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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
46 views

In APA, do we italicize the names of wars and treaties?

For example, is it: the Korean War or the Korean War? the Treaty of Versailles or the Treaty of Versailles?
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Should I include all authors for in-text citation if I cite a source with three (or more) authors in a different chapter again?

According to this site, when you're using the APA reference style, if a source has 3-5 authors, all authors should be mentioned in the first in-text citation, while only the first author need to be ...
-2
votes
0answers
32 views

Citation and bibliography style for EMBO long term fellowship (2019)

I am writing an application for EMBO long term fellowship. As of 2019, they have the following criteria: FORMATTING GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCES: (i) Include the complete list of authors followed ...
3
votes
1answer
136 views

Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

What is the IEEE style for a translated quotation?

I am writing my thesis in french but most of the references I have are in english. Sometimes, I would like to incorporate a direct quotation into a sentence but since my text is in another language, ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Chicago manual of style block quote reference placement

In the Chicago manual of style Author-Date format, what is the preferred way to place the reference to a block quote, if the author name is mentioned in the text. As Smith (2000, 3) wrote about this ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Changing citation reference systems

I am writing a research paper for the first time and I submitted my paper to a journal, in which the references in my paper were addressed in parentheses, as follows: ".....be preferentially located ...
1
vote
4answers
103 views

How to have a system of referencing citations so that it is short and well-styled

I am familiar with writing the citation part (in different styles). However, I have typically just used superscripts like Wikipedia to reference the citation, like this[1] sort of thing. I would like ...
5
votes
0answers
112 views

Why/how APA was chosen as a standard for many fields?

My background is in mathematics where we write papers to the style guide of the particular journal, often similar to that of the largest organizations like the AMS or the MAA. I was a little ...
3
votes
2answers
90 views

How important is it to note, in a citation, where a book/paper was published?

Citation systems often specify writing down the location (e.g. London) that a book/paper was published, how important is this, and if it is important, then why is writing down the publisher/journal ...
2
votes
2answers
93 views

How to cite primary source first found in secondary source?

I have the following situation (I am in the humanities): I am writing a paper. In that paper, I several times cite a particular scholar's book. Now, in that book, this scholar cites (not quotes) a ...
2
votes
2answers
45 views

How do you properly cite an advertisement from a website online in APA formatting?

I can't find an answer to this question anywhere. How do you properly cite an advertisement from a website online in APA formatting? Is it just: Company. (Year, Month Day of Ad Retrieval). Ad ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Multiple references to the same author but without a date

In a thesis using the “(Author, Year)” citation style a problem arises when the date is missing. Then Citavi for Word just writes “(Author)”. Now in case that there are several undated sources from ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

What's the proper way to (APA) reference a settlement agreement?

I want to reference an exhibit from the following document (it's been split into separate parts): Exhibits: https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement%20Exhibits....
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Speech Versus Quotation Marks for Interview/Video Data (Chicago Style, British English)

I'm using British English and Chicago style guide. I'm quoting a mixture of interview data, and data from videos available on the net, as well as academic literature. I know obviously the academic ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

APA Citation of Website With No Author Mentioned

I get conflicting information about APA website citations from different sources. What is the best way to cite website documentation in APA style? For example, if I want to cite an announcement ...
-1
votes
3answers
119 views

Order of references

What is the standard way for citation in research paper and journals? In the paper: This result3 is cited from [3]. This result1 is cited from [1]. This result4 is cited from [4]. This ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How to cite ebooks that have no pagination in intext cittion in MLA7?

I'm writing my dissertation and the novel I'm working on is an ebook. I tried looking for the paperback, but the English version is not available in my country. I tried checking on the web but all ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

CMoS author-date in-text year placement with title

In the Chicago Manual of Style author-date system, if I give the title of a work explicitly in the text, does the year come after the author or after the title? In John Doe's (2010) I Love my ...
3
votes
1answer
160 views

References must be cited vs. need not be cited

In reviewing publishing guidelines prior to submission to a journal, it is listed that "References need not be cited in text." This is also listed in the style guide for the associated professional ...
5
votes
5answers
268 views

How to interpret the french terms cahier and tome in citation

I want to reference a 19th century french journal paper, which appears in vingt-quatrieme cahier, tome XV, of the Journal de l’École polytechnique. The journal front page lists them in that order: ...
6
votes
1answer
219 views

Is it acceptable to include a paper in the reference list but not cite it in text?

A paper (quite) related to some work my coauthors and I have recently appeared as a preprint. This paper cites ours; however, it does not do so in the body of the paper (intro, proofs, etc.), but only ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Should proceedings titles and conference names be capitalized in APA?

Recently, a publisher sent back a paper because of capitalization issues in my references. Now I am trying to following APA closely and fixing everything. I just now found out that only journal titles ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Chicago Citation - Notes between Sources in Footnotes

Would this be the correct usage in Chicago note style? [1] Smith, My New Book, chap. 2, especially pages 32–36, 41; Rogers, Really Important Text, 117. The reason I ask is the usage of 'pages' in ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSNs) in References (APA style)?

Question When, if ever, do you include an ISSN in a references entry; and if you do, then in what form to comply with APA style? Background International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSNs) are used to ...
3
votes
2answers
168 views

Do we cite authors or papers when using author/year citations?

