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What is the meaning of retrieved paper?

What is the meaning of "retrieved journal" ? Can a retrieved article be cited in a paper? The article has a publication date (2018), but it has been written "retrieved 2024". I do ...
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Why does Google Scholar omit the publishers and editors in chapter citations?

I've noticed, at least in my own research, it seems to regularly do this with few exceptions. When trying to use Google Scholar's cite feature on a chapter of an edited volume, it gives a reduced ...
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Do we add references of the dataset?

I'm doing a thesis on the generic organisation of the conclusion section of research articles. I already had the authors' consent to use their conclusion sections as part of my data set and extracted ...
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What is the best way of citing a colleagues not yet given conference presentation?

I am finishing a paper and will probably submit within the next month or so. I would like to cite the upcoming conference presentation of a colleague (wich will also be published as a conference paper ...
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How does Google Scholar handle pre-print citations?

Sometimes a paper appears as a pre-print first, and then in a peer-reviewed form, possibly with more authors. And people might cite one or the other, and sometimes both. Google Scholar can probably ...
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Manually adding citations to ResearchGate

The source information of scientific publications uploaded to ResearchGate is often not recognized automatically. As a result, the cited works cannot be recorded in the statistics. The question ...
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I am citing from a paper which confused the word "affective" and "affectionate", what should I do?

I understand that with minor spelling mistakes you use [sic] or just [brackets]. However, in this case, I think the author accidentally wrote the wrong word. It looks odd to write affect[ionat]e and ...
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Best practices for citing a reference you've found an error in

I am writing a mathematics paper and citing a particular reference in a peer-reviewed mathematical journal. It turns out that the result I reference is ultimately correct, but the proof has an error ...
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I am not getting academic credit for code I have written for my PhD, when it was later used in other research. Should I complain?

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 ensure that you'll get "credit" when your conference talk is cited?

I don't mean in the sense of ensuring that someone correctly cites your talk when they reference it in their own work, but rather that that citation actually ends up counting towards things like your ...
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Is it common to cite the numbers of results a search engine yields as evidence for the prevalence of something online?

Is it common in academia to include the number of results a Google search on a keyword yields as an evidence for the prevalence of something online? I'm not intending to base my research paper on ...
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My paper is being cited in vaccine misinformation. What do I do?

I have recently discovered that anti-vaxxers have been citing one of my papers on Twitter and elsewhere as evidence of a specific 5G-related conspiracy theory surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Of ...
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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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Is it bad to get 40% on TurnitIn?

I submitted my Anthropology paper about abortion in the United States to my teacher, and I saw the Turnitin report being 40%. Needless to say, I almost got a heart attack (figuratively, but it felt ...
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Getting caught by plagiarism checkers [closed]

I've been writing for people but I'm sick of a plagiarism checker known as 1text. It gives plagiarism reports for words and I don't understand why a word can't be the same on different websites. Can ...
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Can free plagiarism tools cause plagiarism false positives when students upload content checked with free tools to Turnitin?

As a lecturer, I have advised many students to use a free plagiarism checker tool to verify their work is plagiarism free, when they don't have access to a widely-used paid tool like Turnitin. I ...
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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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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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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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How to obtain the h-index or number of publications for a given academic as a function of time?

Services like Google Scholar can provide you with the h-index of a given author at present. Is there a way or a service that provides a time series of the h-index (or the number of publications) as a ...
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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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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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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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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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How to add bibliographic data to a Google Scholar article?

A recent article of mine has just been successfully crawled by the Google Scholar robots; however, since the article is quite large (>40 MB), only the abstract and some basic journal metadata was ...
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How do I make a parenthetical citation for a speech?

I'm writing a position paper and wanted to quote part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. What do I cite: the speech, or the website I got it from? What should I put ...
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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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How are the effects of published errors accounted for?

Imagine a researcher publishing a paper that contains a key error in some fact or figure. This error slips through review and ends up being cited in future papers. Later, the original researcher ...
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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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Chicago Manual of Style (Author-Date) in-text citation help for quoting a politician speaking in a House of Commons Debate

The general in-text citation rule is this (for a quotation): (Last name Year, Page Number). In 13.65 (17th Edition), CMoS gives an example of a detailed in-text citation: ... text in the quote ...
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Is this citation for reference correct? (APA 7th edition)

Is the citation in APA 7th edition format correct for this technical report? Citation: Servan-Schreiber, D., Cleeremans, A., & McClelland, J. L. (1988). Encoding sequential structure in simple ...
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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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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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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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Case where superscripted footnote reference numbers may be in brackets or parentheses

Is there a particular case when footnote or endnote reference numbers placed in brackets or parentheses? Is this done in block quotations to distinguish reference numbers contained in the original ...
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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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How to cite and reference forthcoming sources to appear in a Festschrift

It’s not uncommon, at least not in my field, to refer to articles, books, chapters, etc., which have not yet been published. In in-text citations, these simply appear as Author (fc.) (or forthc. or ...
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Do I need to cite this information?

In an introduction to my paper I have given a basic introduction to Machine learning and how an investigation is conducted. None of the information is really specific to any source - it’s basically an ...
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Cite chapter without number in IEEE

I'm writing a report where I need to use the following document as a reference: https://ibex-core.readthedocs.io/en/latest/03_reference/index.html I want to cite this reference as accurately as ...
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Citing the present study to validate information

In geology, it is common to describe structures observed on land. Very often, these structures are described in detail and then an interpretation is provided to explain how the structures have ...
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Chicago Manual of Style footnote question: one author, split source

I'm citing a journal article that was published in two parts, one week apart. Everything is the same--the title, author, journal, etc. Cornelia G. Harcum, “A Study of Dietetics among the Romans,” ...
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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 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 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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Citations error

I published a paper and I have it in my profile. While I can find other versions of that which have different citations. The problem is that some of the citations from other versions are not included ...
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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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