Reference Managers and citations for researchers

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Reference manager software  or personal bibliographic management is software that allows all manners of scientists, researchers and scholars to record and use citations when creating bibliographies. The six basic functions of the reference managers  include create, store, Organize, change, Cite, and Share references. Some of the important and popular  Reference managers for researchers and faculty […]

Self citation

Self Citation

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Self-citation refers to citing one’s previous publications in a new publication. Author self-citation exists when the citing and the cited papers have at least 1 author in common.  For every scientist three main measures of self-citations were obtained: “Total self-citations”, i.e., the total number of self-citations (document level) that all the documents produced by a […]

Citation & References

Mechanical aspects of citations and references

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Citations in-text The Vancouver referencing style and the Harvard referencing style are the two referencing formats most frequently employed in scientific writing. The primary difference between the two styles is how references are provided in the running text. 1. Citations by names of authors, the Harvard system: references arranged alphabetically at the end. Eg: There […]