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How to cite for a figure taken from a paper?

  1. Nov 7, 2015 #1
    I want to present a picture which was taken from a paper in my thesis. Can I simply write at the end of the figure caption "(taken from [reference])" or should I get an official permission from the paper's author?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 7, 2015 #2
    If it copyrighted (most are), you need permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be the author.
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