Citation & References

How to improve your Citation?

How to improve your Citation?

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 .

Improving Citation

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

For Example:

  4. your university profile page.
  • Actively promote your work in blog or a website dedicated to your research and share it.

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