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How to know the full name of paper authors?

I have the following citation: M. Hama and T, Imahashi. Periodic β-expansions for certain classes of Pisot numbers. Comment. Math. Univ. St. Paul. 46(2):103–116, 1997. I prefer citing the full ...
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how to write an interview based article for journal [closed]

I am preparing to write an article on 'journalism through distance education mode: pro and cons' for a research media journal. I conducted interviews from experts from the field for my article. now I ...
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Maximum number of citations per sentence?

I'm working on a literature review for a masters thesis in the sciences, and I have a ton of sources that cover the topic. Many specific points are covered ad nauseam, and many similar ideas can be ...
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What is the standard way to include introduction and references parts to a masters thesis?

I have seen that students have two ways to write their thesis, They have a separate chapter to write an introduction to their thesis. This chapter usually consists of a literature review of their ...
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Where to get ACM references for MS Word?

Does someone know where to get the correctly formatted ACM references for submissions to ACM? Google Scholar and dl.acm.org don't seem to provide the correct formatting.
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Efficient ways to find the original paper which introduced a novel concept/algorithm?

Many times while reading papers (especially engineering), many concepts, algorithms or results are taken for granted because they are already established in research. Sadly, at this point, many are ...
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How to Cite With Inconsistent Use of Initials [duplicate]

There is a paper I want to cite where, on the title page of the article, the authors names appear without any middle initials (i.e., one of the authors is Mark Smith). However, this one author ...
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Should you cite somebody's Transfer Report? (Confirmation Report)

Context: At UK universities at least, before progressing from the first year of your PhD (or transferring from an MPhil to a PhD), it is required to write a fairly substantial report detailing the ...
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Must I reference resources for definitions I express with my own words?

I am writing a master thesis. When must I cite a resource I used ? Most of the time, I read a definition in a given book and express it in my own words: must I mention the book in question for this ...
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How can I find the first researcher who wrote about a specific subject

I am writing my thesis in computer science and I am looking to include some references. I need to include though the researchers who first wrote about a specific subject and not others who expanded ...
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How to quote or summarise text from a reference that includes citations in Harvard Style?

I am very much confused on referencing a paragraph and have tried to find an answer on YouTube but that didn't help! So here is my question: The lines from an article (author = aaa bbb) says: ...
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Requirement to cite recent literature

Recently I submitted my first paper to a philosophy journal and got a rejection. This is of course nothing unusual, but as someone with a STEM background, I was surprised by the reason for the ...
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Good style for frequent references to some paper

I have an document extending paper [A & B, 2000] On my work, I make many references to [A & B, 2000], some times several times on the same paragraphs as there is some need to compare both ...
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Why do some papers not have a DOI?

When I cite papers online, especially in Wikipedia pages, it is very convenient to use their DOI. However, some papers which I would like to cite (like this and that) have no DOI. Or at least, I ...
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Referencing equations in/from appendix

I am currently writing a thesis in which a lot of derivations are moved to the appendix. To make these derivations readable, I sometimes write sentences like "As we saw in equation X...", where ...
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Should I cite sources about a technology description?

I want to add some description of a technology (Node.js = server-side JavaScript) in my thesis. The description is about what exactly this technology is, how it works, what it can do etc. I want to ...
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Publishing a table that was published earlier in a different journal

I need to a include a table which contains the basic characteristics of study participants. However, in a related previous publication that dealt with a different hypothesis, the table was published. ...
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Research paper - translated plagiarism?

I'm writing a research paper in my native language, Serbian, on a specific electrical engineering and applied mathematics topic. Moreover, there are two published papers in English that hold much of ...
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Where to add citation when having several paragraphs from the same source(s)?

So, if I have three paragraphs, inspired and even having copied sections from the same source, do I add citation at the end of each paragraph or at the end of the third or where else?
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Correct way of referencing equations, figures and tables inline?

What is the correct way of referencing an equation, figure of table inline? I would currently say something like: It can be seen from Equation (11) that . . . or Inspection of Figure (3) ...
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Is it good practice/advisable to sum up passages from a reference into a few sentences in my own paper?

Of course, I would retain the for me important points, but omit the details. To the question in the title, I would like to add: If it is, how would it be best to point to that paper? Should I ...
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Is it proper to cite something when using it just as an example?

In academic writing, is it proper to cite something to provide it as an example of something else? For instance, we have lines like this in a number of our papers: Many research endeavors, ...
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Citing different web pages by the same author in APA

I have been looking through the APA handbook and I can't seem to find a binding advise on this. I have a couple of web pages in my reference list by the same author (a company), all without a date: ...
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Referencing assignments from past students

When working on an assignment (e.g. essay, report), is it allowable or ethical to reference (as in both "read" and "cite") previous students' submissions for that assignment? For example, the student ...
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How to properly cite Stack Exchange Questions/Answers in Theses/Dissertations/Publications [duplicate]

I've gotten the impression that generally people think that giving proper credit to those who answer questions on Stack Exchange communities is the ethical thing to do, which I agree with. The issue ...
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Copy pasting sentences from abstracts of other papers for describing related work

This topic has already been described to some extent, e.g. here: Is verbatim copying text with citation considered plagiarism? But I do no think that it has been completely discussed, especially in ...
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World map with academic works graded by relevance?

