I'm writing a thesis about the Accords by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).

If I put a table exactly from the Accords, I write in the table note "Source: BCBS (year)".

If I start from a table of the source but add something mine, I write in the table note that I started from BCBS (year) and I added something.

But if I take a table from the source and only change the order of the rows, to group the elements in a different way, or if I merge two tables from the source into one, without modifying the elements, should I write "Source: based on BCBS (year)" or is "Source: BCBS (year)" enough?

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If you do change the content, I would suggest using "Adapted from: BCBS (year)".


I think that as long as you only change the formatting of the table and none of its contents, "Source: BCBS (year)" would be enough.

  • Thank you for your answer, and if I change a bit the content?
    – CarLaTeX
    May 1, 2020 at 19:10

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