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What will be the consequences of this citation [?] error? [closed]

I have recently submitted my thesis but there are some citation errors [?]. I am really in a disaster and cant sleep properly. I think I will get sick soon. What should I do? Can anyone guide me? Do I ...
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Is it possible to create a classification scale similar to Kardashev to classify scientific articles?

My idea would be to build a theoretical classification similar to Kardashev's ladder to consider what is scientific, what is not scientific or what is pseudoscientific. The Kardashev scale definition ...
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Is publishing a selection of conference articles into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" just gaming the system?

QUESTIONS: Is publishing a selection of articles presented at a conference into a single massive journal article "surveying the latest results" in an area just a way to game the system (and ...
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Can I use a Stack Exchange answer post as references in journal articles in the physical sciences? Should I include precedent so editor doesn't balk?

While this Mathematics SE answer might (or might not) be a straightforward exercise to a number theorist, to an experimental surface scientist it seems new, as-yet unpublished (in this field) and ...
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What are some considerations that I should be aware of when it comes to creating a code package?

I am performing a wide survey on algorithms and models on a current hot topic in machine learning that I have been taking part in contributing recently. Many of the algorithms/models proposed in ...
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Citation acknowledging contradiction

How do you acknowledge contradictory citations? Which (if any) of the following examples would be acceptable? (My field typically has citations at the end of the sentence, so I'm finding it even more ...
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I botched the author and date of a reference – is this misconduct?

In a homework assignment, I wrote the wrong author and date with the title of the article in reference. Would it be counted as academic misconduct?
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Regarding name change after marriage [duplicate]

I have about 500 citations on Google Scholar on 10-15 of my research papers. My partner and I started talking about name change. Basically, we’re thinking of use each other’s last names as our middle ...
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Citing the preface of a book written by a different author in ASA

As the title says, I'm trying to cite the preface of a book. The book is a new edition, and the preface was written by a different author. How do I cite that in ASA style? The closest I can think of ...
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How do I cite a book when it seems to have no year?

This is an edge case my mental citation engine couldn't quite handle. I'm entering all my physical books in a database, to do more principled library management (at long last), and I ran into a book, ...
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How often do you have to cite a source when stating that you follow someone's work at the beginning of the section?

I am writing my thesis at this point and I have some sections, which started as follows: Throughout this section we follow \cite[Section 3.2.1]{...} for solving ... I am wondering whether I have to ...
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How do I scrape citation count from Google Scholar?

I have a list of publications in a CSV file for which I need to scrape the citation count of these papers from Google Scholar. I have a code to try do this, but naturally, it does not let me scrape ...
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Arrangement of references in math papers

My question is the following. Should references in math papers be arranged according to author’s last-names or first-names?
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How to in-text cite a paragraph in APA format

I have the following paragraph: This incident was part of a proxy war between the United States and the Soviet Union, known as the Cold War. These two nations had different ideologies. The United ...
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How can I identify the citation/reference style used when I have the citation/reference itself?

How can I identify the citation/reference style used when I have the citation/reference itself? Is there a tool that can help with identifying/matching the style to my plain-text input? For example, ...
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How to properly cite an incorrect result?

This should be a common problem, but I could not find anything on Google (This question is relevant, but it is not quite the same). I am writting a math paper where I prove a result, let's call it X. ...
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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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Correct way to reference website with unknown authors

I am writing an essay as a university project and I would like to cite the following website: https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/language/if. My problem is that this website has no author in the ...
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How to give credit for a picture I modified from a scientific article?

I plan to show a picture in my scientific paper. This picture is a modification of pictures from another scientific paper. How can I annotate, explain and quote the picture ?
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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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What expression to use when citing a publication for a result bordering one, oneself seeks to publish? (replicate, corroborate, in line with)

The specific reason for citing/referencing a publication may accompany an expression signifying that. One broad reason is empirical results (other broad reasons are theoretical ideas, methodological ...
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Referee for two papers by the same author: can I let them know?

I am a referee for two papers by the same author: can I acknowledge in the second report (the first was almost ready when I was invited to referee the second one) my report to the first paper? To give ...
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Scopus reports random citations about my paper: how to correct

Long story short. I had a paper with missing citations in scopus. I asked to include them (3 citations) and they made a mess linking my paper to totally unrelated papers. Now my paper appear to be ...
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How to correct citation count of a given paper in Google Scholar?

Two of my works have been recently cited by the same paper. The citation count of one of them was updated properly in Google Scholar, but not for the other one. What is weirder is that the references ...
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When citing a scientific article do I have to agree with the opinions expressed in the article?

I have a subject in uni called "Academic Writing". I don't know if that's a thing in the US or other parts of Europe. But anyways my professor told us that, and I quote "Citing ...
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Do I need to get the authors permission for creating a similar image?

