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I can't seem to get credit where credit is due

During my PhD, I developed a data analysis code. My PI encouraged its development, expecting it to stay within the research group. The code was used in some published papers and gained attention when ...
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How do you reference Amazon - the company? [closed]

How do you reference Amazon - the company - in a bibliography? The guides online have examples for citing a product on Amazon, but how do you cite the company itself?
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How to approach publications when my information source isn't published? [duplicate]

I recently posted a mathematical question on MSE. I got a very useful, non-trivial answer that completes the last piece of information i needed to produce an article. By now, i haven't found any ...
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Would I italicize a treaty in Chicago style? [closed]

For example; War crimes, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court... OR War crimes, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court...
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Automatic citation management - am I doing it wrong?

I am currently working on my PhD thesis (evolutionary computational biology). Naturally, I have lots of citations, and I use Mendeley's automatic web importer, reference manager, and Word plugin to ...
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(MLA) Citing from a collection of published letters

I have a book of published letters as one of my sources and am trying to figure out how to properly cite a handful of these letters in MLA format. The book: The Letters of Emily Dickinson, Harvard ...
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Is it acceptable to not give someone credit in a math thesis for minor guidance?

This question is related to this question. If I write a thesis and encounter a small problem that I can't resolve on my own, maybe because I didn't sleep well this day, and someone, like my mother or ...
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Use of colon and other symbols in citation

I'm currently working on a uni assignment regarding a piece of academic work, but I'm confused about some of the punctuation and symbols used in citations. 1) Consider this extract: "“phenomena ...
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Citing your own related (unpublished but under review) research necessary?

The main idea of this questions is to have two papers under review simultaneously which are somewhat related but do not rely on each other in any way (except in the temporal sequence of discovery for ...
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Is voluntarily omitting to cite known relevant previous work a form of plagiarism, and what to do about repeated instances?

Consider the following scenario: Person A and B start a collaboration, and discuss a variety of concepts over various months. Person B ceases the collaboration, authorizing Person A to pursue the ...
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Does a listing of a publication on a National Institute of Health (NIH) website mean anything in particular?

Back in 2012 I published a couple of papers in my not-to-be PhD and, very occasionally, I do a quick google search to see how they're being used (although I often can't now access the citing articles ...
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Citing Github Copilot

I used GitHubCopilot for code completion for a thesis and I am required to cite all usage of AI. Is there anything that I can cite for using github copilot? Have they released a paper or do I just ...
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When to add "in proceedings" and when to not in references

I have two papers whose citation look like this: Elhabbash, A., Nundloll, V., Elkhatib, Y., Blair, G. S., and Marco, V. S. (2020). An ontological architecture for principled and automated system of ...
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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

While I'm fortunate to have two publications already as a master's student applying for PhD programs, I'm still learning the full impact of research. Having a strong CV is important, but beyond that, ...
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Can Google Scholar capture citations without arXiv DOI

I had a paper uploaded to arXiv. Today I noticed there are two new papers citing my paper with the correct title and author names but both without my arXiv DOI. This is because they use @misc format ...
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Repeating derivation from paper of professor with added comments

For my thesis, I think it would be useful that I write down a derivation my supervisor made in one of his papers. However, even though it seems fine when considering the paper on its own, the way the ...
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Paraphrasing when citing

I'm wondering the benefit of paraphrasing when citing in a scientific journal. The same stuff in different clothes? Some people say that it shows that the author has understood the text which he is ...
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Asked to cite papers for money

I was recently contacted by someone claiming to run a "decentralized collaborative team" who cite each other's papers and offering me money for citing their papers ($10 per citation, paid ...
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IEEE TVCG citation date on google scholar

In the following example, google scholar says (bibtex and everything related) that the paper is from 2014: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=kLGQWIsAAAAJ&...
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How do you cite in MLA? (I've forgotten)

Am I supposed to cite with quotations around the author's name, or quotations then the author's name. (I felt like this was obvious but I've seen multiple people site differently, and one of them has ...
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How should I properly mention URL links in a thesis? [duplicate]

For example, I have an appendix X, in which I wrote: Looking on different websites, a list of models of X was compiled for Y purpose. These websites are: \begin{description}[noitemsep] \item \url{...
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How do I cite something that cites several other papers at once? [duplicate]

I’m currently writing an assignment, for which every single piece I would like to cite comes across as such: ACEs are associated with a variety of physical and mental health problems, including ...
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Usage software documentation as a valid reference?

I'm in the process of writing my paper and have found a very helpful answer from a luminary in this field on Stackoverflow. Logically, the answer cannot be taken as a valid source. However, I found ...
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How would I correctly cite one of Polybius' Histories

I want to cite one of Polybius's Histories for a paper I'm writing, but I'm confused as to how the citation will work due to processing through multiple works. Specifically I want to cite this: https:/...
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Cite an article from an old journal

I want to cite the article on pages 29 - 30 from this journal: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/86583#page/7/mode/1up The cover of the journal is: So I created a bib-entry and have this: But ...
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How to cite a chapter in an edited book with a unique translator for that chapter using Chicago Style?

