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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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PhD Thesis: Cite my own chapter vs my own paper [closed]

I am putting together my published papers to write my PhD thesis, where each paper (or groups of relevant papers) becomes a chapter in the thesis. My papers are also in my list of references (because ...
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How to cite Stack Overflow surveys

How should I cite the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020? If possible in BibTeX format. This question was originally asked in meta Stack Exchange, but it was closed for being considered off-topic. ...
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References of version 2 of an arXiv paper not added in Google Scholar

I first uploaded a paper to arXiv and it was correctly added to my Google Scholar profile. After a few months, I made some modifications to the article, uploading a second version to arXiv (this ...
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Reuse figure from research

I want to reuse a figure from research with an Attribution 4.0 International license; I want to contact the author to ask his permission. However, I couldn't find any way to contact him. What should I ...
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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 does Google Scholar's “Sort by Date” work?

Why does Google Scholar's "Sort by Date" feature give you a completely different number of papers? I'm not speaking about approximation, like here, I'm speaking of real numbers being 1000 ...
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What warrants acknowledgement or citation in a dissertation?

I have just finished my dissertation and just have a question about acknowledgements and citation. There was a line in a proof of a paper that I did not follow and someone told me what it meant. Does ...
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Writing style when discussing other people's research in discussion/introduction

I was editing a friend's manuscript and I noticed that they do something similar to what I have been told not to do when referring to previous work done in the field of interest being discussed. I ...
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How can I cite Intel developer manual?

I'm trying to cite Intel Developer Manual. I'm a bit confused how should I cite it? Should I cite the Whole website with the link and access date? Or Should I cite a particular chapter that I used? ...
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Referencing someone else's Appendix with news articles URLs, or putting the links in my own appendix?

I am referencing someone else's work, specifically an Appendix which contains ~100 news article URLs. For example, "bla bla bla (Author, Appendix A, article 5)". The reason I do this, is ...
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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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Should I include all relative publications in my manuscript?

I am a PhD candidate and when i'm writing a manuscript for a conference or journal i have the same question. Let's say my manuscript is about a topic A. When i'm doing my bibliographic research i find ...
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What format should sources be cited in a thesis Literature Review? [closed]

I have a LaTeX document with a separate .bib file that lists all of my references. When citing them in my Literature review, it appears as the number corresponding to that reference, not providing ...
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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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What to do with seemingly fabricated data when researching a paper's citations

One particular paper (Initial) cited a website with a basic pie chart of some data (Chart), while interesting, did not contain any of the original data, only a reference, so I dug into the original ...
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Citing unofficial translations

One of the references I use in my text is paper A. However, I've actually read an unofficial, unpublished translation B which can be found online. The translation uses more modern definitions/terms ...
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Google Scholar not recognizing replaced ArXiv article [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to arXiv last year and recently (within two weeks) I submitted a replacement to my article (I changed the title to match the content better and some other minor changes like citing ...
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The Ethnography Of Obscure References

I want to understand how absurdly obscure references are discovered by authors when preparing papers for publication. Although the availability of large online searchable databases obviously makes ...
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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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Can Google Scholar be a valid measure of citaiton? [duplicate]

Google Scholar provides number of citations for the paper, but it sometimes includes non-academic paper, not peer-reviewed papers. Is number of citation measured by Google Scholar accepted a reliable ...
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How can I improve my paper with mostly original contents and only two references?

I'm collaborating with another person on a public-key cryptosystem that we intend to publish. I could only think of two references (one to the 1976 Diffie-Hellman paper, and one to SHA-3 FIPS-202), ...
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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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Has the proportions of articles to citations changed?

In 2014 Nature looked at the top 10 and top 100 papers with most citations. Has similar research been done more recently? I am particularly interested in whether the relative numbers have changed: In ...
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Does PowerPoint presentation require in-text referencing if there is a written script? [closed]

I have to make a PowerPoint presentation for one of my subjects and it requires a written script. I will be referencing on my written script including in-text referencing. However, I’m unsure when it ...
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Can I include other students' master thesis in the literature review of my master thesis?

