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Can I publish paper without references?

  1. Dec 25, 2015 #1
    I'm afraid my science papers represent something new and there are no citations and references. Any advice ? Can I publish paper without references ?
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  3. Dec 25, 2015 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    This is complete nonsense. Even the most innovative approach to any problem can reference the failed attempts of others.
  4. Dec 25, 2015 #3
    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?
  5. Dec 25, 2015 #4


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