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The research is a first attempt to evaluate the practice of citation to major chemical databases in the scientific literature.

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The research is a first attempt to evaluate the practice of citation to major chemical databases in the scientific literature. This paper proposes that citing chemical databases gives merit and recognition to the resources as well as credibility and validity to the scholarly communication process and also further discusses recommendations for citing and referencing databases.

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In total, 862 scholarly articles containing a citation to one or more of the four databases were identified as only steadily increasing since 2000. The study determined that authors at academic institutions worldwide reference chemical databases in high-impact journals from notable publishers and mainly in the field of chemistry.

Robert Tomaszewski
California State University Fullerton - Irvine Campus

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This page is a summary of: Citations to chemical databases in scholarly articles: to cite or not to cite?, Journal of Documentation, July 2019, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jd-12-2018-0214.
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