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Copyright and How to Cite Articles

The web provides a very unique opportunity for the interconnecting of researchers and their work into an evolving online "community" of scholarship. However, that scholarship will not thrive if people are not given credit for their work and ideas. Researchers will just stop publishing their work online and will revert to the traditional publishing methods. Encourage the development of this new and exciting realm of scholarship!

If you use someone's ideas or work, cite them. They will appreciate it. And if you are using their work on your own web page, email them and let them know that you would like to add a link to their page. It not only contributes to the evolving network of knowledge, it also is common courtesy. When citing articles, please use the format below. In my online book The Psychology of Cyberspace, you will find this information in the navigation bar at the top of every article.

Suler, J. (year article was most recently revised). Title of article. In The Psychology of Cyberspace, address for the article (year article was originally published)

so, for example...

Suler, J. (2002). The basic psychological features of cyberspace. In The Psychology of Cyberspace, (article orig. pub. 1996)