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ChatGPT and AI Literacy

Citing generative AI

Each of these has statements about citing generative AI.

For guidelines on citing other formats of generative AI, see How to Cite AI Tools: A Guide for Students.

Be sure to check Central European University's Policy on Student Plagiarism.

Go beyond traditional citations

Some instructors recommend going beyond traditional citations. Students may be asked to include an appendix to their papers, where they list each prompt they used in ChatGPT and discuss how they revised those prompts to get better output.

See: Mollick, Ethan R. and Mollick, Lilach, Using AI to Implement Effective Teaching Strategies in Classrooms: Five Strategies, Including Prompts (March 17, 2023).

Publisher policies

Here are some statements from academic publishers about the use of generative AI.

  • Science Journals policy: "Text generated from AI, machine learning, or similar algorithmic tools cannot be used in papers published in Science journals."
  • Nature publishers: "... researchers using LLM tools should document this use in the methods or acknowledgements sections.”
  • Taylor & Francis Clarifies the Responsible use of AI Tools in Academic Content Creation
  • Cambridge University Press.
    • AI use must be declared and clearly explained in publications such as research papers, just as we expect scholars to do with other software, tools and methodologies.

    • AI does not meet the Cambridge requirements for authorship, given the need for accountability. AI and LLM tools may not be listed as an author on any scholarly work published by Cambridge

    • Authors are accountable for the accuracy, integrity and originality of their research papers, including for any use of AI.

    • Any use of AI must not breach Cambridge’s plagiarism policy. Scholarly works must be the author’s own, and not present others’ ideas, data, words or other material without adequate citation and transparent referencing.

      Please note, individual journals may have more specific requirements or guidelines for upholding this policy.

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