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].

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

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), ...
1
vote
1answer
191 views

Citing Something From Secondary Source That Is Different (Incorrect) From Original Source [on hold]

I know that when I find cited information in a secondary source I need to check the original source. After that, if the cited information is different from the secondary source, I need to cite the ...
0
votes
1answer
151 views

My Paper does not appear on Scholar when I search for it and citations issues? [on hold]

I have posted a paper on arXiv. However, when I search on google scholar for it, another paper appears. Also, a paper cited it, but the citations goes to the second paper, not mine. here is my paper: ...
14
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
206 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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/...
2
votes
4answers
164 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
265 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Should I include all authors for in-text citation if I cite a source with three (or more) authors in a different chapter again?

According to this site, when you're using the APA reference style, if a source has 3-5 authors, all authors should be mentioned in the first in-text citation, while only the first author need to be ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

Citing articles in a Language I don't understand [duplicate]

I'm writing the thesis for my master degree, some of the very very old articles I have to cite are in a foreign language I don't understand (usually German and French). Most of them have been ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

What is the proper way of searching for a reference whose type is unknown?

In the article, Stability of quantum motion in chaotic and regular systems, Physical Review A, 30, 1610 (1984), in the reference section these two references given: [11]M. V. Berry, in Chaotic ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Avoid plagiarism when copying (paraphrasing) paragraphs for the background section of Masters Thesis

In my background section, I have a subsection which explains ideas from research papers that my supervisor has previously published. Basically in my thesis, I build upon these ideas and so I have a ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Can I use a part of figure in my published paper to supplementary information of new paper?

I'm researched some material and I want to write two paper to other journals. Can I use a part of figure of first paper to supplementary information of second paper? For example, electrical properties ...
3
votes
1answer
136 views

Citing own results which were obtained under former name

I'm giving a talk about results I obtained in my MSc thesis, some time after which I changed my last name. The result will be published under my former name. How should I state it during the talk? I ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Is it advised to give a suggestion how to cite in the thesis document itself?

I am thinking about including a statement as follows in my thesis (e.g. at the second page). Please cite this thesis as "X.Y, My fancy title, Thesis, University of XZ, June 2019, https://doi.org/10....
5
votes
3answers
160 views

Placement of numerical references (“[1]”)

I kind of struggle with my students. I always told them to put the reference number (identification) close to the cited object - to make really clear what is the cited object. For example: The ...
1
vote
3answers
214 views

How can I credit an Original Image on my thesis?

I'm writing my master's thesis (in physics) in which I included a drawing that a friend of mine made for me using Adobe Illustrator. I would like to cite him as an author. Usually, for reproducible ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

How to reuse/cite your paper in your thesis when both have same topic [duplicate]

I’m writing my thesis and I submitted a paper on the same topic to a conference, where it got accepted. However, the contents such as methods, results, and conclusion are identical in text, i.e. I ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

MLA 8: In-text citations for a single source without page numbers

I understand that given a single source for a paper or a section that references a single source you do not need to repeat the author's name after the first in-text citation (Doe 1). Subsequent ...
14
votes
5answers
4k views

Is it ethical to cite a reviewer's papers even if they are rather irrelevant?

We have just received reviews on a paper, and in reading through one of the "borderline" reviews, I recognized that the "voice" of the review sounded like a researcher I associated with at a ...
9
votes
1answer
448 views

How and why do references in academic papers work?

This question applies both to papers people write to attain a degree, as well as academic papers submitted to journals by researchers. In theory, the way science works is by building your own ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

How to search for articles citing a certain combination of papers?

It is often the case that the proposal of a specific idea or approach to a problem (or whole field of research) triggers a sequel of papers discussing and extending this idea. In this sequel there ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

What is the procedure for citing a source with incomplete information?

If it matters, I am specifically asking about the IEEE referencing style, but I'm happy to learn about other styles as well. One of the more frustrating parts of referencing is that every book ...
4
votes
1answer
218 views

A specific term was first coined in a preprint but publication took many years. What to cite?

In my literature research for a paper I am writing I want to state that a specific term was first coined in a preprint from let's say 2000, but the paper was not published until 2005. Unfortunately ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

How can I get a DOI from a JSTOR stable link? [duplicate]

I'm working on a system to model the topics that users are accessing on our library's database. As a result I have user activity resources containing the links they were redirected too, including many ...
1
vote
3answers
219 views

Plagiarism / citation standards in non-/less-scientific works

Yesterday night, a renowned Dutch newspaper published a long article on a former rector of one of the largest universities in the Netherlands. Research conducted by the paper shows she didn't take ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Erratum to correct a reference — will this technically work?

