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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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I am continuing with my Master's thesis on the same topic I worked on in my Bachelor's thesis. How much can I reuse to avoid self-plagiarism?

In my Bachelor's thesis, I implemented four new compression algorithms into a small Java library developed at my university (used only internally for teaching purposes). In my actual Bachelor's thesis ...
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How do I cite a pullout of a news release?

How do I cite the pullout? Should I just cite the original? What would the bibtex be? The pullout has information that is extremely useful, and I have not found the thing I needed anywhere else. (I ...
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Is there a copyright in researchgate [closed]

If I upload my research to researchgate, will this guarantee me copyright? Because I sent my research there and I added it to the site with ease and no one has reviewed it before sending it.
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How to get recognition (e.g. in Google Scholar) from all the citations to my website

If you search my website (https://example.com) at Google Scholar, you get 400+ results. There are dozens of papers that mention my website because it shows valuable and concise data about thousands of ...
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Should I apologise to a professor for not citing his paper?

Last year, I went to a math conference to present new results in my paper 1, which was just submitted to a journal. Afterwards, a well-known Professor X approached me to discuss the paper. He seemed ...
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Journal publications/citations data at Scimago (SJR)

For defining Impact Factor, Wikipedia uses an example of Nature with the following data 2016 papers = 880 2017 papers = 902 2018 citations = 74,090 leading to the 2017 Impact Factor of 41.577 for ...
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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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Chicago citation of quote in quote

In my paper, I am quoting a sentence which involves a quote from another paper. I am using Chicago style notes and bibliography. How should I do this? See the example below: Hoffman concludes, “...
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How to adjust Mendeley to get the specific style?

I normally use Mendeley for citing references in my research work. Normally, It will be like that, which is under American Sociological Association 6th Edition style. Neuhaus, J. M., L. Sticher, F. ...
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Citing figures in APA 7th Ed

In my thesis I used two figures from a textbook, I included the proper citation under the figures in APA format (i.e. stating the copyright and all that) and I read that I also need to cite them in my ...
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What is the correct way of citing a book in a presentation (made using Beamer)

I am making slides for presentation using beamer. I have the following reference book in the bibliography in the following format [5]Author 1 and Author 2, book name, publication house, year I have ...
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Re-citing a math theorem with errors

A follow-up question to this: Citing a math theorem with errors Let's say a paper A has some error in a proof of a theorem and then I publish a paper B citing the theorem and its proof and also ...
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Citing your own stackexchange post?

Let's say I answer some question, either someone else's or my own (eg this, this or this), on, say, maths se. Then later say I have a class that gives a certain homework and for 1 of the problems in ...
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Publish a short summary of an accepted paper before proceedings

A paper I submitted as part of my PhD to an international conference has been recently accepted and I wish to publish a short translated summary to a national conference (which is allowed by them ...
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finding common references

My question is relatively straightforward. Is there a tool that takes multiple papers, reads through them and figures out which other papers these input papers refer to, and see the most commonly ...
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How to properly cite the source of pictures in powerpoint slides

I am giving a short presentation at a virtual conference soon, and would like to include some images from the internet in my presentation. Particularly, I'd like to use an image from this wolfram ...
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Permissions of an adapted figure for a thesis

I am looking to use a figure for my thesis. The figure itself is however (heavily) adapted from another paper. I am fine with reaching out to get permissions from both authors, but I am unsure if I ...
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Citing a not yet finished thesis

We would like to cite a not yet finished masters thesis in a project proposal, because the topic of the thesis is completely on point with the call. It shows that we are already actively working on ...
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How to cite statements in book based on unverifiable sources

While reading books on Indian politics (not aware if this happens outside as well), frequently the citations for a particular claim is some interview with a person being talked about. In this case, ...
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How do I get endrosment from a member in arxiv? [duplicate]

I tried to send a search to an arxive, but it asked me for endrosment from one of the members. What do I do? Do you have an idea how to get the endrosment?
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how much are citations increasing year-on-year?

Increasing citations of an individual or a journal across years is usually taken as an indication that this work is more impactful or gathering more interest. However, I suspect the number of journals,...
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Is there a way to generate a report on where my paper was cited within another paper?

I do not mean the citations as they come up in Google Scholar, but given a paper that has cited my paper, is there a way to figure out where in their paper they have cited my paper? The way I do it ...
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Order of name and title in references of CV

Since the references in a CV includes a few names of people and their titles, I would like to put them in an alphabet order. Note that in my country, family names are always put first, for example: ...
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How should I directly refer to works using the Harvard style?

I am not clear how a work should be cited directly in text using the Harvard style (specifically, the Harvard Bath variety). This is probably best explained through examples. Consider the alternatives:...
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If your field is so isolated that nobody cites your work, does that make you irrelevant?

A group of researchers work in a problem that no one else works on, hence these researchers are cited only by themselves. They cite other papers, too. How does the academia consider these cases? ...
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What reference type to use in EndNote to cite GitHub resources and how to cite

What reference type should I use in EndNote to cite a GitHub resource? And how do I cite the resource in the fields used in EndNote for the specific reference type?
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How to include both acronym/abbreviation and citation for a technical term in the same sentence

I'm having a hard time with a writing issue. I'm trying to write a paper on time-frequency transforms. These typically have a well-known abbreviation/acronym, and also a reference for their origin, e....
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Whom should I identify as the original contributor?