I'm using Chicago Style 17th edition, author-date system. I'm trying to cite a chapter from an edited book, but every chapter has a different translator. Chicago Manual says that for edited books, the ...
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How can you find papers that have the largest bibliography (i.e., the highest number of references)? [closed]

Does anybody keep track of such things? How would one go about finding out about something like that?
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Is it okay to include modified source code from Github with due credit in masters thesis?

I apologize if a similar question has been asked and answered before or if the question does not belong here, however, I am in a major dilemma at the moment and extremely stressed out over plagiarism ...
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How often is a paper, that once had been forgotten and rarely referenced or regarded, rediscovered many years later and referenced heavily?

Before the internet, especially a few centuries ago, it was quite common to rediscover a work even post-mortem. Some authors were unfortunate and didn't get to see recognition of their contributions. ...
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Citation style that writes X-Y if citations are inserted in row

I typically use reference managers to handle my citations automatically and insert them in text in the IEEE style: This is a statement backed by research [1], [2], [3]. However, in the case where ...
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Should non-academic work be cited in an academic paper?

I have come across a research paper that is clearly heavily based on a blog post (by a third party, not me or the paper's authors). Same idea, very similar wording, etc. The paper does not cite the ...
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Is it bad practice to cite online news articles in solely because it's not a "reputable" source (i.e journal articles or even books)?

I understand that this question may be nuanced, so I'd like to provide a personal example which led me to asking here in the first place. For context, I am currently doing my Bachelor's in IT. Some ...
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When do you include the nth in front of the conference when citing?

This question is easiest to ask by showing an example. There are conferences that are cited like 5th International Conference on ABC and some like Interational Conference on XYZ. Why are some ...
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Pages: Cite an article from a journal

I want to cite an article from a journal, e.g. AMS. So in the journal, there are several articles from different authors. Actually I thought that in my bibliography I have to print "pages 56-67&...
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How do I cite correctly when the magazine has lots of authors?

I want to cite from this paper(link goes directly to the page I need). I only want this short article there from the Author "M.E.Proth". As I have seen, I can download a bib-file, but I ...
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Capitalization in references [duplicate]

If I'm including an article in my references and the article title is in all caps should it also be in my reference or could I write it in title case?
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Citing Closed Webpage That is Not Archived - The Only Source of Information?

I always save PDF copies of webpages I uses for references. Since writing an article I see that a cited webpage is no longer available and it has not been archived. The page in question was part of ...
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Is Failure to Cite OpenAI in an AI/LLM Research Paper a Valid Reason for Rejection?

As a reviewer, I'm currently evaluating a research paper in the AI/Large Language Models (LLM) field. The paper itself is quite comprehensive and meets most of the standard criteria in terms of ...
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Can I cite second hand information from series of sentences

I would like to cite a series of concept. For example, in this paper, the authors wrote: The identification of prospective geothermal systems in the aseismic geologic setting is very challenging and ...
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How to use APA format when referencing a title that starts with 4-digit year

I'm trying to create references in a dissertation, but one of my source titles starts with the year "2023". How do I reference this properly in APA 7? Immuta. (2023). 2023 state of data ...
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How to Properly Reference Equation Steps from Source X in Your Work?

I want to avoid writing something like: However, calculating the variable X and solving this equation requires iteration using the Newton-Raphson method [22, p. 45][15, p. 152]: "equation" &...
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in this case which one would be the correct way to reference an article? [duplicate]

I have come across articles that follow a structure similar to the example below: Article X: "The disease D has been found to be practically intractable in native communities [reference to ...
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Is LibreTexts allowable as a reference for formal research?

I am currently writing a paper that has a potential to be published. It is mathematics-heavy, so a lot of the sources I encountered are something like libretexts, paul's online notes, etc. My main ...
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Inaccurate citation rate of book on Google Scholar [closed]

The problem: incorrect citation rate of my 2001 book. In early 2023 Google Scholar changed pub date to 2011; after pub date error the cumulative citation rate fell from 10,00+ to 2000+. Can the ...
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Formatting citations for a research statement in a job application

I am applying for a job (a North American TT job in mathematics) with a requirement of a 1-page research statement. There is no clear direction whether the references are counted toward the limit. ...
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Publishing a plot based on numbers in another physics paper's supplemental material; do we need permission from the publisher or authors?

Our simple calculation reproduces and explains the behavior shown by a much more elaborate calculation that's been published in a physics journal. The supplementary information published with the ...
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How would you characterize or cite common social media posts?

I am investigating a complaint that comes up on social media "often" for a particular institution. The complaint is about a particular type of bad interaction with the institution. I could ...
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How to cite articles published under another name? [duplicate]

QUESTION If an author published an article with the name A, but later changed their name to B, using the latter in their publications. Is there any general consensus about how to cite their work ...
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Do references in the research papers' state of the art section need to be referred in chronological order?

Do references in the research papers' state of the art section need to be referred in chronological order? In other words, is it important that the state of the art section mentions the papers of ...
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Should a conference abstract submission contain citations if current research is an extension of other research?

I am working on submitting an abstract to a conference. My research is an extension of other published research (paper B) at my university. In the abstract, I do have a short summary of paper B since ...
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