Questions tagged [citation-style]

On the syntax and formatting of citations and reference lists according to a particular style guide (e.g., Chicago, MLA, IEEE, APA) or in general.

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In-text citations - First and subsequent citations - AMA

Am new to writing research article. While I am following the guidelines here Am I right to understand that whenever we refer to a source, we cite them in-text. Let's say my paragraph has 100 lines. I ...
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Using Cambridge's “short-title reference system”

Does anyone have experience using the Cambridge UP's "short-title reference system" or even just know of a work that uses it. I'm copy-editing for some extra cash but the style guide they ...
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Does this citation style have a name?

I was asked to turn a set of references into the following citation format: [Qin2014] Z. Qin, G. Denker, C. Giannelli, P. Bellavista and N. Venkatasubramanian, “A software defined networking ...
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How do I cite an equation that has a typo in the source?

I want to cite an equation in my thesis that has a minor typo in the cited source (the wrong letter is used for an index). How should I do that? Can I simply correct the typo in my paper without ...
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In ACM in-text citations, should the first citation to a given source include anything except a number enclosed in brackets?

For example, suppose I am citing Dr. John Doe's Pie Are Round, Pi Are Not Square: Digitally Representing Double Entendres from Natural Languages for the first time in my paper. Which of the following ...
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ACM in-text citations for specific locations in a lengthy referenced work?

I'm using the ACM citation style format for my paper. In the text of that paper, I wish to cite particular passages in a 50-page reference, so the reader will not have to wade through the entire ...
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Cite appendix from guest author (APA)

I need to cite the appendix of a book that I already cited somewhere else in my paper, but the appendix was written by a guest author whose name is not among the author names of the book. Does this ...
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When the title of an article is printed differently in the front/back matter versus the first page, which should be used for citing the article?

I wish to cite a research paper by B. L. van der Waerden from 1928 that is titled (very) slightly differently in the front/back matter of the journal versus the first page of the article: in the front/...
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Citing papers in Statement of purpose

I am citing papers in Statement of Purpose. I am only using - "first author et al". instead of the recommend cite as per the paper's norms. Would that be okay or should I just use the normal ...
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Do I mention that a paper in mathematics is a “Short Communication” or “Note” or “Research Article” when citing it?

Apologies in advance for a possibly naive question. When I search for literature relevant to my research work, I come across articles that are published variously as either a "Short Communication&...
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Should we allow reuse a image in a publication as long as it is properly cited and noted?

Sometimes it is easier for the reader to understand a image if it is reused, even in the same publication. Just like we sometimes need to go back to a slide when doing a presentation. What is the ...
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Wrong publishing date [closed]

Hej I´ve just got a new scientific paper published and have discovered that it is wrong publication year Thies-Lagergren, L., Kvist, L. J., Gottvall, K., & Jangsten, E. (1920). A Swedish register-...
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How to cite online articles that don't have a publication date?

I am very new to the ordeal of incorporating citations into my work, but I'm working on a project for school, and in it, I'm using the APA 6th citation format. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/...
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Two authors with same name – multiple author citations

I'm formatting a paper right now and there are two authors with the surname "Moran". I know that the usual way of going about that is to add the initial to each citation (J. Moran 2015; D. ...
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CMS citations: complete page numbers for serialized works

When citing a novel that was originally serialized in a journal (Dickens, for instance), one usually does not give complete pagination of all installments individually. But the issue may arise, if for ...
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How should I cite the ministry in my own country in APA?

In my research paper, I have cite from a curriculum published by the Ministry of Education in my country. Should I cite the name of the ministry in my own language (i.e. Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı; MEB as ...
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Can I upload a national report which I reference in a paper to a preprint server so it has a permanent location and/or DOI rather than a URL?

I recently wrote an editorial article which referenced several national (UK) reports. These are typically freely available as pdf files online via institutions like the British Medical Association, ...
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How do I reference/cite a figure created specially for me by someone else?

A friend of mine helped to created figures shown in my thesis. I know that you do not need te reference figures created yourself. (How) am I supposed to give credits to my friend? Is there a special ...
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APA format - hyperlinking the citation rather than providing a separate URL

I'm at my page length maximum for my APA-style references section. Beyond using Bitly to shorten URLs, can I simply hyperlink my entire citation rather than wasting space with a following URL? Example:...
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Changing the indexing on IEEE style citations on a Microsoft Word document [closed]

I have referenced a source on Microsoft Word 2016 using the IEEE style like so: [1] C. Petzold, Code - The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, 1st ed., B. Ryan, K. Atkins and J. ...
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How to cite a drug name in AMA Style journal article?

In my paper, I have used a drug name called Metformin. But I received a comment from Editor to cite the drug name. May I know how can I cite the drug name in AMA style? There could be multiple ...
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Can the “and” word be replaced by the ampersand, “&”, in citations with IEEE style?

Can the "and" word be replaced by the ampersand "&" in citations with IEEE style? I have searched for an answer to this question online but I did not find anything so far.
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Citing a short story within a collection within another collection

Its collections all the way down today. I am usually pretty sure about my works cited pages, but I just ran into something that has me stumped. I am citing "Araby" from James Joyce's ...
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How to cite/credit a photograph using Turabian?

I contacted some owner of some historical photographs and obtained permission to use them in my work. They asked I put a line under the photograph to indicate simply author and photo number (they have ...
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Citation of Reports from Environmental Agency [closed]

I need to cite a report from different Agencies. I have never cited a report before, and on the Internet, I only found how to cite papers, books, or theses. Can anyone give me a good example or help ...
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A paper is published in a book, conference and its proceedings, should I cite it as book, conference or conference proceeding paper?

