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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 &...
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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 ...
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Do I need to ask permission to use image from a publication

I am involved in an EU H2020 project in which we are developping some educational and support material for companies to support them in implementing energy effeciency measures. Factsheets will be made ...
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Tools for team citation metrics

I'm looking for a tool that will let me track citations for my team, related to a certain project. I know there are plenty of tools that let me track my citations, but I want to track metrics for a ...
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The concept of state of the art references in review of a paper

My question is that what improvement in introduction of a paper or other parts of paper the authors should do when the reviewers wrote the following sentence: The authors have missed many important ...
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Should a dissertation cite the chapter within the dissertation or the published manuscript?

I'm in the process putting together a dissertation by publication and one of the manuscripts builds upon previously published work. As a result, the manuscript as a chapter in the dissertation has ...
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How to cite primary source first found in secondary source?

I have the following situation (I am in the humanities): I am writing a paper. In that paper, I several times cite a particular scholar's book. Now, in that book, this scholar cites (not quotes) a ...
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Using et al. for a last / senior author rather than for a first author

Suppose a paper has authors A, B, C, and D. The first author, A, isn't in academia anymore, and much of my work is inspired by the senior author, D. I've also only communicated with author D. Can I ...
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How do you properly cite an advertisement from a website online in APA formatting?

I can't find an answer to this question anywhere. How do you properly cite an advertisement from a website online in APA formatting? Is it just: Company. (Year, Month Day of Ad Retrieval). Ad ...
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Writing Thesis: Copying from published papers [closed]

I'm aware that some institutions offer something that is called 'Thesis by Publication' (sandwich thesis) but that's not available to me. I'm trying to work out what pitfalls there may be to simply ...
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Citation type for a NIST Publications

In my masters thesis I need to cite from "NIST Special Publication 800-22". We are to use IEEE referencing style and I am using an online LaTeX editor to get this done. Now that this document I need ...
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How to ask someone to be cited in their paper?

I have published a paper last year (with other colleagues) where, among other things, we demonstrated a certain formula. Recently another paper, independently, demonstrated basically the same formula ...
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h-index and patent citation

This question arises because I noticed in the past the patent articles in my Google scholar was cited and included in the rank for h-indexing. Since last year, these citations were removed, only to ...
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Is three citations per paragraph excessive for undergraduate research paper? [closed]

I've had a teacher tell me that I needed to have 3 citations per paragraph in my paper. The paper is to be 20 pages long. Is this level of citation (over 200 individual in-text citations in the paper) ...
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What's the proper way to (APA) reference a settlement agreement?

I want to reference an exhibit from the following document (it's been split into separate parts): Exhibits: https://targetbreachsettlement.com/Portals/0/Documents/Settlement%20Agreement%20Exhibits....
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why do some research articles not have issue number?

How can I get the information for issue number for this article? I am trying to cite this article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004060901300117X?via%3Dihub doi: https://doi.org/...
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Can we cite from viXra?

Today I just found this website viXra.org the paper I looked at has author name but no other info about the author such as university or work. in addition there was no references at all? Can I ...
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Changing the Reference but keep the paragraph as is

I am doing research for PhD in Artificial Intelligence. When I started my first writing I used to look for any article in the web. There are many articles in good websites that are specialized in AI ...
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Are the number of citations and number of published articles the most important criteria for a tenure promotion?

Recently I had a conversation with a very well known scientist in my working field about the most important indicators to get a tenured academic position. This person is 80 years old and has been a ...
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How old can references or sources in a thesis be?

I have read that references in scientific papers should be no more than 2-3 years old, since such fields move fast, and no more than 10 years for arts or related fields: A good rule of thumb is to ...
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How to correct citations in Google Scholar?

Some of the publications have cited my work. But Google scholar is unable to identify those citations and link with my account. I think it is because my name in the references of article has been ...
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Arxiv updated references not tracked by Google scholar

I uploaded a preprint to arxiv and then uploaded a second version after 2 weeks with additional references. It seems that it has been more than a month but Google Scholar is unable to track the ...
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Why and how to reference chemical vendors in paper

In my paper I used a chemical bought from Sigma-Aldrich. I've seen some papers refer to the chemical vendor, so my questions are: Why should I include the chemical vendor in my paper? How should I ...
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How to make a software documentation “officially” citable?

We are currently finishing the implementation of a scientific software library. It's the first project of this type for me and I'm curious, how to make the software citable in a similar way to Molpro ...
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Inappropriate reference requests from Journal reviewers

A journal article I submitted to a highly reputable journal has been returned with a number of revisions requested, most of which are useful and helpful and will improve the quality of the article. ...
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Does every paper in mathematics have Zbl and MR?

I need to insert the Zbl and MR of papers given in the reference of my paper. I can't find Zbl of some the papers. for example the paper On Inverse Eigenvalue Problems for Two Kinds of Special Banded ...
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What is the term for a list of interviews?

If 'bibliography' is a list of literature and 'discography' is a list of musical recordings, is there a term for a list of interviews? Of course I could just cite everything under 'references' but ...
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What's an appropriate phrasing of a caveat about self-citation?

I'm writing some report, and at a certain point I give an example by citation. The citation format is such that you don't see any names (e.g. "[123]") without visiting the bibliography; or maybe it's ...
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An unused reference in a research paper

I am in a process of making a paper camera-ready for publication. In the reference section, I have listed some works, which are not referenced in the text. For example, can I write in the main text: ...
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Google Scholar: Where/How to send Emails to make corrections to them? [duplicate]

It looks to me that various articles of mine have huge parts of missing citations from various published papers from other people. For example, by checking adsabs.harvard.edu, I find many more ...
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How to cite an Amazon page product?

We are supposed to cite product's pages on Amazon (to cite the price). Which informations are we supposed to put in the bibliography?
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How to use over 40 book references in one single thesis?

It is a problem of methodology, I don't know how to contain all these books in my draft. Am I supposed to summarize them, critic them or to analyze them? Am I supposed to refer to every writer of ...
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Will EasyChair preprints be automatically indexed by Google Scholar?

Is anyone aware if a preprint uploaded to EasyChairs preprint server will automatically be indexed by Google Scholar, or do I need to manually add the citation to my profile?
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In medical research, what is the relative value of confirming old work vs. new discoveries?

I am an MS student in medical immunology. I am looking for my research proposal, and would like to get a nice publication (i.e., publish in a journal with a high impact factor). Given this, is it ...
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Citing a paper published multiple times

This question is a special case of this one, which has no satisfying answer in my opinion. I often encounter papers that have been published twice (or more), without any modification. An example is ...
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reprinting permission of an instrument image on a website

I have read about reprinting other authors tables and figures, but I couldn't find anything on reprinting laboratory instrument pictures from their manufacturer websites. Can I use instrument photos ...
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Cheaper alternative citation managers for Mendeley [duplicate]

I am using Mendeley for paper and citation manager. Mendeley have 2 thing I need: index, searchable in all paper (title, author, content, ...) auto-lookup all information (title, author, conf, ...). ...
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Citing contemporaneous (interlaced?) preprints

In my area of research distributing preprints of results is very common. Consider the following seqence of events: Group A finishes paper P, distributes it as a preprint and submits to a journal ...