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Questions tagged [citations]

Questions about when to cite a certain work, which work to cite, etc. For questions on formatting a given citation, use [citation-style].

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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 ...
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Citing multiple Github repositories with a single citation

I have reached the maximum paper length and already shortened everything as possible. I use 4 different github repositories, which I mention in my paper. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no room ...
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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 ...
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Publish more in less cited journals, or publish less in more cited journals?

Grad student just getting started here, this question popped in my head this morning when stumbling across a former colleague that has already published a lot but in journals with low h-indexes. ...
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How common is reference/citation padding?

I recently discovered a paper of mine (pure mathematics) has been cited by a paper in a very different field (an area of applied mathematics) that I have nothing to do with. The reference to my paper ...
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Why don't papers cite results within their references more specifically?

For example, An explicit formula for ___ has been derived in [1]. [1]: Alice and Bob, Journal of Academia StackExchange, Vol 1 Iss 1, 2016 Problem is, the paper cited could very well include ...
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Is relevant self-citation an effective way to promote your work?

This question was inspired by the confusing headline (now edited) for How should I respond to a reviewer's complaint about self-citation? Does self-citation actually promote your previous ...
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How should I respond to a reviewer's complaint about self-citation?

Recently, I submitted an article and got a response from a reviewer that I cited 6 of my own articles out of 44. The reviewer said that it’s a cheap act of self promotion. If I do not cite my own ...
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Graphing a paper's number of citations by year

The specific paper I'm interested in is Galton (1907), and one approach I worked out is to go to Galton's Google Scholar profile and then click on the paper in question, after which I can see the ...
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How to Use a Result Already Under Review in Another Paper?

This may apply to any mathematical scientists. I am working on a paper, which (as far as I can tell) needs a result that I obtained. The result needed is a part of another paper of mine that is ...
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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. ...
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How to use a case study in a literature review?

I am writing a literature review and I may need to include three case studies. What is the best way to go about it? Am I allowed to include the whole case study for the reader's review and then ...
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How to find references for known facts?

It occurs sometimes that I am in possession of a factoid for which I know all of the standard terminology and can express the factoid in that terminology, and also know that the factoid is prior ...
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Do I need to cite a source when defining terms?

In my research paper, I have set aside space to define terms (each having a bullet point). My confusion is how I go about defining these terms. Do I quote a dictionary, another research paper in the ...
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Should I mention in my thesis that a live demonstration motivated me to implement an algorithm instead of others?

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis, in which I compare different algorithms for solving a specific problem to each other. Since there are a lot of available published approaches, I did a ...
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Is a citation typically considered plural or singular in academia?

My question parallels that of https://english.stackexchange.com/q/99886/117318, which asks whether "Gamma et al." should be considered singular or plural for verb conjugation. The top and accepted ...
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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 ...
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How to cite this booklet/manual?

I am not sure how should I cite this concrete thing - https://www.credit-suisse.com/media/assets/corporate/docs/news-and-expertise/articles/2016/07/global-investor-2-15-en.pdf I am using bibtex, but ...
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Unpublished research similar to mine

I am a PhD student and I wrote a paper in the social sciences. The contribution of my paper is that it's the first non-North American analysis on the subject. There is a working paper I found online ...
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Could/Should I cite a paper that I am refereeing?

I'm reviewing the paper X related to the topic Y for a conference which is single-blind (in Computer Science). Also, I'm about to submit a paper to a different conference related to the same topic (...
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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 ...
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Arxiv Empty Bibliographic data [closed]

I have uploaded a paper to arxiv. It has several citations / references. However, when I look at the Bibliographic data, it is shown as empty.. Any hints of what could be wrong?
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Code plagiarism by teacher at renowned university [duplicate]

As a post-graduate student at a renowned university, I am supposed to make an assignment (see attached images) which is obviously inspired on this licensed scikit tutorial. Since the assignment (code)...
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How do I cite two quotes from the same author in one sentence in Harvard?

