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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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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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Which style guides, if any, recommend using "ms" to cite unpublished manuscripts?

I've come across papers in which an author cites an unpublished manuscript by listing the author's name followed by "ms" enclosed in parentheses. So, for example: As Surname (ms) points out,...
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Does APA style use parentheses to differentiate between names for works versus names for authors?

I am in the process of conforming a paper to the APA style guide. However, I recently came across submission guidelines for an academic journal, and the following distinction stood out to me: If you ...
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What if the journal reviewer tells you to include his two papers? [duplicate]

I submitted one paper to the journal, and in one of the reviewers' reviews, he said that "some latest references are missing and can be added". He gives two papers that could be added as ...
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Where can I download the list of references listed in a paper?

I would like to retrieve the references listed in a paper, as a RIS file or any format that I can import in my reference manager. Is there a way to do that? I can retrieve the list of papers which ...
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Is it OK to write Wikipedia articles about your research?

On Wikipedia, people sometimes write articles on their research topic or add their results to existing articles (probably in order to increase their visibility). I make this assumption if the ...
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What to do if someone cited your work incorrectly [duplicate]

I have just seen on Google Scholar that one of my papers received 2 citations from a certain group of authors in 2 already published journal articles. However, the work they are doing has nothing to ...
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How to cite a YouTube Video embedded within a website?

I would like to cite a youtube video that is inside of another website. The video seems to be taken from youtube, but another website included it. Do I cite the video or the website?
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Google Scholar has erroneously merged two distinct papers with similar titles, along with their citations. How can this be corrected? [duplicate]

Two of my papers have the same name except for Year from the shared task; both papers are completely different. Google Scholar has merged both papers, due to which the new author from the 2nd paper ...
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Name isn't included in my article's google scholar citation. All of my co-author's names however have been included

There are 3 other co-authors, all of their names have been included in the citation. But my name hasn't been included. None of us have google scholar accounts, but only my name was excluded. However ...
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Citing article with number AND issue

I stumbled over some journal which uses, next to volumes, numbers AND issues. I am wondering how one cites articles in this journal. For example, if some article is contained in a journal having only ...
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Do same-year editorials contribute to impact factor?

In many journals, original articles are accompanied by editorials. It appears to me that these do not increase the impact factor directly, as same-year citations are not eligible for impact factor ...
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Can I cite my accepted but not yet presented conference paper?

My paper has been accepted for an IEEE international conference coming in September (2 months from now), and I have successfully registered for the conference (so would be presenting it then). By the ...
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Citing source of a theory?

Is it required to cite the source(s) in the cited works list if you mention a known theory like for example Maslow pyramide of needs?
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How can i cite a kaggle dataset in ieee conference paper?

I want to know how can I add a dataset link as a reference in the IEEE conference paper. I used a dataset for my works and then I described the dataset in the paper. But I don't know how to cite the ...
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Citing paper "Pending submission"

There's an unpublished paper I'd like to include in my CV list that I haven't yet submitted for publication (because I'm waiting for a conference that will open submissions later this year). Is there ...
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Suitable citation style for dealing with many de-identified sources, interviews and personal correspondence?

Background: I am writing a paper analysing various organisations that I need to de-identify. For my analysis I need to cite three types of sources: Publicly available published works that identify ...
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Getting caught by plagiarism checkers [closed]

I've been writing for people but I'm sick of a plagiarism checker known as 1text. It gives plagiarism reports for words and I don't understand why a word can't be the same on different websites. Can ...
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Citing the results of other peoples experiment in my own work

I'm doing a research for my bachelor degree final project and it contains no experiments. I found a paper which has published results of an experiment and their data and images/diagrams are so ...
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Citing a Matlab live script

How do I cite or reference Matlab live script? I want to cite/reference a Matlab live script that is published on my university's homepage. How to do that correctly? The script has a detailed ...
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Co-citation analysis of my library?

I just realized that the co-citation analysis is a very handy tool, especially at the initial stage of the research. There are many software available that do the co-citation and bibliographic ...
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Referencing if a YouTube video is the sole source

I have information that I found on YouTube, and when I searched for it on Google, I did not find it in any book, not even in an article, and nor in Google Scholar. Can I mention this information ...
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I want to include a figure from a paper I wrote and is now published in a blog article, what's the best way to do this?

I was reading this question, and I was wondering what differences related to copyright (if any) there might be if I want to include one of the figures from an article I wrote and had published in a ...
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How to show in your thesis that a related work was published after your publication and did a similar things?

I am currently writing my dissertation and at the beginning, I published a conference paper that proposes how something can be used for a special purpose. I have cited someones something who never ...
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Is 14 references enough for physics research? [closed]

This is my first research and I don't know how many references I can use. So far I have collected 14. Is this enough? My research is about physics.
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How "deep" do I need to go with my citations?

