I have recently submitted my thesis but there are some citation errors [?]. I am really in a disaster and cant sleep properly. I think I will get sick soon. What should I do? Can anyone guide me? Do I contact with my supervisor?

  • Did you check the label of the citation ?
    – Nobody
    Aug 19, 2023 at 4:21
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    This kind of thing is not handled in the same way in all places, so you've got to ask somebody in your department, optimally your supervisor. Aug 19, 2023 at 10:52
  • Most importantly I can not edit now because it was final printed version. So I am hoping I will fail due to this. Should I still contact with my supervisor?
    – danob don
    Aug 20, 2023 at 1:51
  • You have not answered my question yet. Was it due to a simple typo or something else ? If it was a simple typo, I think everyone would understand, I don't think you will fail the exam. However, if it was something more serious, it will depend on your exam committee. You need to be ready to explain to them what really happened.
    – Nobody
    Aug 20, 2023 at 4:20
  • hi@Nobody sorry not to give the answer..yeah it was a typing error and thats why its appear[?].... later i have corrected. yeah it was serious but i was not. So i have to get this consequence if i fail.
    – danob don
    Aug 20, 2023 at 4:26

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I am assuming you have submitted your thesis for examination, and noticed some errors. An unresolved citation is not going to kill your thesis. You will have a chance to fix any errors at a later date.

  • Thanks for your answer. This was the printed final version of my thesis and submitted to the exam office..do not know what will happen now...cant edit anymore
    – danob don
    Aug 19, 2023 at 5:24
  • Have a look at the examination process of your university.
    – VitaminE
    Aug 19, 2023 at 8:22
  • yeah no way to edit..
    – danob don
    Aug 19, 2023 at 8:24
  • What I mean is that once your thesis returned from examination, you will be able to edit. It is normal that you won't be able to edit during the examination process.
    – VitaminE
    Aug 19, 2023 at 10:40
  • may i fail with this citation error?
    – danob don
    Aug 19, 2023 at 10:47

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