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Adhering to the guidelines prescribed by an exhaustive manual such as the American Psychological Association Manual (APA) of Style can be daunting. Here's a cheat sheet…
Adhering to the guidelines prescribed by an exhaustive manual such as the American Medical Association Manual (AMA) of Style can be daunting. Here's a cheat sheet to…
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…
How to write the Acknowledgements section of a research paper
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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
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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
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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
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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.
What is an author's responsibility while citing sources?
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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
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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
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The most commonly cited sources in research papers are other papers, published in journals. However, especially in the humanities, books come a close second.