A “citation” is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source.
When do I need to cite?
- When you use words, thoughts, ideas, etc. of someone else.
- When you direct quote.
- When you paraphrase.
- When you use or reference an idea or thought that has already been expressed.
- When you make any reference to another source.
- When another’s ideas, words or thoughts have influenced your writing and research .
- Cite your past work when it is relevant to a new manuscript.
- Carefully choose your keywords.
- Use your keywords and phrases in your title and repeatedly in your abstract. Repeating keywords and phrases will increase the likelihood your paper.
- Use a consistent form of your name on all of your papers.
- Create ORCID https://orcid.org/
- Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/
- Make sure that your information is correct (name and affiliation are correct on the final proofs).
- Make your manuscript easily accessible i.e., open-access journal.
- Share your data in websites like https://www.researchgate.net/
- Present your work at conferences and it will make your research more visible to the academic and research communities.
- Provide links to your papers on social media.
- your university profile page.
- Actively promote your work in blog or a website dedicated to your research and share it.