so switched — and why. Related advice / ...
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What contributions from your advisor must you specifically acknowledge in your dissertation?

When you're writing your dissertation, your advisor will undoubtedly make many contributions. They might suggest literature to look into or ways of tackling a problem. Many of these contributions I ...
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Theorem & Lemma In Short (arXiv Version) and Extended (Peer-Reviewed Version) Papers

I'm writing a short paper from my master thesis to put on arXiv that includes a Definition and a Lemma/Proof. If I want to publish another extended version for a journal or conference later, can I ...
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Mentioning times cited, F1000 citations in CV?

I am applying for a faculty position and want to highlight the quality of my publications. Are any of the following appropriate in an academic CV: citation rate (citations/year) F1000 ...
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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 ...