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Citing articles and copyright

Postby boron » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:40 pm

I know what is appropriate style of citing articles, for example Harvard citation style.

On one website I have published some articles with lot of references to online medical journals, PubMed, etc, and I decided to use only the title of the article or some of my words and the link with the website name.

One example:
http://www.nutrientsreview.com/minerals/calcium-ca.html

I do not use the academic style (abstract, methods, conclusions..) in the article, so I decided to not use the official citing style in the references, mainly because the article is intended for common people, not for other researchers.

My questions:
1. Do I break any copyright law if I do not cite articles in the official way?
2. If I find a complete article in the PubMed Central, but the article was originally published in Western Journal of Medicine, am I allowed to link link to PubMed Central?

Example:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1071161/
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Re: Citing articles and copyright

Postby daniel.kurz » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:58 am

No, you are not breaking the law. You must at a minimum quote the source and give credit. It is appreciated if you use the form because it cuts down on error in verifying who credit is due to.

You should link to the source that you get the resource from. So if you find the paper through pubmed but you view and download the PDF form the Journal of Lipid Research (JLR), you must use the JLR link.
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Postby boron » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:40 am

OK, I appreciate.
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