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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What database tracks citations for Japanese physicists?

I am having difficulty finding citations for Japanese physicists. Most don't seem to use the common systems such as Google Scholar or ORCID. Is there some Japanese website that tracks citations, which ...
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Zotero: referencing multi-word organisations like “World Bank” so that it's not, “Bank, World”

I'm using Zotero to manage references, and I've manually inputed a reference to: World Bank. 2019. "World Development Indicators." URL: http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/world-development-...
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If I wanted to quote a joke from a website in verbatim in a formal academic essay, how would I do that?

The assignment is to evaluate humor in movies. I am unsure how to incorporate a joke quote in there. Would it be classified as plagiarism? Quote: “I have an Epi-Pen. My friend gave it to me as he ...
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citing from a review

I'm writing my first proposal for M.Sc. , meanwhile, I keep reviewing many papers and tracking sources of citation, I noticed that some authors cite from review introduction while others cite from ...
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How to refer to works that I did not read

In the context of my thesis research I have recovered the data of some important old papers whose data is sometimes referred by the name of its authors, but that are never explicitly cited. I though ...
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Would it be inappropriate to cite wikipedia for something trivial in an academic article? [duplicate]

Edit: I believe this is not a duplicate of Are there instances where citing Wikipedia is allowed?, because that question asks about citing Wikipedia for knowledge that is very basic but is nonetheless ...
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How do I properly cite a research paper?

I know this question already has a similar answer but, please bear with me. I am writing my thesis and I realize there are cases I do not know how to properly cite, as illustrated in the following ...
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generating papers link from bibtex key

I have copied some bibtex entries from google scholar and lost the bibfile. now I have keys in the latex file. how can I get the link to original paper from these bibtex keys, as it is generated using ...
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In IEEE format, How to cite a website when no author name is given?

Problem I have to cite this webpage. However, no author name is given there. What I have found? This and this one have referred, when we do not find author name, the title moves to the first ...
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When did citation counts emerge as indicators of academic impact?

As we know, today, citations of an academic get lots of attentions about whether his research is impfactful. I am just wondering what is the history of citation numbers becoming this important? When ...
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Incorrect first name, last name author formatting in Mendeley [closed]

I am struggling to get Mendeley to properly format the author names of a report. Let's say I have something authored by John Smith and Alice Doe. In my list of documents the names show up correctly as ...
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When citing a foreign-language article, do I need to translate the journal name? [duplicate]

Internet sources seem to agree that, in the list of references, the title of an article written in a non-Latin script should be transliterated and also translated. Similarly, the title of the journal ...
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Is it safe to assume that all faculty know what a DOI is? [closed]

Can I refer to DOIs without explaining what they are? I am writing for an audience of experienced academics.
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Which authors to cite for open source software

While I have worked on open source software myself I'm, strangely, uncertain about how to cite it in a paper. I do know how to cite software itself, I'm just uncertain which author(s) to attribute it ...
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Is it a red flag if the justification for my research (why it is likely to matter) is popularly sourced?

I want to write a paper on a certain specific topic (it's not terribly important what it is, this is intended to be a generic question). I can find sufficient peer-reviewed sources to provide a ...
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Separating referenced text from own text, a simple example

Consider this example: According to XYZ [1], this is referenced text. This is is also referenced text. Now this is my text in the same paragraph. It does not tell where the referenced text ends ...
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Citation problems, in supporting general information, what kind of paper should I cite?

A country implements the most stringent environmental regulations in a region. For a general statement/common knowledge like this, I cited a peer-reviewed journal paper, which has a similar claim ...
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Is there a search engine to show citing articles' extracts

Sometimes we need to see what other researchers say about a specific article. Usually, I check citing articles manually then search for my specific articles in their references. Is there a search ...
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Who cites whom most often [duplicate]

How can I find out which authors cite a certain author X most often? This question is different from Influence of author on other authors because here I ask about the number of citations (a very ...
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Are lay articles good enough to be the main source of information for PhD research?

Doing PhD in new field that does not have enough resources in it. Most of the information I find are articles written in websites such as medium.com. I really feel awkward citing a website article, ...
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Influence of author on other authors

How can I find out which authors are influenced how strongly by a certain academic author X?
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Copy pasting definitions and theorems from other papers to my own paper

I am writing a mathematical paper. Since my English is not perfect, i am borrowing sentences from English-speaking authors. I have some questions about copy and paste from other papers to my paper. ...
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How do I credit someone who made the trajectory file used for my thesis?

There's a trajectory file which I included a sample of in my Appendix. Here's a screenshot: Aside from stating in the Appendix text the name of the creator of the file, is there anything more I could ...
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Citing a country's constitution in the OSCOLA style

How do you cite a country's constitution in the OSCOLA style?
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I changed a word from a source, how do I cite it correctly?

