When correcting papers, we have been surprised by the many students struggling with intext citations. Although the standards are somewhat different, citations in the text should not be too difficult to master. The most used standards for referencing in research papers are APA-standard and MLA-standard.
Some paper formats allow you to include footnotes in the text, while some do not allow footnotes.
Authors frequently want to include tables and figures in the text.
Sometimes the format or standard prohibits the authors from entering tables and figures directly into the text (where you want your table). Sometimes they have to be included after the main text.
Standards and Formats
Please observe that most scientific fields (and paper formats) have their own specific rules and standards of writing.
You will have to check with your faculty or school to know exactly how to write the paper - the guide is meant as an overview of academic papers in general.
Publication of your article can be a very time-consuming process.
After writing the academic paper, the researchers submit it to a journal. Typically you start with the most regarded journal and then work yourself down the list, until a journal accepts the article.
This means you're free to copy, share and adapt any parts (or all) of the text in the article, as long as you give appropriate credit and provide a link/reference to this page.
That is it. You don't need our permission to copy the article; just include a link/reference back to this page. You can use it freely (with some kind of link), and we're also okay with people reprinting in publications like books, blogs, newsletters, course-material, papers, wikipedia and presentations (with clear attribution).