Queries related to citing or referencing published or unpublished sources.

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How to reference observational evidence?

Talking about work practices at a business, and hearing first hand from the manager how the employees conduct their work - how can I reference this anecdotal evidence in an academic paper? ...
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How to advertise a paper to increase citations?

Of course, the best way to improve citations is to write good papers which presents sound, interesting, and important results. However, assuming that one has a nice paper published in an important ...
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How to react to your work being cited incorrectly or in a misleading way?

This morning when I opened my email I was very excited to find a Google Scholar update telling me of two new citations from two different sets of authors each to a different paper of mine. As usual, I ...
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Citing a verbatim copy of a table?

I found a table that exactly fits my needs but the technical nature of its contents makes paraphrasing very difficult, and in most cases impossible. How does one create a one-to-one copy of a table, ...
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How to reuse complete paper for my thesis?

I am currently writing my PhD thesis, and I have published an article together with my supervisor. The third chapter of my PhD thesis (1/3 of my whole thesis) is basically the paper. I plan to include ...
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Paper from my already published PhD thesis — How do I cite it?

Two years ago I finished my thesis, at the time I wasn't interested in writing papers but I have since changed my mind. The thesis has been made available online by the department. It has been cited ...
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When describing a joint effort, refer to colleague by name or by their title?

If another developer was involved in the research process for a task, should I say that "Bob and I worked on this" or that "another developer and I worked on this"? Of course, others should be ...
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Recently published paper does not cite my very relevant work

Before I start my PhD I worked in a group that researched on the application of a particular area to a particular domain. No other research group published work in this area+domain. So I can safely ...
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How to cite an expert's opinion which doesn't have any title? And should I?

The opinion is literally a post on his social network account. The post is quite long, so it's able for him to evoke his opinion in detail. It also has good long discussion below. At first, I think ...
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How can the choice of “where to publish” affect the potential number of citations?

I study petroleum engineering; however, I want everybody from different fields to express their opinion based on their personal experience. Let's assume you have the following options: publishing in ...
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Putting dataset in CV

In my field (linguistics) sometimes datasets are important and scholars tend to include them in their CV. I want to know how to include my dataset in my CV? This is the approach I have in mind: ...
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How to cite a Google Play app?

In my paper I need to cite an Android application. There is an official way to cite the site Google Play? I know the tag @misc on BibTeX, but I am looking for a standard style, if exist.
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Can I cite a paper published after the initial submission of my paper?

I wonder if it is allowed to cite a recent paper, published after the initial submission of my paper. In the revision phase I am adding some missing references and I would also like to refer to some ...
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Ethics of citing a source's source [duplicate]

There were a few occasions during my Undergraduate Thesis where my research brought me to one particular author's book which benefited my work greatly not only for its content but sources. Within his ...
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Is it appropriate to cite editorial articles in a thesis?

An established academic wrote an editorial opening for a journal and it hit some very profound concepts in the field that I want to raise in my thesis. Obviously I want to extend credit to them. ...
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What is the scholarly value of a report containing experimental results and the procedure

I have performed some experiments on approximately 400+ data sets, my PI is thinking of publishing online a report that contains some background information, the software and the procedure used to ...
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When did it become commonplace for data set providers to ask users to cite their paper(s)?

Nowadays data set providers typically ask data set users to cite their paper(s) introducing the data set. When did this practice become commonplace? (Given what I read on this page, I feel the ...
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Should I add references for examples?

I am writing a paper in Computer Science / Information Technology. At several points in the paper, I mention the existence of particular types of software products. For example: Advanced web ...
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How to Properly Cite Linux Source Code?

I know, the question of how to cite source code has been asked before, but I did not found anything helpful for my specific situation. I am currently writing my master's thesis. My university does ...
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How to cite a senior project in BibTeX

I want to cite a senior project of a student in my thesis. However, I don't really have much information about the student. I know, the title of his work, his name, his university and the link to the ...
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Does frequency of citations from the same journal increase the odds of paper acceptance? [duplicate]

When I submit a manuscript to the editor, does the number of references from the same journal have any impact on his decision? Should I cite more? I am not talking about the quality of references ...
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Non-citation of basic knowledge

We all know how important proper attribution of ideas is. At the same time, certain things have become basic enough that citing the paper where they were first discussed is overkill: to give an ...
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How do I cite a screenshot I've taken of a software program?

How to write a proper reference for an image I'm going to use for my thesis? This image is a screenshot of a software installed on my own PC and I am the one who took it myself. It's not from another ...
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How to provide attribution to a media source in a research paper?

I'm working on a project report which we plan to publish as a research paper later after some more work. In my report I have used some images from the Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia. They all are ...
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Why do journals have limits on the number of references?