I use Mendeley reference manager and sometimes import articles from browser to my Mendeley Library using browser extension. Import is totally fine but I am having two confusions after importing: Some ...
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Reviewers comments refer to last (senior) author

I have recently received my first manuscript back for major revisions and found one of the reviewers comments strange. Within the comments the reviewer refers to the paper as "Author D et al's ...
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Referencing - Harvard Australian Government Publishing Service Style and Abbreviations

I'm working on my dissertation with the University of Sydney and need to use Harvard Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS) referencing. I'm assuming that the below question will be ...
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Citation Style (CSL) with angular quotation marks?

I'm writing a chapter to go in a book produced in South America, and they want us to use angular quotation marks. Two example formats I have look like: Klaveren, Alberto van. «Doscientos años de la ...
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Is it okay to cite a supplemental attachment when referencing a previously published technique or method? (advanced materials and surface science)

The thorough answer to Roadmap and possible pitfalls for a first-time software author to publish a paper on a Python package? covers the issue nicely, and it's not yet clear if in my case this paper ...
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How to cite an entire section I rephrased from a book using APA style?

Let us say that I'm summarizing a chapter from a book. I'm rephrasing an entire section, let us say that the section is about scheduling algorithms which are taken from operating systems concepts book....
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AMS Citation Style - No date

When including a reference in your bibliography, and the source has no publication date, how should this be indicated in the AMS (American Mathematical Society) citation style? Is it "n.d." ...
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Author-Date style with Mendeley citation manager

I have recently started using Mendeley Desktop with Microsoft Word. I am using the Author-Date style of citation and have encountered some difficulties. I'm hoping someone has a solution. Here are the ...
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different online Harvard citation styles

I read some Academia questions, such as this one, but I'm still wondering about the preference of the following similar, but slightly different formats: Option 1 Cillizza, C. (2020). The absolutely ...
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How does one Harvard-style reference borrowed computer code?

I'm writing an academic (working) paper, and in the appendix I display a short program I wrote in Stata, a program used for statistical analysis. I wanted to highlight the syntax with colours, so I ...
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How do you refer to foreign titles in APA6?

I'm familiar with the example for when I am citing a part of a foreign source but I have questions about referring to foreign titled work. I have written papers before in MLA, but I am required to ...
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(APA) Citations for figures I created with existing data (An Egotistical Dilemma)

Context: I'm working on a paper in APA style. I created two scatterplots on my own using code I wrote in R. However, the actual raw data represented comes from a source in my references. Issue: I feel ...
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How do I cite — in APA style — a Creative Commons licensed image retrieved from Wikimedia Commons?

Suppose I wish to use this image in my paper: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Standing_white_tiger.jpg +--------------+ | | | IMAGE HERE | | | +--------------+ ...
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How should I cite an open letter with a large number of signatories?

When citing an open letter, is it appropriate to cite all of the signatories as authors? I would like to cite the following open letter: Dear Oprah Winfrey: 142 Writers Ask You to Reconsider American ...
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What are “advance articles” and how to cite them?

I noticed some journals are publishing advance articles that are not part of a published volume (i.e. https://academic.oup.com/isr/advance-articles). I am a bit confused in regards to what is the ...
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Is it correct to use citations as nouns for scientific papers, such as dissertations of articles?

Which of these two is better accepted, or preferred, for scientific papers? THIS The model detaches the calculation of the vertical velocity from the equations system, and focuses on the longitudinal ...
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Citation: How To Cite a Book in ACM Style With Multiple Cities?

I need to cite from the "Gang of Four" book, but the title page has fourteen cities listed. I have found information about APA and MLA styles regarding this, but how do I cite a book with ...
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How to cite the same author multiples times in IEEE style?

For example: According to Smith [5]... For the second reference to the same author, would I write the following: [5] argues that... Is it appropriate to begin a sentence with a bracket? Can ...
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Citation Style Language (CSL) style for resume / CV

I have my own publications on Zotero, and would like a convenient way to export these references directly to my resume/CV so I only have to update them once. Is there a CSL style that can generate ...
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Harvard referencing bibliography - must the year be in brackets?

Almost all Harvard referencing resources seem to teach that the reference in the list or bibliography should be: Name, I. (2020). Title in italics. Place: Publisher. However, Microsoft Word formats it ...
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Do I need to cite the source every time I paraphrase in this particular project paper?

This is my first question in this forum and although I have gained a lot of information about proper citation from the web, I am still confused in this case. We are assigned a task by college to make ...
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Do I need footnotes in a Foreword if I cite something?

Dear Colleagues and Stack Exchange Readers, Hello. I am writing a Foreword for a colleague's scholarly monograph. I would like to quote from one of my own books, as well as from the recent memoir of ...
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Cite Repository in manuscript: GitHub link “https://github.com/User/Code” VS zenodo link

I come with a simple question. I need to cite my GitHub repository on my manuscript, and so far I have been inserting both my GitHub link such as https://github.com/User/Code, and the doi with ...
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Same citation in multiple paragraphs (undergrad paper) [duplicate]

What I currently have is: paragraph 1 paragraph 2 paragraph 3 [1]. With that I want to show that I am citing all 3 paragraphs from the same source. But appearently this is not right. Is it enough ...
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How to cite two different studies by the same author?

Per AMA style, what is the proper way to cite two different studies by the same author? I am currently using the numeric superscripts to denote which study it is. However, the paper is a critical ...

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