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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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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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Is there any way to find the most-cited papers that match a keyword?

Let's say Google Scholar has a million matches for a certain keyword, but I only want to see the 100 most-cited ones. Is there any way to do this? (Note that "Sort by Relevance" doesn't ...
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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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Why is bibguru not detecting an ISBN reference?

The WHO have a report entitled Global report on hypertension The race against a silent killer ISBN 978-92-4-008106-2 When I put the ISBN in BibGuru it cannot find the report. Which is strange as it'...
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Is 18 references in a 18 page article too little?

I'm about to submit my paper which is about predicting the apparent geothermal gradient in a country using a machine learning algorythm, the main motivation is the fact that the country only has heat ...
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Best methods to send citations to co-reviewers

I am currently conducting a systematic review and have finalised my initial extraction. I need to send a list of citations to my co-reviewers so that they can screen the relevant citations. Does ...
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How do I start a priority dispute?

I'm hoping to get advice on this issue. Here's a rough chronology: A few years ago, I published a method on arXiv and presented it at a few conferences. I tried publishing the work in a journal, but ...
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How to cite oneself as co-author without all names, for graduate school CV application?

I saw someone posed similar question before, but I would like to know for biostatistics/clinical trials papers, if my name is listed in the 10th authors, how should I cite the work without mentioning ...
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Citing general information about visualization in related papers

I have been reading multiple (20+) physics research articles on related topics, which use different visualizations for the same thing. I want to state that a certain visualization is used less often ...
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Is having the same reference twice a mistake?

I'm looking at an IEEE paper: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85135877899&partnerID=8YFLogxK Here, the same reference is listed twice: Reference [31] and reference [45] are citing the ...
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Author's last name is misspelled online but not in the PDF. How do I cite the paper?

When checking the 'References' section of my manuscript, I noticed that the last name of one of the authors of one paper has a typo. Searching for the source of the typo led me to the paper's page on ...
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ChatGPT-alike for local abundant PDFs

I have a lot of PDF files collected using such tools as Mendeley or Zotero (thousands of files). I want to use ChatGPT-like to ask questions based on these PDF files (for example: "What is the ...
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Is "e.g." ever needed in parenthetical citations?

It seems to me that "e.g." is rarely needed in parenthetical citations because readers assume that the works listed are examples taken from all works on the topic. For example: "This ...
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How do I cite multiple papers from a single book in the oxford humanities style?

I am trying to cite multiple papers from each of several collections of papers, published as books (mostly as 'in memoriam' collections). They are not cited at the same point, in most cases. For ...
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APA reference for a search page, a query, or the underlying database: which one and how

A student wants to properly reference a source that is not a typical one as far as I know (and to do it using APA 7 style). She is finding a lot of useful information by means of a query in the search ...
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Duration of article citations to appear in web of science

My articles were cited in a web of science (wos) journal. My citations appeared in google academic. But these citations still do not appear in wos. Is there a certain period of time required for the ...
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How to paraphrase and cite correctly a large thesis section with only one or two textbook sources?

Context I have developed a program, which relies on a pretty common and well studied statistical method. It seems sensible to provide an extensive summary on the mathematical basis of this algorithm (...
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Which date (received, accepted, published) is relevant when citing a paper?

I want to cite this article in my thesis. Which date should I to use in my bibliography? At the beginning of the article, there are three dates Received 28 April 2021 Accepted: 5 November 2021 ...
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Email other people to cite your paper? [duplicate]

I noticed that someone posted a paper on arxiv that has a good overlap with a paper of mine, including some key inspirations/lemmas. However, it seems like there was no reference to my work or the ...
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How to publicize my rewrite of another group's software, should I try to get citations for it, and how would I attribute original authors

Four years ago, another group published a paper describing a new method for estimating an important parameter in my field. The method is theoretically elegant, has good accuracy in their benchmarks, ...
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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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Adding bibliographic information on arXiv

ArXiv offers the option to add bibliographic information once a paper is published in a journal. To do so, it asks me to add a Journal Reference and the Journal version DOI. Does ArXiv gather the ...
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Do I need to refer to a publication which provides a useful summary of primary sources?

If a secondary source provides a great summary of a primary source, do I need to cite that secondary source? For instance, what if Foo, B. (2009) wrote the following: World (2003) maps factors which ...
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Do published research papers cite preprints?

Do journals publish papers that cite preprints? I have an article where a good chunk of work is based on a preprint and I have cited it, accordingly. But that preprint was released on arXiv in 2021 ...
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How to cite different pages of the same book in IEEE using Mendeley reference manager?

I do know that the same book should be mentioned only once in the citation list regardless of the number of different page sections or chapters being cited of that book. I also know that different ...
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Uploading adapted research code with missing licence

I adapted some code from a public GitHub repository for a paper, and I have to upload my code to make my work reproducible. I cite the work for which the repository was created in the paper and added ...
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Should I cite pubpeer comments?

My background is in biomedical research. Citing preprints seem to be an acceptable practice now, which are non peer-reviewed materials. My question is: what about pubpeer comments? They are also not ...
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Complicated citation of sources

I am writing an essay and have to use the Chicago 17th edition notes and bibliography style. One of my sources is a book. Within the book is a collection of 30 historical documents. Some of these ...
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