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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How to quote sources in multiple languages in a list of references with APA (and MLA)

The APA Manual of Style covers in detail the issues associated with translating references into other languages. However, it fails to give any answer to my question (just as any resources I have been ...
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Which could be considered an appropriate number of self-citations?

I am currently writing a paper that cites other works authored by me. I was wondering which percentage of self-citations is recommendable in a journal paper.
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Is it appropriate to “cite” random conversations as the inspiration for a research direction?

In my research internship report, I'm mentioning a successful deep learning experiment. I performed it because another researcher told me it gave them good results for a similar problem. I need to ...
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Listing authors who cite me

While looking for good independent recommenders I found myself in need of a tool that can automatically compose a list of names that have cited my papers. Yes there are many ways to find out which &...
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How should I fix the problem of two part surname taken as middle name by google scholar?

I recently published my first paper in a conference proceedings (CogSci2020). Before submitting I was struggling how to give my name. My name is: First: [Alireza] Last: [Mahmoudi Kamelabad] The two ...
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What is the proper way of referencing journals, as opposed to papers within journals?

I am wondering how to reference a journal (not a paper published in that journal, nor even an edition of that journal). Ought I to give a formal citation or is it enough to name that journal in the ...
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Citing one paper in consecutive paragraphs in a thesis

I dedicated one subsection of my thesis to a very new topic from a 2020 paper so I had only one reference. I wrote the subsection in this way: paragraph 1: Introduction to the concept of X and the ...
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Is there a way to see which papers have used a particular R package?

I'm a new user of an R package (tidy text mining) and I'd like to see what papers have used this package as examples for the kind of things I can do with it. Is there a way to do this?
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Are separate essays in a single volume (on a single subject) considered “the same source”?

This came up in a paper recently submitted and commented on by the tutor. The paper relied on, and separately referenced, multiple separately authored essays in a single volume ("edited by...&...
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MLA Referencing: How do I cite in text repeated sources where there are no page numbers

When referencing in text sources from the same author, you can just cite the page numbers for subsequent sources as long as they are not interrupted. However what do you do when you are citing ...
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How to deal with blinding when the new paper is a continuation of one's own prior research? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper (P1) which went through peer review and got published. The paper introduced a new graphical user interface (GUI) primitive. I then wrote P2, which extends P1, turning it into a new ...
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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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How do I cite CVPR workshop conference “short” paper?

CVPR doesn't add workshop "short papers" into the proceedings, but they have uploaded all of it onto a github.io repo. How do I cite this when it's not in proceedings?
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Formalities for video submitted with paper?

A conference mentions "Supplementary material (images, video, etc.) may optionally be submitted with papers, must be submitted as a single zip file and be no larger than 100MB.". So along ...
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Is there an online engine like Google Scholar which allows me to sort the papers by citation count?

I could not find a way of sorting the list of relevant publications on Google Scholar on the number of citations. It would help a lot as I prefer to start reading well-cited references before moving ...
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Import RIS from zotero to Mendeley while maintaining folder structure

I am trying to export my Zotero library and importing into Mendeley. However, I would like to preserve the folder structure. I cannot seem to do it. Is this possible?
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Proper way of including pictures into the Master's thesis [duplicate]

I'm doing mathematics and my thesis consists mainly of understanding and elaborating couple of articles, writing clearly everything down, and possibly including a little of my own original work at the ...
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First published date vs Issue date: Which do I cite? [duplicate]

I need to cite this paper https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1088868311417243 . However the year it was first published (2011) and the year it was published in an issue (2012) are different. ...
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Should we add reference of achievement awarded to a project in the final project report?

My project received the third prize as part of the open project fair hosted by the entrepreneurship cell of my institution. Is it good to add any kind of acknowledgement or reference to this ...
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How to cite a github repository that I used for data collection (research paper) [duplicate]

I am working on a research paper where I work with large amounts of data. The data was collected using a python code that I found on someone's Github repository. I was wondering how I would go about ...
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Cases when old references are valid?

Some guides say to limit the references to up to 5-6 years old. But I've speculated as to, whether it's possible that research would become "deviated to pursuits for which in the history there ...
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Where do I find full citations for articles cited by author(s) and date/year only?

I am reading an advanced physics book which cites articles using only the name of author and the date of publication. Google scholar most often does not find such articles despite using Advanced ...
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What to do about a citation that may be wrong

I am writing a paper and I needed to cite some fact. I had difficulties finding something that I could cite. I have found a paper that also cites this fact and they cite some other paper without ...
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My former post-doc host failed to credit my work in a paper - what to do?

I was employed as a post-doctoral fellow at some institute, and left it a couple of years ago. When I left, it was on ok terms with my host (= person who invited me and arranged for funding for my ...
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Peer-review — Can I ask to cite my already published paper that is relevant?

I have to review a paper for a journal that is on some work related to a paper I published 2-3 years ago. The authors do not cite and compare our work although they try to solve the same problem. In ...
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Recent data supported by media report, not by peer-reviewed article? [closed]

In the letter of intent for the dissertation proposal, the student reports data about the number of minority hires for x-number of program positions in the upcoming season. The source for the data is ...
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How to cite papers that are in submission and don't have preprints?

