In my paper, I want to cite a paragraph from another paper that looks like this:

Universities are an ideal target for attackers because they have high bandwidth and open systems.“A university is not a high security area,” says Andreas Pfitzmann, professor for data security at the Technische Universität, Dresden.

How can I do that citation?

1 Answer 1


Normally, you would switch between double and single ticks for the outer and inner quotation, respectively.

Alternatively, for a quotation of the length you are showing, consider using a (slightly indented) quotation block.

I will look for some examples when I have a stable connection again.

Of course, you should also check the styleguide of your target venue, although in my experience, paper styleguides rarely mention such details/special cases.

  • Yes, i've never seen suck specific case... Thank you !
    – Auyer
    Jun 28, 2016 at 13:56

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