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How should I cite the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020?

If possible in BibTeX format.


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  • You cite it like anything else, by its title, author(s)/editor(s), etc.
    – N.I.
    Commented May 3, 2021 at 14:43

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You can either:

  1. Include this as a footnote.

  2. Use this website to generate website citations for the BibTeX generic citations.

The following is I generated for the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020.

@misc{stack overflow, 
      title={Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020},      
      url={https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2020}, 
      journal={Stack Overflow}
     }
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  • +50 (bounty). I think that website that generates BibTeX for webpages is cool, and I was hoping others would suggest more tools like that, but no one did, so I awarded the bounty exactly as I described in the bounty announcement.
    – Nik
    Commented Aug 23, 2021 at 18:04
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I believe you can

This gives:

@misc{stackoverflow_survey_2020,
    author={Stack {O}verflow},
    title = {Stack {O}verflow Developer Survey 2020},
    url = {https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2020/},
    abstract = {Nearly 65,000 took this comprehensive, annual survey of people who code. Demographics. Most loved, dreaded and wanted technologies. Salary and careers.},
    urldate = {2021-08-18},
    date    = {2020-05-27} 

}

Or, if you are using biblatex, you can use the online entry type:

@online{stackoverflow_survey_2020,
    author={Stack {O}verflow},
    title = {Stack {O}verflow Developer Survey 2020},
    url = {https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2020/},
    abstract = {Nearly 65,000 took this comprehensive, annual survey of people who code. Demographics. Most loved, dreaded and wanted technologies. Salary and careers.},
    urldate = {2021-08-18},
    date    = {2020-05-27} 
}
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  • Not a bad answer! I like the simplicity of the method suggested in the first answer: An online tool that automatically turns any URL into BibTeX format without any further work for the user to do!
    – Nik
    Commented Aug 18, 2021 at 21:35

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