I was rather shocked when hearing in a conversation that journals sometimes have explicit limits on the number of references that can be included in one article. I understand that there are space ...
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Impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives

Is there any research/study that looked at the impact of the quality of a presentation in a conference on the number of citations the corresponding article receives? (quality in terms of form, not the ...
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How can I tell if a journal is reputable? [duplicate]

In a lot of research you have to site sources from a "reputable" journal. I've seen journals that have opened simply to post that bigfoot exists and won't take anything other than more or less garbage ...
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Is it better to give reference when I use the same sentence which state a fact or I must paraphrase it? [duplicate]

I am new to the concept of plagiarism and also how to give reference in an article. As my English is not very well, I may use some sentences borrowed from other papers. But they may just define a term ...
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Using “et al.” in maths papers

In general, mathematics papers have no first author; instead, authors are listed alphabetically. Therefore, citing “Smith et al.” is at best misleading (it implies that Smith did all the work) and at ...
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Is using author name in order to refer to an other research article a good practice? [closed]

There is always a bibliography in a research article, for each quoted paper there is plenty of information (title, authors, year, journal, etc..) and this is very convenient for the reader. But in ...
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How to cite ACM Computing Classification System?

In the research I'm doing for my master thesis I use the ACM Computing Classification System (2012 edition). I mean I literally use the data they provide as an RDF graph. How should I cite this ...
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Referencing the reference?

Suppose I have a paper with the following text: Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you [3],[4]. As one can see, the author got the information from 2 other references. If I ...
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How can I re-use someone's mathematics thesis without plagiarizing?

I am writing a report for my master's research. One entire section of my report has been expertly written in someone else's PhD thesis, which happens to mostly take the form of a monograph on the ...
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Citing style for Animal Conservation

I am writing a commentary paper in Animal Conservation magazine. I have a hard time to find out a reference manager that will produce the right citing style I read for their guidelines to authors: ...
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Why do some academic papers have sentence-cased titles?

I noticed that many academic papers that I cited in my thesis have sentence-cased titles, for example, this one "Comparative analysis using K-mer and K-flank patterns provides evidence for CpG island ...
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How to cite where names are not of [firstName lastName] form, in particular patronymic?

In academia in the US, the dominant name format is [firstName lastName]. And in APA citation format you typically cite by referring to the last name. So e.g. if John Doe wrote a paper in 2014, you ...
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How to download references to database that a paper includes and all articles that cite the paper?

I have some papers for which I want to somehow download an easily manipulated (CSV, Excel) list of references and list of papers which cited the given paper. On Google Scholar, one can see a "Cited ...
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Is possible cite an internet site (of an academical project) with the authors

I am writing a paper about a project. I must cite the internet site of the project with the results. Question: can I cite, not only the site, but also the authors in the references? NOTE The site ...
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Is it possible to count the citations that a paper has received in a particular country using Web of Science?

I'm new in the use of bibliometrics. I was wondering if you guys can help me out. Consider this situation, an author "x" of the country "c" , publishes a paper "p" with a(n) international ...
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Should my citation style exactly match the original title?

In my field a number of different styles are used in titles. Many publications present scientific names in italics, such as this one. Others do not italicise scientific names, such as this one. ...
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Does citing reviewers' papers significantly increase the chance of the submitted paper to be accepted?

A paper submitted to some peer-reviewed venue might cite some of the reviewer's papers. Is there any research/study that looked whether citing reviewers' papers significantly increase the chance of a ...
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How generous should I be with citations?

I am wondering if it is a bad thing to cite a paper in a scientific publication for a trivial or irrelevant reason. The specific instance I have in mind is the usage of certain terminology. I ...
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Locating old Russian literature in the US

There are quite a few old Russian papers and books I've been trying to track down for a few months without success. (I have some listed here.) Many old Russian journals and books are in US libraries, ...
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citations from academic work for commercial use [closed]

I suppose that if I'd like to use in a work of mine an idea taken from an academic work I'd have two choices: quoting and verbatim the text (a few lines) and giving credit by citing the source ...
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Is it a common practice for reviewers to recommend their own papers in the review?

I am reviewing a paper on a topic on which I have published some work previously as an author. While going through this current paper as a reviewer, I felt I could recommend my paper on the similar ...
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How to correctly cite ASCII (Public table)? Do I need to cite it?

I have included ASCII table in my paper research, but I'm not sure how can I correctly cite it. I have seen many papers not including any citation while others mention any random website that has the ...
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Using a figure from a journal article on a personal website

I'm writing an article on a personal website and in some of the reference material that I'm already citing, there are a few good figures that I'd like to include in the article. This is probably a ...
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Forward-citation chasing: Is there a formal study for what I'm doing?

I'm currently writing a Master's dissertation in health economics which is looking at economic evaluations of certain interventions. I've got a database of about 400 papers, and would like to spend ...
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Is referencing another PhD dissertation or Master's thesis a reasonable practice in a Master's thesis?

Not much literature can be found on what I'm working on and it's all by the people I work with. Am I able to reference their work/text in my thesis or I should just stick to referencing material ...
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How to substantiate the claim that something is not known?

I am writing a master's thesis (in Number Theory) and there are multiple places where I need to claim that something is not yet known. Since I am not an expert (and even if I were) I would like to ...