I'm citing different quotes/paraphrases with different pages by the same author in most of my sentences and paragraphs and need a way to properly cite them. For example: X argues that "blah blah blah"...
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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 ...
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How to cite that something is *not* on Wikipedia

I am presently writing an article about a certain class of discrete probability distributions, and I want to mention that the distribution is relatively obscure compared to other common distributions. ...
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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 ...
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Properly cite a document from the WHO assembly

I want to cite a document from this years WHO World Health Assembly. The document in question can be found by clicking on "Main Documents" on their page and then selecting the document with the title ...
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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)...
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How to get a book indexed by Google Scholar: How to upload to Google book search and what makes a book scholarly?

I have seen similar posts to this one, but none of which answer my specific questions. The google scholar help documentation states: Documents larger than 5MB, such as books and long dissertations,...
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import all references of a paper into a bibtex file

I have a paper that has say 100 references. I'd like to use a lot of them as references to a paper I'm writing, but it seems pretty laborious to go on each and everyone of them, search in google ...
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What is it called when authors trade citations?

Citation is one metric of researchers. That is why some of them lend citation to one another. For example, A writes a paper and cites B's work in it, and then B does the same for A, without the ...
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Cite NumPy in BibTex

How to cite NumPy in BibTex? The Scipy citing page recommends: Travis E, Oliphant. A guide to NumPy, USA: Trelgol Publishing, (2006). Is it correct to use: @Misc{numpy, author = {Travis ...
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How to decide on what citation format to use when writing on legal history?

I am an amateur historian who is considering writing a book about the history of Treason in the United States. I have a dilemma with how to format citations. The book, by nature of being history of ...
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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 ...
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Representing independent rediscoveries of a result in a survey paper

How to deal with multiple rediscoveries of the same result in a survey paper? The authors are seemingly unaware of each other. The first discovery is more than a decade old, yet people keep ...
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Are technical news websites acceptable as references in the introduction or motivation section?

So far I only use papers from ieee, nature, or other research publications. My supervisor suggested me to write more in motivational background part. I found tech news website like eejournal.com and ...
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How to properly cite when using most of the text verbatim

I'm currently teaching a calculus course and I want to create a project in which we analyse different population growth models using the tools we've learned so far. With this in mind I found a great ...
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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 ...
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Is it true that articles cited in Wikipedia get more citations?

It is famously known that “visibility” of an article influences its citation count. Is it true that articles cited in Wikipedia page get more academic citations?
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When summarizing my sources methodology for my literature review, must I add a citation?

My professor told me to critically summarize and evaluate each work (for its premise, methodology, and conclusion) I am including in my Literature Review. I understand that I should provide in-text ...
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Citation in examination

In a course, the professor sets an open book exam with the restriction that students can use only class notes and textbook in any electronic device(mobile, laptop, etc). In short, no internet during ...
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How are green OA publications cited?

Suppose one of my papers is published by journal A and I upload it in addition to my university repository B. When people cite this paper, would some cite the paper in A and some the one in B? Or is ...
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What kind of citing permission do I need for a research project (not a master thesis) report that I am writing?

In my master program, there is a so called Research Project worth 20 credits. This is done before the Master Thesis. Not all the publisher website provide "reuse for technical report" option for ...
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How to use an EndNote field as a condition and not show it? [closed]

I have the following problem. I would like to show a Language field at the end of a citation only if the reference has the Translate Title field. In another words: how to show Language field without ...
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Are there any citation managers that track author-specific affiliations?

I'm looking to clean up our citation database and would like to be able to record the institutions that authors are affiliated, especially in cases where a publication is reporting on a collaboration ...
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What can be done to possibly avoid corrupt practices in the blind peer review process?

During my short career as a researcher I observed a few seemingly unethical behaviors by Editors and Associate Editors: being asked to include a particular new author in order to be accepted being ...
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How to in-text cite a series of paper with nothing in between in APA?

E.g. Would it be OK if I write: The papers by Bechara, Damasio, Damasio, and Anderson (1994), Bechara, Damasio, Tranel, and Damasio (1997) and Bechara, Damasio, Damasio, and Lee (1999) shows that ......
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Cite a paper by DOI

I would like to cite a paper in the reference of my paper. However, the paper I want to cite is online published by a journal for the time being, and has not been assigned to an issue yet. If I cite ...
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Would it be OK to in-text cite a paper without mentioning the name and year explicitly in APA?

For example, would this be allowed in APA: Ohme, Reykowska, Wiener, and Choromanska (2009) showed...; in the next year, the same group of researchers conducted an experiment which also focused on ... ...