Social media referencing

Referencing to Social Media

Social media have turned into a valid source of information due to technological advances and the increasing importance of article-level metrics. In general, there are 3 ways you can cite social media sources: with a URL as a personal communication as a reference entry with in-text citation In the following, the different forms of citations Read more about Referencing to Social Media[…]

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How to Write Scientific Names (part 2)

How to format scientific names in academic writing Italicization Publications and style guides can be quite different. However, it is safer to italicize the scientific name of any species of plant or animal. Capitalization Moreover, the genus (the first component) must be capitalized, while the species and subspecies should be written in lowercase. Categories above Read more about How to Write Scientific Names (part 2)[…]

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How to Write Scientific Names (Part 1)

Understanding the rules for writing a scientific name The use of precise terminology is essential in scientific writing. The existing system of taxonomy enables authors to adopt standard scientific terms. Naming and categorization of animals and plants have been conducted for thousands of years; however, early attempts were not systematic. Devising a universal system for Read more about How to Write Scientific Names (Part 1)[…]

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