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Citation style that writes X-Y if citations are inserted in row

I typically use reference managers to handle my citations automatically and insert them in text in the IEEE style: This is a statement backed by research [1], [2], [3]. However, in the case where ...
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Is there a way to assign a fixed identifier (e.g. TOPIC-ID#) for a citation in bib files? Or a similar tool for accomplishing this?

I am using a refs.bib file for writing papers, as I'm sure everyone does. However, the problem is that I don't have a quick way to refer to a particular paper when working on a different, non-latex ...
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Using ChatGPT to format references in manuscript being submitted to peer-reviewed journal

I have a list of references in a pre-print article that I'm getting ready to submit to a peer-reviewed journal. I will need to change the format of the references according to the journal that I ...
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Can I set up zotero to download arxiv vanity when I download a paper from arxiv?

When I add a paper from arXiv to my zotero, it will download the arxiv paper along with all the details. I was wondering if there is some way to get it to also download the corresponding arxiv vanity ...
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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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PDFs in Zotero Web Library not synching with my local Zotfile folder

A new Zotero user here. I use Zotfile to put local Zotero PDFs in OneDrive. If I add a PDF file as an attachment to an entry in my desktop Zotero application, the file automatically shows up in my ...
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How can I convince the universities that I am applying to for Ph.D. program for accepting the reference letters given to me by my referees?

I am in the process of applying to overseas institutions for the phd programme. For this purpose, my referees have already provided me with the reference letters as I am applying to the multiple ...
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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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Convert reference to a specific style online

Is there any online tool to convert references to a specific style (of a journal)? Preferably, it is better that no Latex knowledge is needed!
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How do I cite a technical report in End Note?

I'm using End Note as a references manager for my thesis. I'm wondering how do I reference a technical report since End Note gives no option for it. It has books, articles, patents, etc. but no ...
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First year PhD Student: advices, recommendation, publication and conference [closed]

I started my PhD 3 weeks ago. I already read a lot of information, research papers, publication and so on regarding my topic, but I still don’t have a complete final idea about my topic. Before ...
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Is Mendeley in trouble? [closed]

Mendeley is (used to be?) a popular tool for reference management, but it seems that the past year or so it's been in a downhill trend. First they discontinued their mobile app, then they announced ...
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Mendeley Reference Manager jumping inside the document [closed]

I am using Mendeley Reference Manager to read research papers and group them into collections. During reading we often jump to references (such as Figures or Tables) or citations (to see the name of ...
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Tools to easily navigate references in research papers

Often times while reading academic papers, I need to check the citations referred to in the text, and so I naturally end up scrolling to the last page of the paper, finding the appropriate citation, ...
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Editing Mendeley citations with Zotero

Elsevier have really really ruined Mendeley! The latest update has gone very disturbing, with lags, errors and citation taking too long. Mendeley Desktop was awesome! The new Mendeley is just very not ...
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Is there a way to automatically categorise a list of journals into disciplines?

I have a list of references from a systematic review and I would like to produce some summary statistics of roughly how many come from various different disciplines. Is there a way of doing this rough ...
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Automatically download Zotero group library [closed]

Zotero group libraries provide a way to share and collaboratively manage bibliographies. I would like to use an existing group library as BibTeX references file (or any other format supported by ...
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Automatically importing references into a reference manager

Do reference managers require that the user inputs the info for each PDF that they have and assign an ID to it, or is some (or all) of that process done automatically? I know I should've started using ...
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How to batch download papers from a reference list without DOI?

I'm looking to download some papers from a reference list in an Excel file which consisted of all the basic info about a paper (e.g., author, year, title, publication, etc.) but unfortunately not the ...
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Can I be confident that I will not lose data in Reference managers?

What if the company behind a reference manager or the people behind it decided to stop the application development and just delete it from the internet. In this case I may lose all my data. So, what ...
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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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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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Is there a tool for finding common references among multiple papers?

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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Is it possible in Mendeley to jump back in a pdf after clicking an internal link?

I'm using Mendeley for reading my PDFs. Is it possible to click an internal link in a pdf, and then use some shortcut to get back precisely to the position where I started at? For large pdfs, 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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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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How do you manage your literature and references?

I have many PDFs (articles, reports and other literature) in various folders, and most of them are also in Endnote, which I have always used as a reference manager. However, the references in Endnote ...
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Is there any tool to make checking that referencing is correct easier?

