How many sources/citations is too many?

Number of words The longer the assignment, the greater the number of references required. As a general rule, there should be between 8 – 12 references for every 1,000 words.

How many in text citations is too much?

Using too many references does not leave much room for your personal standpoint to shine through. As a general rule, you should aim to use one to three, to support each key point you make. This of course depends on subject matter and the point you are discussing, but acts as a good general guide.

What is a respectable number of citations?

For all researchers, 5-10 citations of their papers will be great! Publishing in good journals help the citations of our articles.

Is 10 references too much?

As a general rule, it is better to use the references too often than not enough. This does not refer to the number of different authors/texts, but the frequency of citing those authors. It should be high-frequency overall. You may have been given some advice not to use too many references.

Is there a limit to how much you can cite?

Most journals do not have a limit, but in management, IMO, when the number of refs exceeds 120 (except for review articles), the editorial team may raise a red flag. But personally, I have had papers with more than 120.

Is 30 citations a lot?

If you have even 1 citations for a manuscript you are already (almost!) in the top half (top 55.8%). With 10 or more citations, your work is now in the top 24% of the most cited work worldwide; this increased to the top 1.8% as you reach 100 or more citations.

Is 40 references too much?

If you’re multi-referencing the same point, it’d look better than if you had 40 single-references in my opinion, as this would require being very brief for only 3000 words. But essentially, 40 is not too many, it just really depends how you’ve structured your essay/used your references.

Is 100 citations a year good?

If the paper were published after 2008, it could be above the norm even if it had only a small handful of citations. A hundred citations is clearly “highly impactful” regardless of the year the paper was published.

How many citations should I have?

How many citations should a paper have? Using too many references does not leave much room for your personal standpoint to shine through. As a general rule, you should aim to use one to three, to support each key point you make.

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