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Acknowledgment (creative arts and sciences)

In the creative arts and scientific literature, an acknowledgment (also spelled acknowledgement) is an expression of gratitude for assistance in creating an original work.


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There have been some attempts to extract bibliometric indices from the acknowledgments section (also called "acknowledgments paratext")[2] of research papers in order to evaluate the impact of the acknowledged individuals, sponsors and funding agencies.[3][4]

Apart from citation, which is not usually considered to be an acknowledgment, acknowledgment of conceptual support is widely considered to be the most important for identifying intellectual debt. Some acknowledgments of financial support, on the other hand, may simply be legal formalities imposed by the granting institution.

  1. moral support
  2. financial support
  3. editorial support
  4. presentational support
  5. instrumental/technical support
  6. conceptual support, or peer interactive communication (PIC)

give the following six categories: [1]

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