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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

You should feel however you feel. That said, citations mean that someone read your work, thought that it was interesting enough to build on or at the least draw attention to. Well done.
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Asked to cite papers for money

Overall, what you have observed is known current and ongoing fraud activity and several news and editorials in Science Magazine talk about this topic (most weeks there is at least one news highlight ...
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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

For someone at the early career stage, being cited means that your work is having an impact in your field. That in turn is an advantage in seeking your next job. The market is tough in many (most?) ...
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Asked to cite papers for money

There is one thing I would like to add to this discussion, that I feel missing: You have no way of knowing if (all) the papers in your list are actually in on this scam. Now that you gave them a first ...
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Repeating derivation from paper of professor with added comments

The purpose of citations is to attribute intellectual ownership. As long as it is clear to the reader that you are adapting the derivation there is nothing to fear. Citing every single part of the ...
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Asked to cite papers for money

At first impresion, it seems to me this is a very stupid attempt at gaming the system, but the "collaborative team" may have run their own estimate and found it would be worthwhile. ($10 ...
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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

Because you asked for the bigger significance: Science is a collective endeavour to build and improve the house of human knowledge, and publishing a paper is like laying a little Lego brick. Getting ...
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Paraphrasing when citing

The purpose is to make your article read more naturally and smoothly. If you use direct quotations every time you cite, your article will sound strange and be hard to read. It will also be full of ...
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Why is it important that my master's publications are cited?

Other anwers also missed an important value of citing - it affects your h-index. This index is a metric used to quantitatively compare impact made by researchers, and indirectly can affect your ...
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Paraphrasing when citing

Did you ever play the game "telephone" when you were a kid? A group of kids sits in a circle, one whispers to the child to their right, who then whispers what they heard to the child to ...
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How should I properly mention URL links in a thesis?

In lieu of any formatting prescriptions, remember that citations serve two purposes: to provide proper intellectual credit and for the use and convenience of your reader. A format that makes your ...
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Paraphrasing when citing

The purpose of citing is to make clear that a particular statement is not your contribution, but the contribution of the person's being cited. So the question of paraphrasing is secondary. Typically, ...
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Citing the present study to validate information

What you describe as citing would normally be talked of a cross referencing; and yes, it is quite normal to refer in one part of a work to another relevant part of the work by means of a cross ...
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How should I properly mention URL links in a thesis?

While it is a bit hard to understand what you want, I think the essential thing is that each URL should be listed with the date at which you accessed it last ("...often have a short lifespan...&...
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Citing Github Copilot

Like the previous answer has said, follow the guidelines of your institution on how to report copilot use. As for what to cite, I think a reasonable approach could be to cite the posting where they ...
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Citing Github Copilot

First, adhere to any rules from your institution about the thesis. That might mean you have to ask someone who is in charge of administering these rules at your institution, at that no one else on the ...
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When to add "in proceedings" and when to not in references

You can't leave the word "Proceedings" out of the first one, or add it to the second if the official name of the publication has it (like the first) or not (like the second). If the correct ...
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How do I make a parenthetical citation for a speech?

That website has lots of ads, no contact details except an anonymous email address, and no "About" page. You should find a better website or preferably a book that contains the speech, and ...
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