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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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How to cite in text a citation translated by me

Thats the question. I'm writing a paper in Spanish and I need to cite (APA) several citations in Spanish of books written in English that doesn't have translated versions. My reviewer is telling me ...
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Is it preferable to cite the dissertation or a publication based on the dissertation?

I'm currently in the process of writing a literature review for a methodology and I came across two relevant works by the same author. The first is their dissertation which includes expanded details ...
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Alternatives to Google Scholar for citation / lit search / BibTex entries? [on hold]

Simple question: What alternatives are there to Google Scholar for finding citations, doing lit searches, and most importantly, downloading citation data in BibTex? There are lots of specialized ...
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Reference manager that allows organizing through tags and allows external cloud [migrated]

So I've looked at several reference managers but either they're not clear in describing their functionalities or they don't have what I'm looking for. I'm currently using mendeley and have looked at ...
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How do I cite a source from a another source? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm writing an article about topic X. During research I come across a related article in which the author has made statement Y and referenced publication Z. For one reason or another, I haven'...
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Should I cite the source of a definition in a thesis glossary?

I'm writing my thesis and I added a glossary at the start with the more complex terms and their definitions. The definitions usually come from scientific papers. My question is: should I cite those ...
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Journal paper metadata search from pdf file digest [closed]

I have a personal library of .pdf files, mostly open-access computer science journal articles, with filenames changed to fit a uniform scheme that I use, and organised in folders in a way that makes ...
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Letting another author know I'm using one of their results

Let's say I write a paper and use a result from someone that is rarely cited. Would it be polite/acceptable/unacceptable to email them and let them know of my application of their result before ...
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Should I cite a really bad research paper published in my small research area?

I am working on a special topic in applied math. We are trying to explore a new and largely unexplored area in our line of research. Our hope is to be the first researchers to have solid results in ...
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How to deal with your research results becoming obsolete?

My coworkers are pursuing a generalization of one of my (recent) results. Is it wrong of me to frown a little on this? I would prefer it if they had an original idea of their own, or that if that they ...
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Is it called research misconduct when someone publish his own work under the name of other people?

One of my friends has a lot of research works, but he is kinda of lazy in the publishing process. As a result, he has a lot of unpublished research materials. Right now, he is realized that he needs ...
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Should one cite unethical research that may contradict one's current research?

Most people are familiar with the controversy over citing Nazi medical experimentation and related unethical findings. I'm not questioning that. Assuming that citing unethical research in order to ...
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Conference held in year X, proceedings published in X+2 - which to use?

A certain conference was held on year X, but its proceedings were published in print in year X+2. When I cite an article submitted to that conference (which I read in the published proceedings) - how ...
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As a referee, is it okay to ask for references to be removed?

Say I received a paper for review. Afterwards I discover that there are cited references that are not related to the discussed subject, or there are elements in the bibliography that are not ...
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Is it okay to repeat core findings of a cited work in detail?

Excuse me for keeping things abstract, I do not want to include more details than necessary. I'm working on an internship. The internship goal is applying known (published) information and evaluating ...
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How to reference a technical document (like an RFC) in APA style?

Like, this document, for instance: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791 It's an official Internet Engineering Taskforce document that defines things like network protocols, etc. Often times there's ...
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Citing a paper whose title has received errata

I recently stumbled upon a published article entitled "ANCOVA versus change from baseline had more power in randomized studies and more bias in nonrandomized studies," which has an errata stating the ...
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Paper in somebody else's thesis

One of my papers is only published as part of a thesis by compilation by another student. Can I claim citations of their thesis as citations of my paper? Is there some way I can instruct google ...
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How to deal with poor scientific articles that seemingly reached the right conclusion?

I am writing a paper and some of our findings validate the conclusions from an already published peer-reviewed article in a respected journal. We also find things that differ. However the authors of ...
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Is there a need to mention page numbers from a book in APA 6?

I am citing some books in me work. Normally there referenced from google scholar are without page numbers, see below. My question is with the APA-6 method should I add the page number to this kind of ...
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Does google scholar rescan papers and update citations?

I have an in press paper (let's call it paper A) which is cited in another in press paper (paper B). The citation is complete (issue nr. etc.). The citing paper (B) was supposed to be published after ...
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How to find a list of all articles published by a particular journal?

My colleagues and I are looking into ways to get a list of all articles published for the history of a given journal. Primarily, we are looking to for a list that includes title, authors, year, ...
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Is it okay to mention we're citing an article only because a reviewer told us to?

In a recent review, one reviewer said we must rework the paper in light of two other papers. One paper was a highly valuable suggestion, and we've enthusiastically taken it on board. However, the ...
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Self-plagiarism and citation when working on 2 papers simultaneously

Say you're working on two papers A and B simultaneously, and the content and topic of the papers partially overlap such that normally you would be required to cite paper A in paper B. But since both ...
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How to cite or refer to programming codes in a non Computer Science Master's Thesis?

