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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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How can I cite something which doesn't have any related research-paper published?

Suppose, I want to cite a framework written in Python (in my case it is: Keras) that doesn't have any related research paper published. I saw other papers used in-line URLs, URLs in the citation, ...
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Can I include Figures and Texts from IEEE/ACM publications in my PhD thesis?

I am currently writing my Ph.D. thesis. The thesis is in computer science specifically the data science domain. The thesis will be based on my 8 first-authored publications in IEEE, ACM and springer. ...
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I might be rediscovering someone else's result. What should I do?

I am writing a paper presenting a mathematical theorem I recently proved. However, while reading one of the papers that I am citing, I found out that the same result (or something very similar) might ...
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Top 1000 cited papers

I have a couple of ideas in mind for using machine learning to look for correlations between text and metadata of scientific papers and the number of times the papers have been cited, for which I ...
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Copyright Rules Regarding Figure Reproduction

A paper I wrote was recently accepted for publication. In one of our figures, we report our results juxtaposed against results from another paper published in a different journal. To perform a ...
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Wrong references in research paper [closed]

I came across around 10 wrong references in a medical research paper (still reading). How many citation errors (wrong references) are acceptable? Or: how many wrong references are still ok to be ...
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How to refer results from my project thesis for my master thesis?

I am continuing the topic from my project thesis as my master thesis with more additional work. I have to refer/cite to some of my own results from the Project thesis in my master thesis document. Is ...
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Can I use a researchgate article on my websites resource page?

I am involved with Vinpro's Gen-Z viticulture project and we are busy establishing a website to document our demo results and findings. I am just wondering if it is possible to use a researchgate ...
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How to cite a whitepaper that was removed by vendor's website

A hardware vendor had released a whitepaper about its product. The document was downloadable through a dynamically generated link, which didn't allow to save it through the Internet Archive. Moreover, ...
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SHA-256 research paper and referencing FIPS

I've posted this first one the Cryptography SE but was advised to move it here due to the very nature of the question. Anyway, for my college thesis I've decided to do a full stack project on SHA-256. ...
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Do I need to specify pages when citing a book?

I am citing the book Statistical Power Analysis for the behavioral sciences from pages 77 to 81. It seems @book in bibtex has no option for pages though. (I know I can use @inbook but if pages ...
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Why are articles and books formatted differently in many citation styles?

Why are articles and books formatted differently in many citation styles? Proceedings, websites, theses and other works are also formatted in their own way. It really looks very inconsistent and makes ...
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How to easily get metrics about a paper's internal referencing?

Is there a tool that can give me some data on the bibliography with regard to the paper it's attached to? I mean, something that can tell me which reference is referred to most often throughout the ...
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How to add citation for the whole section of a report?

I'm preparing a report for the company where I work and the whole section in a chapter of the report (the theoretical part) is from a text book. Of course I've summarized the book but the whole ...
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Lying about date accessed so people don't think you procrastinated

Is it generally a big case of academic integrity/plagiarism to lie about the date accessed of a certain document or whatever when making citations, at least in the following case? The case: The idea ...
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Does moving references in Mendeley affect its citations in MS Word? [closed]

I want to organise references in Mendeley (moving them in folders, etc.). Does this process will affect my recent citations in MS Word?
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In my thesis, do all sources I've cited need to be mentioned in the Literature Review?

I'm writing a Masters Thesis and am just not sure if every source I've cited in my thesis, I need to disuss in the Literature Review?
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If I list a book in Bibliography, do I need to take permission?

If I list a book in my book's bibliography, do I need to take permission from the publisher of that book that I am listing? I will list title, author and publisher and year, but not the page numbers ...
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I spotted a paper with an absurd amount of self citations. Is this normal?

I spotted a paper with around 106 citations, around which 86 are just the author citing himself. Now I understand that people do this to work on their previous studies, but 86? That's around just 20 ...
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I spotted a paper which has six pages worth of plagiarism: should I report it to the editor of the journal?

I spotted a 2019 paper which literally copy-pastes paragraphs from a 2011 paper and doesn't cite them. The author (who is different than the 2011 paper's) claims that as their own research paper. ...
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Is paraphrasing with citation considered plagiarism?

As part of a thesis, I paraphrased a text from a peer-reviewed research paper and cited it at the end. But one of my friends thinks it's plagiarism. I wonder if anyone can make a comparison between ...
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Is it plagiarism to retell the sentences in textbook during closed book examination essay without a citation?

During a time-limited closed-book final exam, I was asked to write an essay summarizing what I learned in this course. I used a lot of key knowledge points and conceptual explanations from the ...
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Should I cite code that I've been explicitly told I can use [closed]

For an assignment we were told "You may make use of any code from the lab classes, even code appearing in the solutions". Would it be recommended I cite the lab code I have used or not?
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Why does information need a citation, but an image needs a credit line?

I am using some images from the National Archives in my article, and it is my understanding they are in the public domain. I wrote to the National Archives requesting confirmation on usage rights and ...
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Formatting issues (wrt. Epub Date) in Word reference list managed with Endnote

I'm using Word with the Endnote plugin (and the JAMIA style). As you can see below, Endnote inserts "published Online First: Epub Date". From what I can tell only in references where there's ...
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How to report bugs for Google Scholar?

