Is there any problem if i will use some one article for collecting data?

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Khafzam Aljabry on Oct 22, 2016 • 1 answer
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Thanks for getting in touch with your question. If I understand your question correctly, you are asking if you can use the data from a published paper in your own work?

It’s absolutely fine to use data from another paper. In fact, one of the purposes of publishing is that others can not only see your results but also use them to interpret their own work.

If you want to use data from a paper, it’s best to contact the corresponding author of that paper and ask if he/she could provide you with the raw data. This is especially helpful when you want to get the numbers behind a curve in a figure. But also, it may lead to a useful interaction with the authors of that paper. Of course, make sure to properly cite the other paper when you publish your own results.

There is one thing to be careful with, though. Merely copying a figure from another paper into your own paper, without permission from the publisher, is not allowed. You should always seek permission if you want to do that.

I hope this is of help.

Best wishes,


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Bart Verberck on Oct 24, 2016
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