Can I include other students' master thesis in the literature review of my master thesis? These master thesis that I found are published in Google Scholar and other online libraries/archives.
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Mendeley iOS alternative 2021?

I have been using Mendeley to mange and annotate articles for quite a few years, I have built up a big library which I use everyday. Unfortunately Elsevier has stopped support for the iOS app and it ...
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Google Scholar Public Access new feature and lost citations

Google's new "Public Access" feature invites you to upload preprints of some of your papers. These preprints are stored in Google Drive. Today I used this feature and uploaded two preprints. ...
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A paper's citations per year?

Google Scholar shows the total number of citations per year for anyone with an account there: Is it possible to see a similar figure just for one publication?
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How can I deal with low-key plagiarism?

I am relatively new to academic publishing. However, there is an uncomfortable situation which I have already encountered multiple times by now (about five). It is what I would call "low-key ...
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Why is the “citation/reference page” counted towards the maximum limit of pages in many journals and conferences?

In recent years the number of authors working on a paper is growing to be quite large, the titles are getting more and more lengthier and intricate to distinguish between the state of the art while ...
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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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Citing MOOCs which cannot be accessed

I want to cite a MOOC, but the MOOC is no longer running. The URL I saved only takes me to the course homepage, not the page giving the information I used. Is this acceptable for a reference? This is ...
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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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Double Name and Google Scholar [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked before, though any links to contact Google Scholar that were provided in older answers no longer work. I have two last names, example: First name Jane, Last ...
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How can I properly attribute unpublished data gathered by someone else when using it in my masters thesis?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. The project is a cooperation of the lab of my university supervisor, where I am writing the thesis, and a research institute, where I am employed part-time ...
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how to show links in Bibliography for IOP Journals [closed]

I am trying to show the link on my citation as shown in the attached photo. I am getting every thing the same but without the blue highlighted. My packages \documentclass[12pt]{iopart} \usepackage{...
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Complaining about a published paper

I have seen a paper recently published in a reputable IEEE journal but this paper is completely wrong, using other algorithms and making false statements. This is degrading the complete research ...
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What is the name for “section topics” printed in the margins

In older publications of many languages, there are frequently printed text in the margins that detail the topic of a section of the text (see below on the left and right): Excerpt from Magnum ...
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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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How does one go about finding an obscure journal and paper?

I was reading a review paper which cited another paper, however for the life of me I cannot seem to find any hits on the cited paper. The author, title and journal return nothing on the usual sources (...
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Should a PhD thesis reflect the state of research at the time of writing?

I am currently writing up my PhD thesis and have the following issue. I wrote a paper during the PhD thesis, the result of which was developed further by third parties without my involvement. From the ...
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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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APA7 citation - What to use for 'location' of an online conference poster/presentation

Since there's quite a few online or virtual (i.e. not in person) conferences happening these days (e.g. the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting), what do people use for the 'Location' field in a full citation? ...
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Week before Master's thesis deadline, found publication that explores same concept with slightly different results

My Master's thesis is due in a week and I am currently writing up all of my results. To my horror, I have just found a paper that seems to explore virtually the same concept as I do, although they ...
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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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How to attribute subfigures from other sources ? / Does cropping a figure consitute a change?

I am writing a review article on common failure modes for a certain technology and to illustrate the different failures, I want to include a range of images from other publications. I have either ...
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How to cite a paper that gives background and context about another paper

I'm starting work on writing my Master thesis in computer science (after doing a lot of experimentation last semester.) I want to give some background on neural networks relevant to my work. By ...
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How do I cite my own PhD dissertation in a journal article?

I recently finished my PhD, and now I'm in the process of submitting a journal article on the work I did in the final few months of my degree. This work is an extension to some conference papers that ...
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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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Is it okay to cite a paper from arXiv? [duplicate]

I have found a very good overview of a topic and I want to cite it in the introduction of my paper. The writers are very well known people in the field. Is it then okay to cite the paper that is not ...

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