I am writing my Thesis in finance field and I am using Machine learning methods. Therefore, I wrote many Python and R scripts for collecting data, cleaning it and applying some statstics. should I ...
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How do you find/decide on sources for literary papers? [closed]

For instance, say you are writing a paper on how point of view affects a short story. One would assume you go to JSTOR or googlescholar and search "Point of view." However, that brings a whole stream ...
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Short references in bibliography

I found the following bibliography in a book: Is there a website which generates this kind of references automatically, that is short references? On google scholar there are only long references: ...
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What is a concise citation format for grant proposals given constraints on page counts?

Many grant applications have page limits. They also often allow the writer to chose their preferred format for references. Thus, I was wondering: What is a good concise referencing system that ...
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Counter strategy against group that repeatedly does strategic self-citations and ignores other relevant research

There is a group in our small field that almost exclusively cites themselves. Their latest paper has 35% self-citations, which is 80% of the citations within the field. They only reference their own ...
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Does anyone still care about the name and address of a publisher?

As a follow up question to my previous one, under which circumstances is it reasonable to include the name and/or the address of a publisher in a citation? In my opinion the most important ...
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How much time do MS/PhD computer science students spend in internships, and when do they do internships during the year?

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify: How much time do MS/PhD computer science students spend in internships? When do MS/PhD computer science students do internship during the ...
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How to cite stackoverflow survey?

So, the title is pretty much straightforward. I'd like to cite this survey: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/ Now, what I don't know is, should I cite this as a report? or a web page? ...
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Citing multiple images scraped from website

I scraped a few thousand images from an open source online collection (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection --> Open Access Artworks) for a coding project. I want to cite the selected works from ...
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Cite Formal Definitions of Standard Problem in Thesis

Should I cite the definition of a standard problem that is widely know by the community in my thesis? For example the travelling salesman problem (TSP) is a very well known problem in computer science ...
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How to cite a working paper, preprint, or manuscript?

I am wondering how I can cite a preprint (likewise a working paper, or a manuscript) which I am not supposed to officially archive because of a longer double-blind review process with an anonymized ...
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Citing Mathematical Proofs given on Math Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Good morning. I recently posted a question on Math Stack Exchange here and got a fantastic solution. The problem in question is one that I've had for some time, and both myself and research ...
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Updated my literature review for my thesis

I am doing my Phd study. My supervisor attended a new conference and after that, she asked me to update my literature review based on new works mentioned in this conference. I looked at all the ...
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Do the authors have to cite or make comparisons against works on domains such as arXiv?

I'm reviewing a conference manuscript (computer science) and i found 2 other recent methods related to the same problem which were published on arXiv. So, i think it is highly recommended to compare ...
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Edited volumes in bibliography: (eds) or (eds.)?

I was recently informed that (eds) NOT (eds.) was the 'correct' way (i.e not simply down to journal style guidelines) to describe volumes with multiple editors. Conversely, according to this same ...
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R Code attachment

Hello academia community, I'm writing a paper in Finance on Portfolio optimization and stock returns. For this, I'm using R code to compute optimal portfolio allocation, histograms, boxplots etc. My ...
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Information with no reference in literature review

I am writing a literature review and I've found information in a thesis written in the literature review in a paragraph with no source, just ending with full stop. While at the end of the whole ...
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How to merge citations from two different google scholar accounts?

I have two gmail accounts. Each has its own Scholar account. I want to merge them both so that my citations are unified. As I have different citations on both accounts. Can someone help?
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How can I cite a report written by a Congressman in MLA Style?

The report is called The Path Forward: Rethinking Federal Policy on Marijuana. I have no idea how to cite this online source. It seems confusing since it isn't a bill but rather just something he ...
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Reputed journal publications, yet I have small number of citations

People say that the impact factor and number citations somehow correlated. However; since 2012, I published 7 articles in well reputed top-10% journal, 5 papers in flagship conferences. Yet my total ...
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How to cite an ISO standard where I can only get access to the drafts?

I am writing my bachelor thesis and want to cite the ISO C++ standard. However I am unable to get my hands on a copy of the standard, since the library does not have a physical or digital copy. I do ...
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Is pasting an excerpt from Wikipedia in a paper without reference plagiarism?

Assume you are reviewing a paper and discover that some general definitions therein have been copied from Wikipedia without mentioning the source. Should it be considered plagiarism or can it be ...
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Can an author refer to work they did jointly using the first person?

I wrote a paper with a collaborator. The collaborator wrote a followup paper where they referred to their work in that paper in the first person, i.e. "in a previous paper, I presented the idea that......
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citing company yearly reports in papers

I am writing a conference paper and want to cite the following report by Symantec using Bibtex (https://www.symantec.com/security-center/threat-report). I am currently using @techreport which only ...
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Tool that suggests references based on a given bibliography [closed]

I'd like to have a tool (software or website) that helps me in doing literature surveys. Here's how I pictured that tool in my mind. Let's suppose that I've found myself a few relevant papers. As soon ...
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Multiple accounts of plagiarism (?) during literature study: are my standards too high or should I take action?

I'm currently doing my literature review in preparation for my graduation (masters degree) thesis work at a Dutch university. The past semester I worked as a student assistent on a first-year project, ...