I'm writing a paper right now to soon be submitted to a workshop venue. The way the review process works for this particular workshop is that it's a "rolling review process," in that people ...
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Can I exclude papers from my CV/Google Scholar when my contribution was marginal?

Years ago, when I had no academic experience and no sense of what constituted authorship, I worked as a software developer in a biology lab whose PI was very generous with authorship. If you gave ...
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Referencing references that reference references? How deep do you need to check for “accuracy”? [duplicate]

This is a problem that I figured lately. Say that you reference a text that references other texts. How far must a new reference check that the earlier references are "accurate in information&...
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Referencing, when you can assume that readers and you know “what you talk about”? Is it unnecessary? [duplicate]

Referencing, when you can assume that readers and you know "what you talk about"? Is it unnecessary? I.e. if I can be sure that any reader of my paper that's of a sufficient professional ...
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Referencing opinions that are visible in Google search results?

I have this problem that I write: "Image segmentation methods include region growing, region modelling and mathematical morphology" These I can discover to exist in papers on image ...
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Can you export a bibtex file from zotero with links?

I have most of the papers I use often in Zotero. Before I learnt about it, I would always format my manually typed citations with \href and company such that you could click on the reference and go to ...
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What happens to preprints after the information contained in them gets published in a peer-reviewed journal?

My question is whether preprints continue to exist after the information contained in them gets published in a journal. It would be confusing to have two sources for the same information (the preprint ...
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How to cite a journal paper which do not have a page number?

I was very annoyed with the Elsevier's journals. Many of them do not provide the page number of the paper. For example, see, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165168420302176 You can ...
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Advice on reusing images/illustrations from an AIMS paper

I'm working on a chemistry paper about the Belousov-Zhabotinsky-reaction (a chemical oscillator). On of my sources is this paper from the AIMS. In the paper the authors have a few figures, ...
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Should I reject a specific historic fact and not include it in my work? Advice needed on reliability of source

I'm working on a chemistry paper about the Belousov-Zhabotinsky-reaction (a chemical oscillator). I included some information about the history of that oscillation reaction, in particular about ...
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Cite submitted paper in my master's thesis

Some time ago, I and another person submitted a paper to a conference. It has not yet been accepted. In my master's I want to express that the results of my algorithm (included in my thesis) have been ...
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When you cite a paper, is it a good idea to email the cited author(s)?

Inspired from this question, I think the reverse can be an interesting discussion so I will set up an artificial example. Suppose I cite XYZ in a published or under review paper. I am not affiliated ...
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When someone cites one of your papers, is it a good idea to send an email to the authors to show appreciation?

For an early career researcher in physics or science in general, is it a good idea to send a "thank you" email to other authors who cited one of the researcher's papers? Will this be perceived in a ...
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How should I cite emended laws?

I'm writing a document in which I must cite several laws and other regulations, but I have a doubt about citations. I endend in the following situation several times: There is law A, the main valid ...
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Citing Data That Was Compiled From Many Sources and Then Summarized? (Updated)

The Problem The author of the dissertation (PhD) collected publicly available raw data from the websites of over 40 universities. The data itself spanned 40 years. After compiling the data into a ...
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Are there reference managers which can develop/build library of references without importing/downloading PDF files in a personal collection?

In a situation where one has PDFs which one would like to have a library of references for, I notice that reference management providers (specifically Mendeley and Endnote) require that these PDF ...
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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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Should I copy a short a proof from another paper or just refer to it?

I want to use a short (5 lines) mathematical proof from someone else's machine learning paper in my master thesis. Should I provide it, to help comprehension and save readers the trouble of looking ...
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Is there a way to save a webpage page with Mendeley Webimporter?

We can save references from the page, but it will be great to save the entire page. As it may happen to the page is not accessible anymore later.
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How to create reference list with maths in title on Mendeley for Latex

I have been using Mendeley for a while to create my bibtex files and use them in Latex. However, recently I came accross some papers such as this one, which have math symbols in their titles and when ...
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IEEE papers: reference of software used to design

In IEEE style, should I provide a citation to the 'product page' of general, commercial software used in design and simulations? I've seen some papers do this: "This antenna was designed with super-...
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Should online notes be cited in reference of paper for publication? [duplicate]

I find that some lecture notes available online as well as some websites (e.g. wiki) provide important sources of information for various scientific fields (e.g. mathematics), and are sometimes better ...
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Looking for a free article citation web/graphical viewer and explorer? [closed]

I am attempting to find a tool which will produce and hopefully populate a graph of a collection of articles based on their citations. For example, I have approximately 200 references in a Mendeley ...
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Cite a R function/implementation from a website

I am using one-sample log-rank test in my paper. I use the implementation from this website http://www.ms.uky.edu/~mai/splus/LogRank1.r. I wonder whether I should cite this and how I can cite a ...

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