I have a paper published in 2021. However, for some odd reason, Google Scholar lists citations from papers that were published years before mine, which means it's impossible they cited my paper. Where ...
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Is it acceptable to cite good papers published in predatory journals? [duplicate]

I am facing a little bit of a conundrum. I am currently writing a research paper in a pretty niche industry field and I am going through a literature review. During this process, I have found a ...
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Google Scholar paper losing citations

One of my papers on Google scholar used to have 5 citations. It later went down to 4 and is now on 3. My other papers are monotonically increasing. But I've had this one paper that seems to have lost ...
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Permission to use video still (screenshot from a video) in a research article

I need to use YouTube video stills (images taken as screenshots from a video) in an article I am currently writing. How should I take permission to use the images? The email or other contact ...
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Secondary citation with APA 7th - Does one have to adpot the quotation style?

Let's say an author A doesn't use APA 7th and quotes an author B. I cannot access author B's publication and therefore use a secondary quote. Do I then need to adpot the quotation style of author A ...
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When citing from a foreign language and inluding a translation - what is correct?

Which version is correct (using APA7)?: "Die Sonne ist hell. [The sun is bright]" (Müller, 2010, S. 1) "Die Sonne ist hell." [The sun is bright] (Müller, 2010, S. 1) So - ...
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How to cite if one mentions an author several times in a paragraph using APA7?

I have a short paragraph in my text where I summarize the research questions of an author. I begin with The goal of the author is ... ... leading to his research questions as stated now: Now there ...
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Fast vs. final .bib file - making google-scholar .bib file publication-ready

Making literature review I typically browse google Scholar, cite interesting work, download BibTex from scholar into my .bib file on overleaf - that is it. Which is more than fine for me... until the ...
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How accurate are Taylor & Francis' "online first" page numbers?

Taylor & Francis publishes some articles "online first" before they are assigned to a particular issue and page numbers are added. They thus have page numbers starting at 1. I have ...
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Citing literature reference as a statement of purpose title

I'm currently putting the finishing touches on a few grad school applications, and some of them require that my statement of purpose has a title. For one reason or another, I decided that the title of ...
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If I derive a formula for a paper do I need to put the derivation directly in a paper?

Let's say that I derived a formula that I am using in a paper, without any prior knowledge of the formula. Do I need to then put my derivation directly in my paper, or could I submit a supplementary ...
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Can you reference a book if the author forbids it? Or maybe I have misunderstood the legal part of the book?

I would like to reference thoughts from a book, which would be a legal and normal thing to do, but there is a part on the first page of the book which makes me confused. Maybe the author forbids even ...
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Copyright permissions vs fair use to include an image from Amazon

Hopefully, this isn't too off-topic or repetitive. I'm writing my dissertation, and I am finishing up the last chapter discussing some of the experiments I did. In that chapter, I discuss a pump I ...
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Is it necessary to add editors in citation?

I am adopting the MLA citation style. If a book is written by a principal author with an editor, is it obligatory to add an editor of the book in citation?
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Why do universities place so much importance on citation counts and impact factors when evaluating researchers?

Impact factors and citation counts are widely used metrics to judge the reputation of researchers. However, these metrics can be misleading, and in some cases can be manipulated. Why do universities ...
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How to name introductory statement for a research paper?

I have written a research paper and was told that I should include a preamble at the start explaining who had the idea for the project, who my supervisor was and the name of the company. My question ...
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Discussing the technical errors with referencing to unofficial experience

I would like to present and discuss the technical issues of used software, which crippled/damaged some of my final data during the data processing (Still I have a sufficient amount of data for the ...
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Do I need to list any references for common knowledge? [duplicate]

When writing a book about a subject, if all your text is in your own words, and, contains only commonly known, fundamental, well established knowledge about the subject, which can all be seen in tons ...
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Harvard referencing - Multiple Authors

I am using Harvard referencing for my thesis draft, however, I am a bit confused with how to cite multiple authors (4 or more) in the bibliography. Specifically, I have been finding contradicting ...
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How to cite my advisor on my own thesis?

There is one section inside a chapter of my thesis that ended up written by my advisor. As it stands right now, I think it should have quotation marks, and then to add the reference from where it's ...
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How would I search for an bibliographical link which is no longer available?

I was searching data in regard to the strength of magnetic fields and got a a bibliographical link to what I was searching. Regrettably, the link is no longer functional and is on a language in which ...
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Can I use citation of used machine learning methods from O'reilly?

I would like to describe my used machine learning methods in the methodology of my thesis and my source is Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras & TensorFlow from O´Reilly. I ...
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Is it serious: wrong description of a correct citation in my published paper?

I published a journal paper about one year ago. I used content from other people's work with correct citation, but I described it with the wrong organization name. For example: Sam, from NYU, reported ...
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Which year for book reference: Copyright date or Library of Congress entry

The verso of the title-leaf says "Copyright (C) 2004 by Ken Author". A few lines down comes the "Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data" which in the second but last ...
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How to cite works that is cited in the works

in APA 7, How do I cite works that have text cited previously. For example: Author Smith (2020) has a sentence in published works: This is an important sentence (Jones, 2010; Franks, 2011; & ...
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