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Re: st: Suggestion - Citing references from Stata Journal

From   Stas Kolenikov <>
Subject   Re: st: Suggestion - Citing references from Stata Journal
Date   Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:03:26 -0500

I am surprised to hear that you cannot add citations manually in
EndNote. Use LaTeX/bibtex; Stata Journal and Stata Press do. All the
files are in plain text, so it is a matter of editing text files -- if
you are desperate, you can use notepad; if not, any of the text
editors listed at
If for any reason you are not satisfied with bibtex, and want to stick
to EndNote, use (although I don't think it exports from
Stata Journal website; it does from most online libraries though).

I would too like to see more citations to my Stata Journal
contributions, and if out of 200+ annual downloads from SSC, I only
get one citation, I will consider adding annoying reminders in the
output of my packages to cite them. Or, better yet, in dialog boxes --
that's the stuff one cannot miss. (I already have annoying reminders
in the help files, but it looks like only one person has read the help
files so far.)

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Tiago V. Pereira
<> wrote:
> Stas Kolenikov has pointed out a set of very interesting posts that are
> likely to be useful not only for Stata users but also for Stata
> programmers.
> One of the messages signalizes:
> "What particularly irritates me personally is people who clearly used
> user-written packages for statistical software but don't cite them
> properly, or at all, thereby failing to give any credit to the authors.
> Doing so is particularly important when the authors are in academia and
> their jobs depend on publishing papers that get cited. (Perhaps I should
> add that, in my field, many of the culprits are not statisticians.)"
> For example, I am author of a number of papers, which were only published
> because there are  Roger Newson, Maarten Buis, Roger Harbord, Nick Cox,
> Jonathan Sterne, Michael Bradburn, ..., among several other researchers
> that spent thousands of hours writing programs that are now promptly
> available .
> However, I don't cite Stata packages, even though several of them have a
> full paper published in the Stata Journal. It happens that it is very
> tedious to manually add references to my reference manager program. As I
> am usually running out of the time, I end up citing only the Stata
> software, but no user-written package.

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