Can I publish paper without references?

1. Dec 25, 2015

Mevludin Licina

I'm afraid my science papers represent something new and there are no citations and references. Any advice ? Can I publish paper without references ?

2. Dec 25, 2015

Staff: Mentor

This is complete nonsense. Even the most innovative approach to any problem can reference the failed attempts of others.

3. Dec 25, 2015

Dishsoap

Well, since you are wishing to publish a paper I assume that you are well-read on the literature in the appropriate field of study. What sort of references do they use?

4. Dec 25, 2015

Staff: Mentor

Einstein got away without including any references in his famous 1905 relativity paper, but I'd be cautious of trying to emulate his example.