Can I use citation marks before comma? Since chronic stress causes the adrenal glands

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Can I use citation marks before comma?

Since chronic stress causes the adrenal glands (which produce hormones related to hair growth) to continually generate high levels of cortisol [1], they produce fewer hormones that promote hair growth, leading to hair loss [2].

Like the above sentence.
 

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No. Why do you want to do that? What do you think you are citing?

This sentence is your own language. You can't quote yourself.
 

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I just want to say that I got some supporting information from the other academic paper.
 

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Oh, I see what you mean. Is this work for a university? In which country? Have you been told to make citations in this way?

The 'normal' way is to use brackets enclosing the text and page number, but this sometimes depends on the conventions of the academy, who may have specific requirements.

You don't seem to have learnt how to write academic papers. I think you ought to spend some time doing so before continuing. Is this your first one? Is it to be published or is it purely for assessment?
 

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I am a Korean university student and I am taking a leave of absence now. This is my first time writing academic papers and I am writing it because I just want to practice academic writing, not for other purposes.
 

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Okay, that's helpful to know. Could you tell us a little about this particular text? Include who you imagine reading it.
 

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I am studying at university and writing an article. I have a similar question. Can I use APA citation style in my work?
 

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I am studying at university and writing an article. I have a similar question. Can I use APA citation style in my work?

Your course tutor knows what citation style they want. I suggest you ask him/her.
 

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I asked him and he told me that you can use the APA citation style, but I did not fully understand all the features of this citation style. I have a few questions that I hope you can help me with.
1. How to correctly cite electronic sources without an author or non-printed sources?
2. How to correctly cite journal articles and academic journals in APA citation.
On the site https://edubirdie.com/citation/apa/ I found a detailed description and a guide on how to properly use this citation style in different cases. But I am still afraid of making a mistake.
 

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Well, I don't know what to say other than don't be afraid! You've got to start somewhere! Remember that making mistakes is a great way to learn.

Don't worry. You're not going to get penalised heavily for this kind of error, especially since your institution doesn't appear to be very helpful in guiding you to what kind of citation style they require. Your course tutor is far more interested in a) the content of your work, and b) whether you've cited your sources at all. If there are issues with the precise details of how you've cited these sources, I'm sure he or she will let you know.
 
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