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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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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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Embedded hyperlinks in a thesis or research paper

I am writing a master's thesis in engineering. It is quite literature-heavy, and I'm using Zotero with BibTeX to manage my references. For the most part, I use Zotero's browser extension to create ...
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Writing lit review for publication in a good journal: what to do about papers published in dubious journals?

I'm publishing in a field related to applied linguistics, and I'm making use of a new theoretical framework which has been used only in 4 published articles. 1 of those articles was published in an in-...
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Complex citation - perhaps too much detail

Dealing with a new edition of a well known architect's tome from the 1950s, amending and adding citations for sources neglected in the original edition. The author takes liberally from a section of ...
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What are the ethics of removing a reference from literature?

I have been reading a journal article that extensively references another article by the same author. The cited article is referenced to a pre-print service but it has now been removed. I had no luck ...
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How to cite AI generated images in a presentation?

I’m making a presentation, and wanted to use some images from an AI tool as sort of stock imagery. How would I properly cite them? I’m making them myself using Midjourney, but could find no guidance ...
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Review invitation of an article that overly cites me and the journal

I was invited to review a paper for a well-known SAGE Journal in my field. The editor of the journal invited me specifying that “I was highly recommended as a reviewer” by the authors. The review is ...
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Why Do Researchers Paraphrase Instead of Quoting, considering the pervasive usage of language models?

In open-source software development communities, if someone has already implemented a module well enough, we re-use it over and over again, in different projects. If there is any room for improvement, ...
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How frequently should you cite a paper in a section that summarizes the paper? [duplicate]

If you are writing a summary or analysis of a paper in a section specifically devoted to it, and make it clear you are referring to that paper throughout the section, where and how frequently should ...
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What's the generally accepted way to cite a generated report?

I am working on a paper that includes numerous graphs that were generated by an analytics system. These graphs are uniquely generated based on specific criteria I provided, but I did not collect the ...
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If you know the original source for something you found in a more recent paper, should you cite both?

The situation I am asking about goes like this: I am writing a math paper that I hope to publish, and want to use a certain math technique that I found in a paper from 2021. In that paper, the author ...
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How to find a refernce for BigO complexity [closed]

I have a list of labels A B C ... ... Y Z I want to find the relation between every 2 letters A-B A-C A-D ... ... A-Z B-C B-D B-E ... ... B-Z C-D C-E C-F ... ... C-Z ... ... Y-Z I did the ...
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Quoting/Citing Footnotes in APA

When directly quoting from a footnote, I have sometimes seen authors indicate this by including something along the lines of "n", "fn.", "footnote 2", etc. in their ...
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What do I need to be aware of when checking citations before handing in a thesis?

I typically use the following workflow when citing papers: search paper name on Google Scholar chrome plugin click cite -> BibTeX -> copy BibTeX into references in Overleaf (LaTeX) I once had ...
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How should I include substantial background definitions and notation from another paper?

For my new paper, I need to use the notation and definitions of another paper that I wrote in 2019. The notation and definitions take about 3 pages. I really don't know what to do. Can I copy and ...
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What is the academic consensus on footnote citations? [closed]

Not really found a good answer on this online. There seems to be a wide variation in the usage of footnoes in publications. While some authors use an APA format for every citation, even non-academic, ...
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Severity of plagiarism [closed]

In my previous question I asked about being accused of plagiarism. Finally, the examiners have sent me the pages where I have not put the sources. These are 8 pages in total where I accidentally ...
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How to verify my personal email address on Google Scholar (retired Emeritus Professor without university email address)

I have been a retired Emeritus Professor for 10 years. Thus I have no university email address anymore; I only have my personal email address. Google Scholar has pages and pages of my articles ...
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Citing an encyclopedia in another language

I would like to cite the following page from an encyclopedia https://encyclopediasindhiana.org/article.php?Dflt=%D8%A7%D9%BD%D9%8A+%DA%8F%DA%AA%D8%B1 but I am unsure about how to do it. I can't even ...
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How to add bibliographic data to a Google Scholar article?

A recent article of mine has just been successfully crawled by the Google Scholar robots; however, since the article is quite large (>40 MB), only the abstract and some basic journal metadata was ...
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Does a literary or film allusion, done for effect, require a citation?

First of all, I know that academic writing is ordinarily not a place to jam-pack in large quantities of literary, theatrical, film, or other pop-culture allusions, references, or parodies, but ...
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What is the APA7 style for a translated quotation?

My field is in the humanities, and I need to quote a long passage (around 40 words) written in French inside of a paper I write in English. Naturally, I would like to quote a (personally) translated-...
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Is it acceptable to reference a talk in a thesis?

Sometimes respected members of a research community may say something interesting and pertinent in a talk, but the nugget of insight might never make it into a peer-reviewed publication. Nevertheless ...
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How to cite the correct page number from the IEEE Access Journal?

I want to cite the IEEE Access journal including the page number. For instance the following article has page numbers, but they are in the six figure range (i.e 198912 for the first page). Surely this ...
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How to decide which papers to cite when just providing a historical review of a problem?

