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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Crediting Authors who are not Cited in an Article but have influenced it using Chicago Author-Date System in the Humanities

How would I credit an author's particular article who is not cited in my text but who has influenced my work? I am not referring to any kind of general mentorship or any personal connection. According ...
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How to cite a drug name in AMA Style journal article?

In my paper, I have used a drug name called Metformin. But I received a comment from Editor to cite the drug name. May I know how can I cite the drug name in AMA style? There could be multiple ...
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Can the “and” word be replaced by the ampersand, “&”, in citations with IEEE style?

Can the "and" word be replaced by the ampersand "&" in citations with IEEE style? I have searched for an answer to this question online but I did not find anything so far.
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When mentioning a website, parenthesis or reference?

In terms of IEEE style(IEEEtran) and ACM style(ACMsmall), respectively. For example, when I mention Stack Overflow, should it be Stack Overflow [1] or Stack Overflow (www.stackoverflow.com)
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Do you have to cite your own pre-print?

I am writing a paper that is based on previous work I have done that I have published as a pre-print. I am submitting it to a conference. However it is significantly improved and different. The ...
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Citing a short story within a collection within another collection

Its collections all the way down today. I am usually pretty sure about my works cited pages, but I just ran into something that has me stumped. I am citing "Araby" from James Joyce's ...
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Will a journal reject a paper for citing an Encyclopedia?

When writing a paper, when I identify some area I'm uncertain of, I try to track down a good source in JSTOR, the library, etc. I am in a situation where I found there is no academic source available ...
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How to cite/credit a photograph using Turabian?

I contacted some owner of some historical photographs and obtained permission to use them in my work. They asked I put a line under the photograph to indicate simply author and photo number (they have ...
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Should a history book written as a narrative be disregarded as a source?

Recently, I found several sources relevant to my research paper, and also written by prominent historians, but the book is written in first person, in some narrative form, with dialogue added. I find ...
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How to find a *to-be-published* paper

An article I'm reading references another article as: [6] J. Wess and B. Zumino, CERN preprint TH 1857 (1974), Nucl. Phys. B, to be published It is explained in the article I'm reading that "...
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Is it bad-practice to have a high citation to content ratio in academic writing? [duplicate]

I'm writing a high school history textbook. While writing my book, I'm finding its becoming very heavily laden with sources. If I used Turabian's footnote style, they tend to fill half the page. ...
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Citation of Reports from Environmental Agency [closed]

I need to cite a report from different Agencies. I have never cited a report before, and on the Internet, I only found how to cite papers, books, or theses. Can anyone give me a good example or help ...
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Inline Citations and Abbreviation/Acronym locations

The question I have is two-fold, but it's basically the same question for citations and abbreviations. Let's say that I'm writing a thesis and I want to briefly mention a term which I hope to define ...
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My research is on specific publications and their publishers. Should I include all articles mentioned in the bibliography?

My dissertation is on magazine publishers. My primary source material includes magazines. My query is, should I include all the articles mentioned in the bibliography? Or only those that I consider ...
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Peer review: Is this “citation tower” a bad practice?

I am peer-reviewing an article "A" and I found something interesting. The authors use a mathematical lemma (which is just an inequality) for which they cite article "B". I have ...
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Mendeley: how to add document from bibliography entry?

I'm starting to write my bachelor thesis. It's my first time ever using citation software to manage the citations in the document and to generate the bibliography at the end of the document. So bear ...
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CSL category for computer science

I use CSL to manage my bibliography entries. However, I do not know how what category to choose for a computer science book (e.g. on artificial intelligence). I think that neither "engineering&...
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A paper is published in a book, conference and its proceedings, should I cite it as book, conference or conference proceeding paper?

I use Mendeley reference manager and sometimes import articles from browser to my Mendeley Library using browser extension. Import is totally fine but I am having two confusions after importing: Some ...
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Citation help in APA format [closed]

I'm not sure if this question belongs here - if not please redirect me to the right place. I want to cite http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/cccr2018/National-CCCR-2018.pdf in APA ...
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Is it illegal to explain someone else's research paper on my website? [closed]

Can I explain someone else's research paper on my website if I am properly citing the paper author with a link from where I got access to that paper? The website takes no credit for the paper but only ...
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Entering the correct Publisher and Editor in a BibTex citation

I would like to enter a PDF book I have purchased into a bibtex library using JabRef. JabRef requires the publisher and editor information for "Book" type entries. In the inside cover of my ...
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Do I need to ask permission to provide a narrative of a scholar's methods?

I am writing a secondary school archaeology and history textbook. I'm inspired to adjust the book based on two types of students: Some are excited about what they are studying, and tell their career ...
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I submitted my revised paper in elsevier journal. It's been more than 15 days, how much time it takes to give final decision [duplicate]

After submitting the revised manuscript in the Elsevier journal, how much time it takes to give a final decision or minor revision. It's been already more than 15 days. Should I wait or can I enquire ...
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Where do the references / sources for Definitions go in a thesis?

I have been asked to historicise my terms, so i have a brief explanations for each definition in the front matter section. Where do the references for these go? With the references with the main text?...
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If a reviewer comments that the overall writing needs to be improved will they reject if some errors remain?

