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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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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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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In Harvard style, must the year be in parentheses?

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 ...
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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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Making an offhand note in a citation

I noticed that a PDF link from a university course I used as a URL to cite doesn't open, unless it's opened from the course portal itself. Within my referencing of the source, I note which link to ...
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May I cite an unpublished exercise from a lecture?

In a mathematics thesis I am currently working on, I use a statement we proved in the exercise classes of a lecture I attended last year, but neither the exercises nor the lecture notes have been ...
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Citing a work authored by “A. Smith with B. Jones”

I have a book, for simplicity’s sake let’s say it’s written by “A. Smith with B. Jones”. Note the with, not and. This how the authorship is credited both on the cover and inside the book. This is ...
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Bibliography format with multiple citations from same book? (APA)

I'm writing a paper where I've included multiple citations from a book, each citation is not a direct quote from the text but rather a in-text citation. According to APA guidelines, these citations ...
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How do I cite an article with no page numbers and only a DOI number (APA format)?

I am writing an article that requires citations in APA format. As you may know, that format requires page numbers I am pulling quite a few articles from the journal of Remote Sensing (MDPI), which ...
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Harvard referencing: same year, same last name, same initials

This is a question about the Harvard referencing system. I've written a paper and cited two publications, each with a single author, both published in the same year. These authors are unrelated - ...
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How to correctly reference a supervisor who in the meantime got a doctorate

I completed one of my theses under the co-supervision of a (back then) PhD student. Said person has since completed his degree and is now officially "Dr. supervisor". Since I want to reference his ...
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Condensed citation of multiple GitHub issues

I have submitted around ~12 bug reports and want to cite this factoid in my paper. But I don't want to cite 12 different links for each GitHub issue. The links all have this common prefix: https://...
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Is there any reason not to use a shortDOI in an APA References section?

In the recently published seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, a change was made to the citation style guidelines to allow authors to use shortened URLs in the References section, ...
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How to cite a subsection of a book for IEEE

For example, we use pp. 4-7 for pages from 4 to 7 and ch. 2 for chapter 2, but how should we cite a subsection of a book when a chapter is divided into multiple subsections, e.g. 2.1, 2.2, ... in a ...
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Correctly formatting automatic APA 7th edition style citations in Word [closed]

I have Office 365 and in Microsoft Word which is updated to the latest edition. I could manually enter inline citations, but for speed and ease of citing, I have elected to use the automatic citation ...
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How to cite a paper which has been presented and included in proceedings but not yet published online?

I have submitted my paper to a conference A, where it has been presented and is included in the proceedings and is yet to be published online and would be completed in few months. How do I cite this ...
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How to cite an old paper?

My first article was accepted with minor revisions, one of them being the correction of a citation. This citation points to the first time the method I am improving was proposed, which was 1962. Here ...
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How to cite OER textbooks which have had the title and authors removed?

I would like to cite an OER (Open Educational Resources) book in a concise way. The book is available here. The online pdf of the book says Normally, the author and publisher would be credited ...
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Why are some highly-cited papers shown by Google Scholar arXiv preprints?

I found some papers somewhat related to my work, and, on Google Scholar, the citations are for the arXiv preprint, not a journal version of the paper. Why is this? The citations are in the thousands, ...
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How to cite an authorless report in JabRef/Bibtex

I am learning to use bibtex/jabref in the context of a literature review and would like to cite the following report: https://www.army.mil/e2/c/downloads/379567.pdf The report is compiled by the ...
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Choosing a short title for citing a journal article (humanities)

When citing a journal article using footnotes in the humanities (where of course particular journal styles will vary but in general Chicago Manual of Style is used), the proper format is to give the ...
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Citing a Datasheet or Technical document in IEEE style

I am working on a thesis in the Engineering field and I came across the problem of citing datasheets, technical documents, test reports, application notes, reference designs... that the manufacturers ...

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