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To notify a person of a proceeding against him or her or to call a person forth to appear in court.

To make reference to a legal authority, such as a case, in a citation.

Cases, statutes, constitutions, treatises, and other similar authorities are cited to support a certain view of law on an issue. When writing a legal brief, an attorney may wish to strengthen his or her position by referring to cases that support what he or she is saying in order to persuade the court to make a ruling favorable for the client.


Precedent; Stare Decisis.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


v. 1) to make reference to a decision in another case to make a legal point in argument. 2) to give notice of being charged with a minor crime and a date for appearance in court to answer the charge rather than being arrested (usually given by a police officer). (See: citation)

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This process had enough space for editors to decrease the number of citable items that ultimately increased the impact factor of the journal.
The JIF is calculated by dividing the number of journal articles cited by other researchers in a given year by the total number of citable articles published in the previous two years.
IF = Number of times that articles published in a journal in 2011-2012 were cited in indexed journals during 2013/Total number of "citable items" published by that journal in 2011-2012
Reduction in the number of citable articles in denominator increases IF (editors should restrict the number of review and original articles).
There are multiple dilemmas associated with IF, journals that are in English language, publish monthly, available online, open excess, review article tend to get more citations.3 IF crucially depends on article types "citable".
There is no citable study until now about the ossification centers in quail (coturnix c.
For example, to determine a journal's impact factor, the number of articles published by journal X in 2008 and 2009 that were cited by indexed journals in 2010 is divided by the total number of citable publications (articles, reviews, proceedings) published in journal X during 2008 and 2009.
--New sections: laboratory animals, animal health (veterinary science) covering hot topics citable by non-livestock sectors (medical, veterinary and/or basic sciences)
Another way to say this is that language must be "citable" in all types of social contexts--radically divorced from the control of an intentional, situated subject.
Only scholarly articles were included in the ACI calculations--Editorial articles and messages to members were not included as citable items for the purposes of calculating ACI.