I submitted the major revision and one reviewer's comment was to improve the overall writing. I'm trying to improve the flow and writing, but some grammatical errors and typos are still left. Will ...
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How to count non-self citations of articles?

In Google Scholar, I can view the number of citations of each article, but this includes self-citations. Is there a way to view the number of non-self citations? In this tweet from 2019, the author ...
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Citing books: international edition or the original edition?

I am based in India and typically only have access to "International" editions of various books (i.e., edition which is for sale in the Indian subcontinent/select countries only). I now need ...
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How to sort all the papers referenced by a given paper by citation count?

Here is what I want to do: Given a paper, find the set of all papers referenced by it Sort this set of papers by some "importance metric," for example, the citation count. I find some ad-...
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Does a lecturer need to cite their teaching material? [duplicate]

My lecturer uses powerpoints as a teaching material. During the first class she told me that we are using a book as resource for our class. But one day I realised that some parts are not from the book....
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Is Mozilla Developer Network a valid source to cite?

I'd like to cite MDN for my thesis, but since it's a wiki I'm a little afraid to cite it, although it's peer reviewed as well.
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Appendix in research paper? [closed]

Should I include an appendix before or after the reference for my course physics project? Thanks.
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Citing a general fact but applying it to a specific point I'm making in a sentence

Here are two sentences from a paper I'm writing: In addition to being context specific, competencies try to describe what a person needs to succeed in a context at a useful level of abstraction. This ...
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Easiest way to get a bibtex citation of a paper that scholar is still not showing its proper published paper?

For some reason, even papers published in very places like ICLR, still don't get updated on scholar, for example "HOW POWERFUL ARE GRAPH NEURAL NETWORKS?" paper still shows as arxiv in ...
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How do search engines calculate citations when both a preprint and a published journal/conference version of a paper exists?

Let's say that I wrote my research paper and then I published it as a preprint on the ArXiv, and I got citations for this preprint. Afterwards, my same paper has been peer reviewed by a journal then ...
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Do journal editors check self-citations?

Do journal editors check self-citations? If I cite two of my papers, would it be a problem?
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Finding citeable statistics [closed]

I am in the process of writing a literature review as part of an application for a master's course and would like to cite Facebook as being the world's most active/ popular social media (or 2nd or 3rd ...
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References in supplemental material - include in main reference section?

I have some supplemental material that condenses results from a couple of studies in a table (Supplemental Table 1). In the manuscript I refer to my supplemental table. My question is: where should I ...
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PhD Thesis: citation for common knowledge and high level summary

Background: Neuroscience, India My thesis is based on the use of machine learning for some neuroscience data. Since I do not expect the readers to be aware of machine learning details, I have written ...
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APA Citation Followed by in-text reference to figure

I want to provide a parenthetical citation along with a reference to a figure in my text. What is the proper way to format this? Blah blah blah (Li et al., 1994, 1997) (Figure 1). Blah blah blah (Li ...
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Can free plagiarism tools cause plagiarism false positives when students upload content checked with free tools to the Turnitin?

As a lecturer I have advised many students to use a free plagiarism checker tool and get verified your work is plagiarism free, when they don't have access to a widely-used paid tool like Turnitin. I ...
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How can I find the altmetrics for a specific paper?

Alternative metrics for a paper, include not just the citations in other academic journals, but also all Twitter mentions, citations in Wikipedia, citations across the Stack Exchange network, etc. The ...
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Referencing and Plagiarism

If a specific sentence is not in-text referenced but the website used is mentioned on the reference page, is it considered plagiarism?
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Is there an attribution obligation for arXiv preprints with the standard license?

I'm currently learning more about arXiv's different licenses. One of them is arXiv's own perpetual, non-exclusive license. Unlike the CC licenses, it does not seem to include any clauses on ...
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Is it okay to cite a supplemental attachment when referencing a previously published technique or method? (advanced materials and surface science)

The thorough answer to Roadmap and possible pitfalls for a first-time software author to publish a paper on a Python package? covers the issue nicely, and it's not yet clear if in my case this paper ...
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How to cite an old poem which appears in a new collection/anthology put together by a different editor? (Chicago)

According to CMS, we should cite a poem in an anthology as we would a chapter in an edited book. But, what if the poem was orginally written in another year? eg. Hàn Mặc Tử. [1939] 2009.“Hồn là ai?” (...
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How to cite WHO published books in Endnote

I need to cite a book published by WHO preferably using endnote. How do I import book citation information like journals for journals in Endnote? This is the book I need to cite: https://www.who.int/...
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How to cite an entire section I rephrased from a book using APA style?

Let us say that I'm summarizing a chapter from a book. I'm rephrasing an entire section, let us say that the section is about scheduling algorithms which are taken from operating systems concepts book....
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Should amount of citation/references be taken into account when grading an assignment?

As I don't like looking up the internet and read all the materials or references and all that when doing assignment, thus I try to pay full attention during lectures and/or tutorials. Therefore, my ...
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Referencing mistake in masters dissertation [duplicate]

I handed in my masters dissertation a few weeks ago and I’ve now discovered a referencing mistake in my literature review. A medical publication I’d been citing has had a number of updates over the ...
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Author-Date style with Mendeley citation manager

I have recently started using Mendeley Desktop with Microsoft Word. I am using the Author-Date style of citation and have encountered some difficulties. I'm hoping someone has a solution. Here are the ...

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