Preprint: how to cite in MLA (8th ed.)?

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Basic rules

According to the rules of MLA Style (8th ed.), to reference a preprint (working paper) in works cited, you should indicate the author(s) of the source, its title, year of publication, database, as well as URL address and date of access (for online sources).

For a source with editors, translators, and so on, the information on all such contributors should be given after the title of the preprint.

How to cite in a bibliography

Reference template:

Author(s). "Preprint Title." Database, year, URL. Accessed date of access. Preprint.

Find out more about how to cite authors, editors, and translators.

Examples of references in works cited:

Feng, Jishe, and Hongtao Fan. "A Study on the Determinants of Some Hessenberg Toeplitz Bohemians." Preprints, 2020, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020. Preprint.

Sheil, Meredith, and Adam Polkinghorne. "Optimal Methods of Documenting Analgesic Efficacy in Neonatal Piglets Undergoing Castration." Preprints, 2020, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020. Preprint.

Karwan, Khamphee, et al. "Vainshtein Mechanism in General Purely Disformal Gravity Theory." arXiv, 2017, Accessed 12 June 2020. Preprint.

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