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Is it appropriate to add a new reference in the revised version of a manuscript?

  • Can you be more explicit? What kind of manuscript? What kind of revision? Why do you want to add this reference? – Ted Wrigley May 6 at 15:25
  • @Ted Wrigley, Scientific manuscript, double blind revision, it helps to answer the reviewers' comments. – user44161 May 6 at 15:34
  • So this is for reviewers on a manuscript submitted (but not yet accepted) for publication? Then yes, adding a new reference is completely normal and acceptable. Review periods are meant to allow you to make minor revisions to the text at the suggestion of reviewers, if you so chose. If the new reference improves the quality of the manuscript, feel free... – Ted Wrigley May 6 at 15:43
  • Yes this is, thank you – user44161 May 6 at 16:50
  • If you added content that you need to reference, or if you had neglected to cite something previously, and you need to correct that omission, then adding a reference would be appropriate. – Jason Bassford May 6 at 23:05

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