Is there any tool to make checking that referencing is correct easier? I sometimes find that after I've written a lot of text I begin to question, whether it is possible that I've referenced wrong ...
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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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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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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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How can I store sources in a structured manner?

I started writing a book on my own in lockdown about some critical social issues. For this I read some books online to gain more knowledge about the issue I am writing about (all books are online), ...
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How to view similar articles from a Zotero collection?

Recently I moved from Mendeley to Zotero. In Mendeley I liked that once in a while they sent me article recommendations based on my library. I would like to know how I could manage to achieve ...
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Research team writing using different tools

I work on a research team of four people. However, different members use different tools and this makes working together more challenging. I'm wondering if there are any solutions to this problem (...
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Does this citation style have a name?

I was asked to turn a set of references into the following citation format: [Qin2014] Z. Qin, G. Denker, C. Giannelli, P. Bellavista and N. Venkatasubramanian, “A software defined networking ...
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What is a "series volume no"?

A journal asked me to add the "series volume no" of a book in my list of references: [10] P. Buser,Geometry and Spectra of Compact Riemann Surfaces, Modern Birkhäuser Classics,Q11Reprint of ...
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Hyperlink to bibliography reference

In Microsoft Word and Mendeley, is it possible to jump to the complete reference in the bibliography section of a document using a hyperlink? For example, using "Ctrl+Left Click" on figures ...
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Mendeley: how to add document from bibliography entry?

I'm starting to write my bachelor thesis. It's my first time ever using citation software to manage the citations in the document and to generate the bibliography at the end of the document. So bear ...
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A paper is published in a book, conference and its proceedings, should I cite it as book, conference or conference proceeding paper?

I use Mendeley reference manager and sometimes import articles from browser to my Mendeley Library using browser extension. Import is totally fine but I am having two confusions after importing: Some ...
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Referencing - Harvard Australian Government Publishing Service Style and Abbreviations

I'm working on my dissertation with the University of Sydney and need to use Harvard Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS) referencing. I'm assuming that the below question will be ...
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Is there any free alternative to Mendeley desktop app on Windows?

I have been using Mendeley for a very long time now. I use it for organizing and reading articles. I just noticed that it keeps removing files randomly from the folders and groups. I don't know the ...
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Any way to sync my Papers 2 library to my newer iPad?

Background: I purchased Papers 2, a reference management program for the Mac, from its publisher (Mekentosj Software) way back in 2012. At the same time I also installed the Papers iOS app on my (...
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Citation Style (CSL) with angular quotation marks?

I'm writing a chapter to go in a book produced in South America, and they want us to use angular quotation marks. Two example formats I have look like: Klaveren, Alberto van. «Doscientos años de la ...
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Author-Date style with Mendeley citation manager

I have recently started using Mendeley Desktop with Microsoft Word. I am using the Author-Date style of citation and have encountered some difficulties. I'm hoping someone has a solution. Here are the ...
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Chicago or APA for draft manuscript?

I am relatively new to the writing process. I wrote my first manuscript in APA style and found it time consuming while changing it to the Chicago manual style. I am aware that most journals have their ...
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Alternatives to Mendeley or Qiqqa to manage PDF and autoextract meta-data?

Having been a long term user of both Mendeley and Qiqqa, I have to switch to another tool that offers in particular: the ability to bulk upload PDF and autoextract meta-data / bibTex info manage all ...
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Is there an online engine like Google Scholar which allows me to sort the papers by citation count?

I could not find a way of sorting the list of relevant publications on Google Scholar on the number of citations. It would help a lot as I prefer to start reading well-cited references before moving ...
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Import RIS from zotero to Mendeley while maintaining folder structure

I am trying to export my Zotero library and importing into Mendeley. However, I would like to preserve the folder structure. I cannot seem to do it. Is this possible?
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Can you export a bibtex file from zotero with links?

I have most of the papers I use often in Zotero. Before I learnt about it, I would always format my manually typed citations with \href and company such that you could click on the reference and go to ...
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Are there reference managers which can develop/build library of references without importing/downloading PDF files in a personal collection?

In a situation where one has PDFs which one would like to have a library of references for, I notice that reference management providers (specifically Mendeley and Endnote) require that these PDF ...
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