Three papers on a new technique came out at almost the same time. They are all similar and introduce a new method that I use in my research by providing a range of examples of that technique.
Below are the dates the journals record it as received, accepted, first available online, and then the year of the official citation.
Paper# Received Accepted Available Citation Yr. P1 2011-11-29 2012-06-21 2012-08-11 2012 P2 2011-12-12 2012-11-01 2012-11-08 2013 P3 2012-01-09 2012-08-30 2012-09-05 2012
- By order received: P1, P2, P3
- By order accepted: P1, P3, P2
- By citation year: (P1 P3), P2
Q: Should I cite all of them? I assume so. In which case, which order?
I would like to cite all three, since all are in reputable journals and their submission dates were so close that I assume all three did independent work and are deserving of a proper citation. I am not sure what order to cite them in.