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How do you cite yourself?

In this answer I cited some work I did a while ago. To what extent should we allow self-linking? I have noticed in some cases there is self-linking that is only tangentially related to the ...
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A “cite this paper, will you?” button?

Just for everyone's attention, a nice question has popped up in the MathOverflow meta: Formatting citations to the literature on MathOverflow, shooting towards a button that will insert a formatted ...
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Where can I find a statement of the Physics SE policy on self-citation?

The question How was it determined how many neutrinos result from a single Beta decay? was asked recently and I had previously researched and written up in my book. As the passage in my book ...
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How can I cite a question in SE?

Is there a way to cite a StackExchange question, in a way similar to arXiv.org for instance ? For arXiv, I can just write arXiv:1303.6666 for the article at link http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.6666 and ...
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Looking for a back end for a Physics SE literature citation button

The question Citation tool on Math.SE, can we get it? showcases a really nice feature that started as a userscript some three years ago and which has now been officially enabled on MathOverflow and ...
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What is the policy for linking? E.g.: Why should we link to abstract pages rather than pdf files? How do we cite arXiv preprints?

As a comment to one of my contributions, I received the comment: In the future please link to abstract pages rather than pdf files. Fine. I am happy to follow up on this suggestion. Can anybody ...
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Citation tool on Math.SE, can we get it?

I was just about to ask a question on math.se when I saw they had a new (I think) tool: From what I can tell it allows a quick way to search and include references in questions and answers: I think ...
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Should we encourage citations/references to included images?

While most questions/answers seem to be pretty good about including the link to articles (etc) where they take images from, it seems like it might be good to consistently encourage that the original ...
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Answers quoting non-peer reviewed material

When answering a question on Physics, should answers that make reference to non-peer reviewed material that is found on, for example, arXiv, be discouraged, or even removed?
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Borrowing images

Can you tell me if it is allowed to borrow a diagram from another post in this site? Is it necessary to cite both the source and the post from which it was borrowed? Thanks
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Publications Citing Physics SE?

What publications (papers, books, etc.) have cited questions or answers of Physics StackExchange?
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Should answers that link to Wikipedia be deleted?

If someone answers a question but refers to a Wikipedia link as a definitive source for the answer, should that answer be deleted or flagged somehow? Reasons and explanation for my question The ...
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Is is good/bad to cite to posts in other Q&A sites?

Is it nice to link to other Q&A sites when answering questions? I know that we don't have expectations as skeptics people. But, I have a bad feeling when we come up with an answer based on someone'...
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Citing all your work

Many times I have answered questions only to be told to cite it. So I research and find somebody has already published it. With as much brains around here is it not possible to arrive at the same ...
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Explicit references matter!

I know that this forum should not replace a good bibliographic research, but... It is quite useful to know which book or paper or tutorial or any other external source of information that people have ...