Numbered citations In my field, we usually use only numbered citations, e.g. As shown in [1], the sky is blue. This means that we obviously refer to a certain the paper (which can be found under [...
0
votes
2answers
130 views

Is there a citation style with just the first author's last name, and year

Is there citation style that only cites it as (FirstAuthorLastName,year) that can be downloaded as a .csl file and incorporated into mendeley/readcube. However a simple nature style [1] is too short. ...
0
votes
1answer
139 views

Mendeley Harvard reference format

Does anyone know where I can find a correct Harvard reference format to upload on Mendeley Desktop and use it with the Mendeley Word plug-in? It seems that the ones available are not correct. Thanks
2
votes
2answers
84 views

Article: Author information when occupation has changed [duplicate]

I'm currently the main author of a paper. The work was performed when I was working at university X. However, I will start at a new university Y in one month, and the conference I'm presenting the ...
0
votes
2answers
103 views

How to cite a paper as shortened first author name and year [Ste2002]? [closed]

The way I'd like to cite papers in my work is 3 characters of the last name of the first author + year of publication without spaces, 'et al.' and comas. I'd like to use Citavi, as it has convenient ...
3
votes
1answer
84 views

Should I include the country when citing government agencies in APA?

I use APA citation style. When I cite a government agency as the author or publisher of a work, should I include "United States", "U.S.", or omit the country entirely? Is it ever appropriate to ...
2
votes
2answers
169 views

Leave quotations in original (bad) English or edit?

I am editing a thesis and the writer has quoted from many interviews with non-native English speakers. I'm wondering whether it is correct practice to leave the quotations as is, or perhaps use (sic), ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

Citing a Book Chapter where the book is not yet published, and the bibliographic details are not known

I'm trying to reference a book chapter (I have the title for this). But the book's title is not yet confirmed and neither is the order of the chapters, or the size of the book (meaning page numbers ...
22
votes
2answers
510 views

Why do citations in physics journals leave out the article title?

I'm not a physicist but I read the occasional physics paper. Coming from another discipline I find it odd that most article references in physics journals leave out the article title - this seems like ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

Visited website on different dates - apa style

Ray, B. (2018, June 25). NB-IoT vs. LoRa vs. Sigfox. Retrieved January 4, 2019, from https://www.link-labs.com/blog/nb-iot-vs-lora-vs-sigfox In the source reference of my paper I refer to a website. ...
2
votes
1answer
142 views

How to cite a book when both the first and the latest editions' years matter?

I want to cite a proof appearing in the book from 1982. The thing is, the book has a newer edition from 2002; but at the same time, it's important for me to indicate the result is from 1982. On the ...
1
vote
2answers
169 views

How do you cite a paper that you found online?

I found this paper online and would like to cite it. I've looked up the rules for citing conference papers, but this is not a conference paper. It's also not a book and not a website and not an essay. ...
1
vote
3answers
87 views

Which year do I use for an in-text APA citation?

The first year is when the data was collected: 2013 The second year is when the paper was written: 2015 The third year is when the paper was published: 2017 "In total, 121 women and 61 men completed ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Does a reference to a work inside a footnote have to be in the bibliography?

If in a footnote I write something like, "For more on the debate, see... so and so" Does that work I referenced in the footnote go on the bibliography page even if I did not reference this work ...
-1
votes
1answer
111 views

Is citation required when googling a short answer?

I was writing a research paper that required me to use quotes and cite the websites/databases those quotes came from. Later, I needed some quick stats, so I googled them. I only used the numbers and ...
1
vote
2answers
115 views

Acknowledging data sources used for creating an image

For a conference paper, I created an image compiling data from multiple sources. What is the correct format for acknowledging the sources? Map showing road condition (Data source: Esri, OpenStreetMap)...
3
votes
1answer
59 views

Citing summaries of many sources

I am working on a "Handbook" on a technical topic I am personally interested in and I also need for work. To back up statements and provide reputable sources I try to cite everything even though it ...
0
votes
2answers
104 views

Is there any guidance on how to properly cite when using the alphabetic style from BiBLaTeX?

I am looking for some specifications on how to use the alphabetic style for citing properly. I know that there are different solutions and that this is highly related to personal preference or ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Citation format for Editor's Response

I have a question about citation format. I would like to cite the comments by the editor at the beginning of a "Letters to the editor" section from Mathematics Magazine's October 1995 issue. (Not ...
6
votes
1answer
209 views

How to cite in text a citation translated by me

Thats the question. I'm writing a paper in Spanish and I need to cite (APA) several citations in Spanish of books written in English that doesn't have translated versions. My reviewer is telling me ...
0
votes
1answer
301 views

Harvard Referencing for Webinars

I want to cite a webinar in the Harvard citation style. I have found many websites talk about website referencing but could not find anything about webinars! How do you do that?
8
votes
1answer
996 views

Conference held in year X, proceedings published in X+2 - which to use?

A certain conference was held on year X, but its proceedings were published in print in year X+2. When I cite an article submitted to that conference (which I read in the published proceedings) - how ...
3
votes
0answers
67 views

Advantages of different citation styles?

I find it hard to find a comprehensive overview about what kind of citation styles there are, and what should be taken into consideration to choose one. It seems to me that the most important ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

How to Cite an IGO Document in Chicago style

I need to create citation for this document https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/countering-hybrid-warfare-project-understanding-hybrid-warfare It appears that it is developed by an entity ...
2
votes
2answers
260 views

How to cite a working paper, preprint, or manuscript?

I am wondering how I can cite a preprint (likewise a working paper, or a manuscript) which I am not supposed to officially archive because of a longer double-blind review process with an anonymized ...