Linked Questions

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Do I have to make someone coauthor if he/she solves a problem in StackExchange, asked by myself, which is later used in my paper? [duplicate]

Suppose, in my research (mathematical) I have a critical step that I need to solve, and, due to various reasons I cannot find decent answer to that step by myself or by contacting friends or ...
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How to cite an answer in StackExchange? [duplicate]

I will use this proof in manuscript. It is clearly plagiarism if I just write down the proof and do not cite the original content. However, how do I cite an answer in StackExchange? It is neither a ...
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Ethics of not referencing StackExchange in a publication? [duplicate]

So I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've been working on a publication proof (my first) of an interesting theorem. The issue is I've been using StackExchange (Mathematics) to answer some similar questions ...
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Citing Mathematical Proofs given on Math Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Good morning. I recently posted a question on Math Stack Exchange here and got a fantastic solution. The problem in question is one that I've had for some time, and both myself and research ...
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How should one acknowledge assistance received via sites like SE? [duplicate]

I have been working for some time on a paper that I hope to submit to a mathematics journal. Buried deep in the guts of the paper is a technical lemma that I struggled with for some time before ...
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Citing StackExchange vs. Account Privacy? [duplicate]

In the answer to this and similar questions it is recommended that you cite an idea or useful answer for your research work on StackExchange. Now, if you have asked a question requiring a walk-back ...
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What is the best way to cite people who help you on StackExchange? [duplicate]

Suppose you are doing a research project in math, and one of the people on MathOverflow gives you a key idea that helped you finish a proof of a theorem. Now you are writing this proof up and ...
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How should I cite StackOverflow questions in my term paper? [duplicate]

I'm working on a term paper for a CS course. I wish to add some stackoverflow answers as references, particularly when I used code from an answer. What's the format I should follow for this?
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Publishing results posted Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Recently, I asked a question on stack exchange, to check if something I am working on was already done. I myself could not find this specific thing, so I asked the community. Then, a discussion ...
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Is it acceptable to reference a stackexchange question in an academic paper? [duplicate]

Warning: kinda meta. In general, stackexchange is supposed to be a community for experts. To the extent that it succeeds, I feel discussions on SE sites might be worth citing in academic papers in ...
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How do I refer to (an answer to) (one's own) SE question with APA references? [duplicate]

I'm working on a paper about the Belousov-Zhabotinsky-reaction (a chemical oscillator). For that paper, I've asked a few questions on some StackExchange platforms, like history, mathematics and ...
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How to acknowledge a MathOverflow user?

I am writing a research paper. A small but important idea for the paper was found on MathOverflow. I know the real name of the user. I tried contacting him and offered him co-authorship, but I got no ...
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Asking a question in SE might be considered a breach of anonymity?

I find the SE sites, especially Math.SE, MathOverflow and CompSci.SE, extremely useful for solving specific problems I encounter during my research. But I have one concern: if I ask a question in an ...
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How to acknowledge ideas/clue/discussions on StackExchange?

Sometimes a thread on StackExchange could help your research. A technical problem, an inspiring discussion or even an idea. How can I acknowledge this kind of contribution? (considering that many ...
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When should I cite, if using code from Stack Overflow?

I already found a question handling the case if you got some information from Stack Exchange for my thesis. Unfortunately I did not find anything about the case that I get a solution (not necessarily ...

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