Consider a situation where author X explains a concept on his website (no copyright marks etc.). He also provides graphics to visualize what he puts in words in that explanaton. I cited that ...
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What is academic protocol for citing a Tweet?

Are there international standards for how a cited source should strive to be persistently discoverable? A Tweet can be deleted. Is using WaybackMachine / Web Archive better practice?
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How to cite when modifying a graphic out of an article that is CC-licensed?

Question: I want to create a graphic in my thesis that is based on a graphic included in a published article. The whole article itself has a creative-commons license. How do I do this correctly? Is ...
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Citing "common knowledge" blogs?

I am a masters student in the process of writing a thesis in computer science. In particular, there is someone who works in industry who is probably one of, if not the world leading experts in a ...
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Should one cite other grants in a grant application?

This is referring mainly to the European setting, but of course perspectives from other academic systems are welcome. For grant proposals (let's say ERC Starting Grant level), it is important to make ...
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Reference "private" lecture notes available for members of a different university

I'm writing my final dissertation and, among all the documentation I have read, I have consulted the private lecture notes of a course on the topic of my dissertation that is taught in another ...
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Does a course abstract have to correspond directly to the required readings/bibliography of the course?

This might be a bit of a strange question, but here goes: I am proposing my own course for the first time and am currently working on the course abstract (meaning the summary of the course that'll go ...
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Is it appropriate to cite vulgar websites used for gathering data?

I am working on a master's thesis in natural language processing wherein I analyse various tokenisation algorithms. These algorithms keep a large fixed-size set of recognised words (more specifically, ...
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Is there a simple way to bulk download a large number of papers from a list of references

I've got a library of 1200 references I'm using for a systematic review. Now I need to download the PDFs of all these references, which will take days if I do it manually. Is there a simple way to ...
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Citational nationalism: citing only groups within the same country

This is a trend that I have noticed more and more over the years as a reviewer for a number of journals: a group of authors from country X submits a manuscript, where the vast majority (if not all) of ...
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What citation software orders Vancouver references automatically?

I know that MS Word can create numbered citations, but it doesn't include Vancouver style. I'm hesitant to try to install the Vancouver code on Word (not sure I have the skill to do that). I want to ...
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Using presentation style from someone else's talk in my personal statement

A while ago I have come upon a spectacular academic talk. The presenter, an analytic number theorist, used a unique take on a classic fable to introduce her subject (which is completely unrelated to ...
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Are we allowed to use the figures of a published paper in our poster/oral presentation at a conference by citing the source of figures?

Is an author (coauthor or corresponding author) of an already published paper in a journal (IOP and Elsevier) allowed to use figures of the (already-) published paper in their poster or oral ...
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I published an article developing and applying a method that I thought new. Someone had developed it before, outside of my applied field

I am writing my PhD thesis now. It comprises, in particular, one published article in a Q1 journal. This is a compilation thesis, and thus articles are pasted directly. For context, we apply machine ...
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No quotation marks/citation needed for common expressions/language or for using texts as a model?

This might be a stupid question, but I am asking as a non-native English speaker. Given that we all (even native speakers) will get our English expressions from somewhere, I am wondering when a ...
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How should I paraphrase a paragraph with several primary references?

I have a question about in-text citations. I have read different answers and want to be sure about it: when I paraphrase a text from paper A, I should cite the author; if there is a reference in the ...
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A colleague has found that all the Google Scholar citations for a book of hers are erroneously attached to a book chapter she co-authored [duplicate]

My colleague has written several editions of a book which we know is very highly cited. However, the book does not appear on her Google Scholar profile - instead all the citations for it have been ...
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Researchers "forgot" to cite their previous relevant work

I found two papers related to my current research (A published in 2021, and B published in 2023). More precisely, all authors of paper A & paper B are from the same institute. Actually, one person ...
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A better name for a reading list around a mathematician

I would like to create a reading list around the life and works of a mathematician. But I need to choose the name to use as the title. Take as an example the Bibliography of N. Bourbaki by L. Beaulieu ...
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Should I reproduce figures from other publications in my thesis to make it more self-contained?

I am working on a computer science master's thesis wherein I occasionally cite figures and tables from other works. Currently, the way I am doing this is something like Foo et al. (2021) visualise ...
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How do you cite an image taken from Amazon.com?

I need to cite an image from amazon.com, but there isn't really an author/date.
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Tool to distinguish the paper citation by type

I was always interested in whether there is any tool that allows you not only to count the citations of your paper (e.g. Google Scholar) but also distinguish the citations by their quality or by how ...
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Is it worth pointing out missed works in already published papers?

I have come across several works that omitted the citation of relevant related literature, but clearly are camera-ready versions already accepted/presented at a conference or journal. Of course, due ...
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When to capitalize the beginning of a quotation?

So I know (now) that if you quote a complete sentence and this sentence is syntactically set off from the rest of your sentence with a comma etc, one has to (according to the Turabian) capitalize the ...
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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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