The paper [1] of Seidel in 1976 is commonly cited when peoples mention two-graphs, but Taylor wrote down the concept of regular two-graph, which is stronger than two-graph in his PhD thesis [2] in ...
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How do I cite the authors of a web page that is maintained by Google and other contributors (APA style)?

I have to cite a web page in my thesis and I am unsure how to do it. Unfortunately, I could not find anything helpful for my specific problem. The website is maintained by Google, but Google also ...
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What is the proper way to format citations for a section of notes on a single source?

I am writing my math thesis, and I have several sections that are primarily notes based on one source. As it is now, at the beginning of these sections I have "The theorems and definitions from ...
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Is it okay if you rely heavily in your proposal on information that you got from a PhD thesis rather than a well known book by a well known author?

Would potential supervisors be concerned about whether my main source is credible enough? (this is for a PhD in Literature)
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How to cite an article found on a webpage

I would like to cite the following pdf found in a website online in a personal article I'm working on: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/doc/texlive-doc/latex/base/encguide.pdf As you can see this ...
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Anyone start to doubt, whether their cited page numbers are correct? And how to improve?

Anyone start to doubt, whether their cited page numbers are correct? I seem to run to this constantly. Check e.g. BlahBlah 1994, p. 285-287, see it's okay. (time passes) "Am I certain they're the ...
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Should I include a supervisor as a co-author of an R package?

I am a postdoc in finance and I have just developed an R package on my own as part of a research paper with three co-authors. At the moment, we have a methodological paper in review and I would like ...
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Does accessing a paper through an alternative format require citation or acknowledgment?

Many universities have service bureaus where one can obtain media in alternative formats (e.g. see the University of Colorado). These offices can transform books and articles into different formats ...
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JabRef is renaming the citation keys

I am using JabRef in my Mac Big Sur OS. If I import from MathSciNet, it is overwriting the citation key. At some place it is suggested to do the following: preferences --> citation key generator -...
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Is there a python wrapper covering multiple scholarly resources API endpoints?

Question: Does anybody know of a Python Wrapper containing a number of the mentioned APIs listed by MIT? Context: I want to execute a systematic literature review, and apply bibliometrics/ citation ...
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Referencing a material that wasn't referenced inside the text

By chance, I happened to read this article and noticed that even though the author doesn't reference any other publication, there is a reference list. Is this a common/sensible practice in scientific ...
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Is it ethical to obliquely cite articles published by a predatory publisher?

There's a recent article published in Research Evaluation analyzing MDPI's self-citation rates. The author argues that MDPI's self-citation rate is anomalously high relative to leading journals in the ...
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How to cite guide that doesn't have a year?

I have to cite this guide in one of my papers using the APA citation style. How to cite it inline? Zotero is inserting the citation like "(Tingley et al., n.d.)" because it doesn't have a ...
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Google scholar doesn't send me citation alerts

Google Scholar fails to send me citation alerts or alerts when articles have been auto-included in my profile. This happened about a year ago; before that, Scholar faithfully sent me the updates. In ...
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Is it possible to publish a scientific research on a web page and a journal at the same time? [closed]

Can I create a web page and write research on it and then publish in an arxiv site or a magazine? Do the laws of magazines allow this?
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Avoid duplicate authors/citation keys in Mendeley

I recently encountered an issue when using Mendeley for generating bib-files. Some of the papers in I would like to use were written by authors with the same Name (but different persons), and ...
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When should I cite a paper?

I am a PhD student in Mathematics. I am writing research papers but I am confused with one thing: What papers should I cite? I want to know, in particular, what the criterion is for which a paper ...
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A few questions about properly citing resources according to the APA format

I recently finished writing a monograph but I am having some slight misunderstandings about how to properly cite the resources I used. When mentioning the source of figures, should I write the author'...
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How to identify the pronouns to use for a single-author when citing them? [closed]

I am writing a paper and want to cite an author's work. I don't know the authors pronouns and while I could go by pictures I find of the author online, I cannot find their pronouns anywhere. I can ...
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What is “duly identified” in the case of preparation research proposal?

I am going to prepare a research proposal, and I have observed the following statement which I do not understand. Can you help me understand what it means? All text, paragraphs or textual phrases ...
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Why do citation counts differ between Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar?

I'm using both Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar to keep track of citations to some of my papers. For some papers, I notice that citation counts across these two sites don't match. So, some papers ...
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Citing online journal papers for Master's Class Research Project

I am doing my masters in energy systems engineering. Whenever I cite a scientific paper that I found online, I include the link where I got it and date accessed in the citation, as well as the DOI, ...
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Should I ask for my thesis to be cited?

I face the following problem: I have done my Bachelor thesis at an organisation (in 2019), where I had a contact point (CP) who supplied me the data, did some brainstorming with me and read the final ...
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