References & Acknowledgements

Although the Acknowledgments section of a research paper is perhaps the easiest to write, this simple exercise can prove difficult. This post offers you some helpful…
Tips on writing the Acknowledgments section
As a result of technological developments and the increasing importance of article-level metrics, social media have become a valid source of information. There are…
Getting the references right: Citing social media sources
Among the many ways in which journals differ in the way, they expect authors to format references is the way names of journals are given: whether spelled out in full or…
Handling abbreviations of journal names in references
The most commonly cited sources in research papers are other papers, published in journals. However, especially in the humanities, books come a close second. 
Getting the references right: citing books as a source of information
The acknowledgements section is a way of publicly thanking people for their contribution to a study. However, we often find authors acknowledging people for personal…
Who should be included in the acknowledgements section: A case study
Journals expect authors to disclose any form of writing assistance by acknowledging the writer's contribution. However, authors are sometimes reluctant to disclose…
"Why should I acknowledge writing assistance if I have paid for it?" A case study
What are the correct ways of including citations into the text of research papers? This article illustrates two ways of inserting citations into research papers…
How to include author-year citations into the text of research papers
This post emphasizes the need to confirm that all the sources that are being cited are credible in order to avoid misrepresenting the facts from cited sources.
Getting the citations and references right can be tricky—most researchers also consider it trivial. However, journals insist that authors follow the style recommended…
Acknowledgments are probably the easiest section to write in a research paper, but can often be tricky! This article discusses the purpose of the acknowledgements…