We’ve all heard the rule: The first time we cite a source, in a reference note, we cite all details about the source. After that, each time we cite the same source, we use a short form. That’s the rule. But every rule has exceptions. Sometimes, rules just don’t work.
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19 January 2014 A researcher from Sweden, raises this issue on EE’s Facebook page. Actually, he sidled into the issue sideways, from the angle of “short citations.” But, as with everything in life, when we design shortcuts, it pays to consider the larger framework of the research needs we need to fill.