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Citation Policy

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Distinguishing original and derivative work, citing evidence, giving credit where credit is due, and avoiding plagiarism are core values of the Pleiades community.

Pleiades editorial policy mandates appropriate citation of primary and secondary sources for all content.

New research may be published (with appropriate argument) in Pleiades, but reliance on prior work must be signaled by citing supporting secondary literature in the relevant resource.

Usually, the editors will demand that a new name resource be supported with at least one verifiable citation of a reliable witness (primary source) before it can be published. Some exceptions may obtain, including:

  • Modern name forms that are in ubiquitous use (e.g., "Rome", "London")
  • Historical names reconstructed on linguistic or philological argument (with appropriate citation of secondary publications addressing same); and
  • Rarely, modern or historical names imported from a well-respected external resource that lacks primary citations.