Hours after I approved the proofs, I noticed a key reference in my article was wrong. Authors and title are correct, journal is wrong, and it's wrongly listed as in press. The paper is now published ...
0
votes
2answers
79 views

How to cite a paragraph that is copy and pasted from another source? [duplicate]

I’m writing the master thesis, and I’d like to know if the following text would be appropriate or not. Consider the middle paragraph is copy-pasted from the source https://www.lipsum.com/ In this ...
-1
votes
2answers
47 views

referencing published materials in journal paper

Hi I am writing a paper that I will be submitting to a journal for publication. I wanted to know if it is possible to reference online articles and reports for journal papers. I have looked at the ...
7
votes
0answers
273 views

What is the Latin term “pace” used for when referencing other scholars?

I frequently come across references to other scholars like: In period P, syntactic construct C did not have function F (pace Smith 2000). I understand that pace here signals that Smith (2000) ...
-1
votes
1answer
275 views

Forget middle intial in reference list – did I commit plagiarism? [closed]

In my reference list, I forgot to add the middle name of the author and instead put “Bell, R.” instead of “Bell, R. J.”
2
votes
1answer
217 views

Fair use: Instructor sharing notes from textbooks

I am a new instructor, planning a course; this post comes from good faith. Basically, I am designing a course and am trying to give my students the best learning outcomes without demanding that they ...
1
vote
0answers
87 views

Should I prevent circular referencing? [duplicate]

I put an article on the Arxiv, submitted it, it got cited before being accepted, and now is accepted with minor revisions. Some of the minor revisions can be implemented elegantly be referencing the ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Problem in finding out the referencing style

I want to send an article to a Springer journal, but I have problem in understanding the referencing style of the journal. Here is an example of a citation in previous articles of this journal: Li, ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Citing Blogposts from official governing authorities

I am revising a conference paper and I in fact have a blogpost from the European Commission. The Post mentions about about Business-to-Business Platforms and Europe's involvement. A reviewer ...
1
vote
5answers
237 views

Can I use any book as a source?

I am writing a research paper (graduate level) on eating disorders. Many books have been written on this topic, ranging from pop culture type to scholarly works. How do I know if a book is ...
1
vote
2answers
123 views

Dissertation: How to properly reference earlier versions of working papers in the German academic system?

I recently became the co-author of a working paper an older version of which is online (at which stage I was not a co-author yet). We added and changed most of the content, however some applications ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Chicago manual of style block quote reference placement

In the Chicago manual of style Author-Date format, what is the preferred way to place the reference to a block quote, if the author name is mentioned in the text. As Smith (2000, 3) wrote about this ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Changing citation reference systems

I am writing a research paper for the first time and I submitted my paper to a journal, in which the references in my paper were addressed in parentheses, as follows: ".....be preferentially located ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

How to get title and pdf (and perhaps other metadata like author) from DOI

I have a bunch of DOIs, now I would like to fetch the corresponding PDF and the title and authors, creation/publish date, keywords, abstract if possible, etc. I understand that many articles are ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

How to reference and cite the osgeo package from Python

i am a bit confused about osgeo, osgeo.gdal, osgeo.ogr and osgeo.osr. I want to cite and reference all my used Python libraries which i used for my masterthesis. I am not sure if it is enough to cite ...
2
votes
1answer
105 views

How do I cite this old postcard?

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-036a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 I would like to block-quote this postcard in APA style. The web site has prepared references citation, but it doesn't ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Where would I report missing metadata in Crossref / Science?

I hope this isn't the wrong part of the StackExchange network to ask this; if so, please point me in the right direction :-) I just stumbled across missing metadata in Crossref, where the initial ...
1
vote
4answers
103 views

How to have a system of referencing citations so that it is short and well-styled

I am familiar with writing the citation part (in different styles). However, I have typically just used superscripts like Wikipedia to reference the citation, like this[1] sort of thing. I would like ...
25
votes
4answers
4k views

I want to write a blog post building upon someone else's paper, how can I properly cite/credit them?

I want to write a blog post which builds upon an author's paper. He uses a formal notation and academic language for describing his findings, I want to rewrite the author's examples in simple and ...
3
votes
1answer
150 views

How to cite authors with same surnames?

How should I use in-text citation in case of one book from two authors with same surnames? For instance; a source from Paul Ehrlich and Anna H. Ehrlich. Which one is correct? " ... " (Ehrlich &...
8
votes
1answer
221 views

How to cite something when you cannot remember where you've read it?

Let's say you're writing a paper about a novel problem in Mathematics. While writing the paper you remember an interesting result concerning a different related problem. You can derive that result ...