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I cited https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-52910-7.00027-1 in my thesis and my reference manager identified the reference as a book chapter, which makes sense, since it has the word book in the series title and the publication is called Chapter, a type of content that is typically found in books.

But on the other hand, it is published in a similar format to a journal, with volume, issue, abstract, etc. Is the difference merely semantic? Would both approaches be correct? Or should I stick to the type book section in my bibliography?

The main reason I am leaning towards journal article is that my referencing style includes the doi for journal articles but not for book sections.

  • For a thesis, consult your advisor, who may have an opinion. In general, however, consider what will better serve your reader. Does the context of the entire book add anything? – Buffy Nov 8 at 12:53
  • Thanks for the quick recommendation! In my thesis only the susceptibility to herpes encephalitis is relevant, not in the context of neurology, so no the rest of the book is not relevant. Or what did you mean exactly? – Michael Paul Nov 8 at 13:26
  • Take a look at the metadata converted to bibtex format: doi2bib.org/bib/10.1016/B978-0-444-52910-7.00027-1 – Wolfgang Bangerth Nov 8 at 14:42
  • @WolfgangBangerth cannot GET ? – Michael Paul Nov 9 at 11:24
  • @MichaelPaul -- what do you mean? When I click on the link, it shows me the record for the paper in question. But you can also just go to doi2bib.org and enter the DOI yourself. – Wolfgang Bangerth Nov 9 at 14:47

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