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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How to cite (results of) a competition held in conference venue?

I want to cite results of a competition that is held in a conference venue. I've seen a related question here of citing Kaggle competition results. An answer suggested to do general citation because ...
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Citation for articles when the issue is not paginated continuously

In the last decade, an increasing number of online journals have begun publishing issues where the articles are all paginated independently. PLoS One is probably the best known, but several ...
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What reference type to use in EndNote to cite GitHub resources and how to cite

What reference type should I use in EndNote to cite a GitHub resource? And how do I cite the resource in the fields used in EndNote for the specific reference type?
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What is the proper way to format citations for a section of notes on a single source?

I am writing my math thesis, and I have several sections that are primarily notes based on one source. As it is now, at the beginning of these sections I have "The theorems and definitions from ...
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How to cite an article found on a webpage

I would like to cite the following pdf found in a website online in a personal article I'm working on: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/doc/texlive-doc/latex/base/encguide.pdf As you can see this ...
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How to cite this article composed of sections, each written by different authors?

I have a question about citing this article. In case you cannot access it, it is composed of different sections, each written by a different author. I would like to refer to one of the sections in ...
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How to cite guide that doesn't have a year?

I have to cite this guide in one of my papers using the APA citation style. How to cite it inline? Zotero is inserting the citation like "(Tingley et al., n.d.)" because it doesn't have a ...
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How to cite from a website using Mendeley properly?

Today I try to cite the news about the first person getting vaccinated all over the world from this link. When I used the Mendeley extension from Google Chrome to cite the article in my word document, ...
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A few questions about properly citing resources according to the APA format

I recently finished writing a monograph but I am having some slight misunderstandings about how to properly cite the resources I used. When mentioning the source of figures, should I write the author'...
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Why is the reference style inconsistent in a published paper?

I found a paper in a top journal in my area here. I have a question regarding the inconsistency in citation displaying. For example, somewhere they use (author year), somewhere they use author (year) ...
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How should I cite an executive order in a paper?

I want to cite this president action. How do I properly cite this source in a paper? I cannot use Mendeley to cite directly, and in the papers’ cases, Mendeley did all the work.
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Citing online journal papers for Master's Class Research Project

I am doing my masters in energy systems engineering. Whenever I cite a scientific paper that I found online, I include the link where I got it and date accessed in the citation, as well as the DOI, ...
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Which style guides, if any, recommend using "ms" to cite unpublished manuscripts?

I've come across papers in which an author cites an unpublished manuscript by listing the author's name followed by "ms" enclosed in parentheses. So, for example: As Surname (ms) points out,...
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Does APA style use parentheses to differentiate between names for works versus names for authors?

I am in the process of conforming a paper to the APA style guide. However, I recently came across submission guidelines for an academic journal, and the following distinction stood out to me: If you ...
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Citing article with number AND issue

I stumbled over some journal which uses, next to volumes, numbers AND issues. I am wondering how one cites articles in this journal. For example, if some article is contained in a journal having only ...
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Omitting part of a word to syntactically fit it in a sentence

How do I make an in-text citation in APA for a quote which I need to syntactically fit it in a sentence. If, for instance, the original words are "explains how it works", what change(s) do I ...
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Citing a Matlab live script

How do I cite or reference Matlab live script? I want to cite/reference a Matlab live script that is published on my university's homepage. How to do that correctly? The script has a detailed ...
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How do I use examples from someone else's book in my thesis (APA style 7th edition)?

I am writing my first Linguistic thesis and am struggling with a question I can't find an answer to. Since it is a Linguistic paper I need some word and abbreviation examples, which are provided by ...
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What are the citation styles used in these articles? [closed]

I am a CS student, and journals I think of submitting my article to recommend to use IEEE, ACM or APA on their websites. However, I read some of their articles and in their references, the do not use ...
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Chicago Manual of Style - notes in footnotes

When using Chicago Style Footnote can other notes (i.e. asides and not references) be used in the footnotes as well or should footnotes be kept exclusively for the references? If mixed (references ...
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Do Taylor & Francis publications have article numbers that are hidden but can be found?

[[This post has been retitled once and edited twice. This is the second edit. The original post had a sample reference that was faulty for purposes of having the question answered. For this edit, I ...
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How to I cite from one source with some additional information from other sources in APA?

I have a brief section in my thesis that is pretty much entirely a paraphrase from a single source, but with a few additional pieces of information from other sources. Would it be APA-compliant to ...
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Where should I place the citation in this sentence?

I have the following sentence, where the citation refers to the first part of the sentence. Because of how it appears in the formatting of my paper, and how it reads, I would like to have the citation ...
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Will getting the citation format minorly incorrect cost me?

I recently submitted a graded essay with the Harvard citation format and did not know that for single authored papers, the in-text citation follows as Last Name (Year) when starting a sentence or ...
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How to cite a spoken quote?

I have a quote spoken by a person in an interview, how do I cite it? Chinua Achebe, the prominent Nigerian novelist and essayist who died on Thursday, said in a 1994 interview with the Paris Review, &...
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Sensible rules for forming acronyms for publications in references

Personally, I prefer numbering references and citing them in the text by something like see A. Miller and P. Smith [13] for further details or see Miller–Smith [13] for further details However, some ...
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Citation for trade paperback edition in APA 7

I've been looking at the online guidance from APA (and others) for how to handle editions of the text other than the first. In particular, using the guidance here: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-...
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Citation of a book chapter that was put online

I am trying to cite, using the ACS format, https://www.intechopen.com/books/cancer-causing-substances/heavy-metals-and-cancer, but I don't know whether it is considered a book or ebook chapter. How am ...
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How to cite a company that gave the data and formulated a problem to be solved in a competition?

So recently there was a data science competition and we learned and made a good algorithm which can be published as a case study. So how can I cite the Data source and the really good score metric ...
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Latin abbreviation for "see there"

I am writing a paper and want to reference another source. In academic Hebrew, this would be said using the abbreviations for, "See (source)" or "as explained in (source), see there&...
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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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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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