I remember of some article that was published in which the author showed a world map with circles that represented the number of articles published by country and their frequency in which a ...
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Can I use informal sources (particularly online sources)?

I know that typically, unpublished references (i.e. references not published in some journal, especially online resources) are highly discouraged. I'm working on a paper regarding Bluetooth LE ...
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Do I cite books that helped me indirectly?

I am writing my undergrad Bachelor's thesis in computational physics where I do C++ programming. In some C++ books, I read some things that were quite useful during programming, but they do not have a ...
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IEEE referencing : Acceptable reference format for personal work log

I’m writing an academic document and I can’t seem to find any specific mention of how to refer to a personal work log. Work logs are essentially to be published journals documenting what happened when ...
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How much can you trust a reference of a paper that is not available

It recently occurred to me that probably more often than it should happen, while reading someones paper, they see a reference to a different paper, and just use the reference without looking. In my ...
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Referencing specific files in source code in a dissertation

I am making a statement in my dissertation based on a comment written in the Linux kernel source code. I would like to be able to reference this comment. At least I would like to be able to name the ...
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Referencing A function used in a programming language

I am writing a paper, which in the application used a function from a programming language (in this case, it is OpenCV function canny edge detection). When is or is not appropriate to explain the ...
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Citing a Hollywood movie in a scientific paper

I realise this is a bit of a silly question, but I'm writing up a conference paper on a model that's named after a Hollywood movie. What is the appropriate way to cite the movie in the paper? Should ...
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Harvard Multiple authors- Alphabetical or not?

I apologise if I have missed this in the Harvard guidelines but I was wondering whether the order of multiple authors matters. For example a book by A Smith and A Jones. How should it be written: ...
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Referencing a Tapestry (History)

I would like to reference The Bayeux Tapestry for a paper. Guidelines state to use "standard footnotes" and doesn't dictate any particular system. The Tapestry is located in Bayeux, France and the ...
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Interviewing for tenure track jobs: When will the committee contact your references?

The title says it all. Does the committee typically contact your references (or request that reference letters be sent) a) before you phone interview b) after the phone interview but before the ...
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What kinds of reference letters sound best to letter readers?

Since I'm only starting my mathematical career, I've only ever requested letters from my advisers. So I was wondering what kinds of letters sound good to people reading reference letters? How does a ...
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When there are multiple ISBNs, which should be reported in a reference list?

Which ISBN number should I use in my literature list? I have for example used a book about Design Patterns for my thesis. But I found that books have two ISBN numbers. Which is prefered to use? ...
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How to reuse a figure from a patent? Is it free to reuse?

I recently came across a journal article that included and referenced a figure (photograph) from a US patent. I found the patent, and I would like to use the same figure, and I'm wondering who the ...
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What citation style is this? It has numeric reference, title in quotes, “Last, F.F.” name style

A style I'm required to follow, unfortunately unnamed: [1] Last, G.L., Loo, B.F., Mooo, C.C., “My wonderful title” Int. J. Heat Mass Transf., 32(19-21), pp. 234-245, (2001). [2] Moobar, ...
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Should references in the supplementary information be included in the main text?

I have been cutting some sections out of my article and moving them into the supplementary information section so my paper will fit within the journal's length requirements. However, some of the ...
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how to indicate citations from the same, long document at different pages

I am proofreading a grant from another researcher. This is going to be submitted to the NIH which follows AMA guidelines. A particular, long report is providing her several of the researcher's ...
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Applying for PhD while enrolled elsewhere

Im getting rejections from my phd applications and it is rather difficult - emotionally. So, I am doing a 2+3 programme in a non-US country at the moment and I will finish my masters in 4 months or ...
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How can I tell whether it is the volume or the issue number that is given?

If I'm reading a journal article for which the reference for example is stated as "Journal of Examples 3, 74-78 (2014)", how can I tell whether it's the volume or issue number that is given? In many ...
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How to reference a tool or a library in an article?

When using an online library, tool, framework or something similar, what is the proper way to reference it in an article? (I work in Computer Science). For example, I want to say that many popular ...
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How to responsibly apply for more than one PhD position?

My Master thesis is under review, may be it will finish in a week. I had a discussion with my thesis supervisor about a potential PhD position. He applied for a 1 year grant, with my name as student ...
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Is it acceptable to write a reference letter for yourself?

If a student needs a reference letter for graduate admissions or that sort of thing, some profs will ask the student to write a reference letter for themself before sending it off to the prof for ...
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Removing some citations between initial and final submission of paper

Is it considered bad practice or unethical to remove some references/citations between the initial paper submission and the final one? I submitted an 8-page conference paper, it got peer-reviewed, it ...
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What is a fast way to get the reference in a specific style?

For example, if I want to get the reference in APA, what web resources provide this style? I found a way through Refworks, but it requires several steps. Is there a faster way?