I'm writing an analytical summary on Meditation II of Descartes from the compendium we have been given at school. We have been told to use this as our main source. Nevertheless, there is this specific ...
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Citing multiple parts of one website APA

I'm writing a small research paper (University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor level) where I cite and reference some information from a company's website. I currently have the specific pages of the ...
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APA reference for uppercase word in title of book [duplicate]

I need to complete references for an assignment in APA format, but one of the books has an uppercase word in it and I'm not sure if it should remain uppercase or be changed to lowercase: The SAGE ...
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If I publish my paper in non-ISI journal, Will it appear on PubMed and other electronic databases, to the public?

If I publish my paper in non-ISI journal, will it appear on PubMed and other electronic databases, to the public?
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How to react to strongly erroneous and irrelevant citation of my article? [duplicate]

In an paper, an author cites my article in which he states that I said "something" and that it is wrong. Not only have I never said "something", but the article he cites is about a completely ...
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Should I be citing wrong papers and preprints whose correctness I am unable to judge?

I am currently writing a paper with a rather extensive literature trail. There is a question (see bold) that I came across in multiple instances and I can't seem to find an answer to it on this site. ...
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APA location/address of publisher vs location of conference

I need some clarification of the parameter location specified in the APA manual regarding papers published in the proceedings of conferences. Virtually all online data banks for papers that I came ...
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Harvard reference list for citing disjoint passages from the same text

I'm writing something in which I want to cite page 50 of Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times at one point, and page 83 of the same text at another point. This is no problem for in-text ...
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Do I have to cite common CS algorithms?

I'm working on my final thesis for a CS grade course and I want to use a common sorting algorithm (quicksort for the curious ones). Do I need to include a reference to this algorithm (cite or quote)? ...
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Submitting two related manuscripts at the same time to two journals

I have two ideas (manuscripts) that I am working on, both in the field of physics. The first is theoretical, mathy and generalized. It is steered toward computer vision. Probably if finished, would ...
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Skipping same old introductions

I’m working in the area of adversarial examples against neural networks. A standard research paper generally starts off an introduction with something along the lines of the below, but probably with a ...
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How to get citations for my chapter that is in a book-chapter and is accepted and appear later in this year? [duplicate]

I have a chapter in a book chapter that is accepted and it should be published by the end of this year in springer. Is there any way like posting a version of the chapter to arXiv so I can get ...
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Should I cite a pre-print as published on reviewer's request?

I have cited a recent pre-print posted in arxiv in one of my papers that is accepted for presenting in a conference. One of the reviewers (who is one of the authors of the pre-print I suspect) has ...
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How to properly credit other people when writing a text book?

In many textbooks, authors usually write about other people's research results without the type of detailed and extensive citations typically seen in a research paper. Often times without any credit ...
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Alternative to google scholar in China

Are there any valid alternatives to google scholar? I am currently living in China. almost the whole internet is blocked, including Google. I tried to bypass the firewall, then google scholar tends ...
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How to merge mendeley contiguous citations in body text?

I am writing a paper by using Mendeley and I want to cite many paper at the end of a sentence such as [1-5]. But when I have inserted the citations contiguosly, it seems like [1],[2],[3],[4],[5]. How ...
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Citing (and correcting) an example with incorrect glossing and translation

I want to cite an example from a published paper. However, there is a mistake in the glossing as well as in the translation of the example. Imagine something like this (mistakes in bold): Ich sehe ...
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Where to put the citation for a review article

I'm writing an article about a topic and I found a review with a block of citations that is really interesting. If I use the same sources in the same sequence (after paraphrasing with my own words), ...
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Citing a paper that led to the discovery of another [closed]

Whilst reading a paper I discovered another and I am now building upon the latter. Should I cite the former paper, since that's how I discovered the latter? Or does it suffice to cite only the latter?
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Confirming the Identity of a (Friendly) Reviewer After the Reviews

Somewhat a follow-up to this post. I recently had a paper reviewed, and in receiving one of the reviews, I feel strongly that I know the identity of one of the reviewers (someone with whom I'm on ...
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Are you required to trace back information on a subject to first publication for a citation on it?

If there is a tree of papers on or involving X, all of which give a brief introduction to X and I need a citation for my use of X, do I need to give the root of the tree as a citation of X or can I ...
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Authoritative source for the title of an article: print or online?

The web page for Nature volume 567 issue 7748 lists a comment called "Scientists rise up against statistical significance". If you click on the link you get an online article with that title, and at ...
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How to handle capitalized abbreviations in Book, Anthology, Journal, etc. titles in APA?

I am using APA and need to cite an article from a conference which has a capitalized abbreviation in its name: Proceedings of the 1992 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing https://dl.acm.org/...
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How should I reference my own previous work in a talk to a general audience?

I have to give a presentation to a general scientific audience (specifically, an interview talk). As part of the presentation I would like to highlight some of my previous work. I work in ...
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Blockchain for publications [closed]

Today`s publications lack of the possibility to be extended by others after being published. A data base paper could for example benefit when contributors would gain authorship by opening data with a ...
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What are the typical research requirements for an application to lecturer position to be successful? [closed]

When someone is applying for a position as a lecture at an average ranking university in Sweden (equivalent to associate professor elsewhere), what is the typical number of research papers and of what ...