For background, I'm working on my master's dissertation for a data science project regarding COVID and want to reference some background information about health disparities. I've done some academic ...
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Reference formatting without impacting its discoverability by services like Google Scholar

When citing some paper in a manuscript what fields of the BIBTEX we can change/remove without impacting the citation count done by services like Google Scholar? In other words what are the fields in ...
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How to fix wrong Google Scholar citation? [duplicate]

Google and Google Scholar incorrectly present the citation of my report while the original source is correct. It is just a technical issue I do not know what to do. Any options for resolving this ...
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Where can I find the number of citations the top x % of researchers of a given research field have received?

I wonder where I can find the number of citations the top x % of researchers of a given research field have received. I'm still specifically interested in the following two research fields: natural ...
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How to deal with force citations by organizers

I have seen organizers of different workshops in machine learning making it mandatory to cite their papers. This is totally fine if it is base paper or paper describing the dataset. But sometimes they ...
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Referencing material from an .edu worksheet

A worksheet from lmu.edu claims the LD50 of particular substances, are these numbers citeable? I want to be able to say, "The LD50 of whatever is whatever because this worksheet from a website ...
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Is paraphrasing my own texts using online tools is okay?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. I came across paraphrasing tools quite recently too. I saw that sometimes my texts are not very clear and repetitive (although I can explain an idea in an ...
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How to measure quality citations? [duplicate]

I've been pondering a lot about this whole citation business. Does anyone here have ideas on how one would measure the quality of different citations? Objective answers only, of course.
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How to find all references for URL [closed]

I want to find all the papers that have cited a specific URL (which is in my case http://sable.github.io/soot/, https://github.com/soot-oss/soot, etc). I tried searching those in Google scholar, ...
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Why does Researchgate not include the booktitle tag in their bibtex for inproceedings / conference papers?

After I always found incomplete entries in the bibliography of theses, I investigated the cause and discovered that Researchgate (RG) does not output a booktitle tag for inproceedings in BibTeX, even ...
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Can any automatic citation checkers infer about the validity of the content?

Can any automatic citation checkers infer about the validity of the content? Rather than just formatting? I.e. if one writes something like "abc has been studied by XYZ (2015, p. 25). In this ...
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How To cite a Youtube Channel in LaTex

I am currently writing a research article and I need to cite a Youtube channel in my (LaTex) references. How can I do that? I know how to do it with a single video. But how to do it with the channel ...
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How should data be cited and referenced?

I'm doing research in macroeconomics, using time series from a national statistics department, nevertheless I'm not sure how should I properly reference my data sources, I have seen that in most ...
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My paper is being cited in vaccine misinformation. What do I do?

I have recently discovered that anti-vaxxers have been citing one of my papers on Twitter and elsewhere as evidence of a specific 5G-related conspiracy theory surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Of ...
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Chicago Manual of Style - notes in footnotes

When using Chicago Style Footnote can other notes (i.e. asides and not references) be used in the footnotes as well or should footnotes be kept exclusively for the references? If mixed (references ...
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Quoting a book whose title contains a racial slur

I'm writing a paper on the Front de Liberation du Quebec; a homegrown Quebec terrorist organisation in the 1960s. As research, I've extensively studied a book by one of the intellectual leaders of the ...
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Wiley Online Library: The Meanings of the 2-Char Codes for Citation Fields Exported as Plain Text?

As with many research databases, the Wiley Online Library lets you export citations to plain text. Here is a example for the article, The “Front Porch”: Examining the Increasing Interconnection of ...
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How to identify papers that cite two particular papers [duplicate]

Using Google scholar, we can find the citation of a paper A. Now I want to find papers that cite both paper A and paper B. That is, I want to find the intersection of citations of paper A and paper B....
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When you can't find the author of some very old, famous algorithm

I want to cite the author of nearest centroid classifier. However, I can find neither the author nor the time when this technique was used first. Of course, I may cite the many book chapters which ...
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Citations from pre-print and academic achievements - should I add them to the accepted article? [closed]

Should I add citations from the pre-print to the accepted article, when I'm evaluated at the University ? Or should I keep them separate ?
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Citing books, with unproved facts, in the introduction part of a research paper

Research community accepts a statement as fact in any domain of knowledge if and only if it has a proof. I am asking about domains for which proof is necessary. But the same fact may present in age ...
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Using an Indirect Citation [duplicate]

I am writing a research paper. There are a few known results for which I want to add citation in my paper. However, all those results have already been cited in a well-reputed book. Can I cite the ...
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Is a seemingly decent paper with a citation to a poor article from predatory journal a concern?

I am interested in citing a paper. This paper has ~30 citations from others, which is respectable and indicates that a fair number of people have also found it worth discussing. However, a fairly ...
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Why do some textbooks lack the 'references section' completely?

I have come across this Engineering Mathematics book Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal and wanted to go into details of a sub-topic not keenly mentioned in any other related books. ...
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How specific should I be when describing a program I wrote in python for my research paper

I am currently in the process of writing a research paper about linguistics. I wrote a program in python in order to be able to sift through the data and sort it out in a meaningful way (not ...
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