For context I am an electrical engineer and this is a paper for an electrical engineering conference. I am currently writing my first research paper, and there have been many papers published in the ...
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How to find old article "B. R. McGarvey, Transition Metal Chemistry 3, 89 (1966)" [duplicate]

I have encountered some experimental results on a molecule ($[V(H_2O)_6]^{2+}$) in various articles. However, the results are not original, and in each article they refer to "B. R. McGarvey, ...
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What referencing style is this?

My school has provided me with a referencing system but has not stated where it is from. I would prefer to use an online tool such as MyBib however, I don't know what my school's referencing system is....
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Case where superscripted footnote reference numbers may be in brackets or parentheses

Is there a particular case when footnote or endnote reference numbers placed in brackets or parentheses? Is this done in block quotations to distinguish reference numbers contained in the original ...
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When using block quotation to cite a secondary source, what's a clean way to distinguish any native citations within it from the block's end citation?

Working with a text that makes extensive use of a secondary source that will be given in block quotation and cited. The secondary source, however, contained many original source citations which are to ...
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What's the name of this citation style?

I am working on a research paper, and the journal I am submitting to requires a specific citation style for references. However, I am having trouble finding the correct format for one of my references ...
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How to rewrite sentences based on the SAGE Vancouver style citation?

Based on the SAGE Vancouver style in line citations are superscript and should be after puncutations. Also no space is allowed between citations and words. How can I rewrite example this sentence ...
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Cite chapter without number in IEEE

I'm writing a report where I need to use the following document as a reference: https://ibex-core.readthedocs.io/en/latest/03_reference/index.html I want to cite this reference as accurately as ...
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Suspicious referee report, are "suggested citations" from a paper mill?

Our paper contains a small bit of application of graph theory to something related to biophysics. A referee claims that we should mention other applications of graph theory to biophysics in the ...
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Are there any ethical or legal issues when printing large texts from primary sources? [closed]

I am writing a secondary History textbook. It is quite nearly done, but I am required to integrate some primary source materials, such as diaries, log entries, letters, etc. The textbook spans the ...
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Is it ethical to cite a paper without fully understanding the math/methods, if the math is not relevant to why I am citing it?

I'm writing an article for a university assignment, and I am essentially looking for sources to support fairly surface level points. Two of the points I am searching for is evidence of diffusion ...
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Citations don’t show up on Google Scholar [closed]

Google Scholar has successfully listed a paper published two weeks ago. However, most of the references are not included in the citation counts of the papers that are referenced. Has that happened to ...
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How do you document in ASA style a journal that the first page is the cover page?

I am citing the article Solving the Mystery of Military Mental Health: A Call to Action from this link. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/solving-mystery-military-mental-health-call-action My ...
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Missed a citation which has a solution to the problem that I worked on

About 4 years ago, before I started my PhD, I published a paper which used a method to improve an existing result. There were 2 papers on the existing result and method which I used for my work and ...
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How should I cite a paper on arxiv correctly?

I'm writing my thesis. For example, this paper on arxiv. https://arxiv.org/abs/1409.0473 I'm using Overleaf. I used Export Bibtex Citation on arxiv and paste the information into the .bib file. The ...
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Being a reviewer for a conference I found the exact same claim of my last year paper that got rejected

Last year, I submitted a paper to the conference XX'22 in January. We made an Arxiv preprint. And the paper got rejected. We got very good reviews, except there were some imprecisions that we needed ...
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What do you think about citations such as "for more details see e.g. (Authors, et al)

I am currently writing my masters thesis. I'm fully aware of the academic guidelines when it comes to citations. Yet, I have a more nuanced question that maybe more stylistic in nature: when ...
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Should I cite open source software libraries I used to create my bachelor thesis project? [duplicate]

I am finishing my bachelor's thesis, and I built an explainable ai and data visualization tool. For that, I used libraries like d3.js, svelte, tailwindcss, docker, nginx, fastapi, pytorch, tensorflow ...
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How to cite one volume of a book which has been published in different volumes (APA 7)?

How to cite one volume of book which has been published in different volumes, following the APA 7 guidelines? Imagine the 3 volumes of the book Quantum Theory of Fields by Steven Weinberg were ...
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De Gruyter and De Gruyter Mouton: the difference

What is the difference between the publisher "De Gruyter" and the publisher "De Gruyter Mouton"? It seems that the main publishing company name is "De Gruyter", and it ...
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Are there any papers where two (or more) authors share the same full name?

Because of reasons, I'm curious to know whether there are any simple examples of papers where two or more authors have the same full name. (To be clear: I am only interested in exact full-name matches....
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Citing a lecture

I recently attended a talk and the talk was recorded and posted to YouTube, and the slides are available on the author's webpage. I would like to cite this talk in some work I am doing, and there are ...
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In google scholar my book and its 2.5k citations is assigned to the wrong author: what can I do?

In 2008, myself, Bill Langdon and Nic McPhee wrote a book entitled "A field guide to genetic programming". We made it freely available on the internet so as to maximally benefit the field of ...
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How do I customise MS Word 'manage sources' (creating reference lists) to do what I want it to do? [closed]

I am using the 'manage sources' facility in Microsoft Word to create a reference list/bibliography (Harvard) but am experiencing a number of problems such as: I cannot include italics for species ...
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