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Artificial Intelligence

Many thanks to the USF and IRSC Librarians for their contributions to this guide!

Citing AI Generated Writing

What does this mean for student researchers?

If you choose to use ChatGPT or some other AI technology for writing, be sure you are transparent about your use of it with your teachers. Rules for citing ChatGPT are not yet fully established. It has been recommended that the information is cited similar to a personal communication of some kind (emails, phone conversations, text messages, etc.)  Cite the communicator's name, the phrase "personal communication," and the date of the communication in your text only" for APA style.

Example: (Chat, GPT, personal communication," Feb. 22, 2023).

Ultimately, the ethical use of chat AI technology depends on the context in which it is being used and the expectations of the individuals or organizations involved. It is important for users to understand the potential implications of using chat AI technology and to approach its use with honesty and integrity.

Citing AI in Your Research

Publisher policies and requirements

Before including generative AI tools in a project you intend to get published, make sure your target journal and publisher allow the integration of AI generated text and images with manuscript submissions.  Below are a few example publisher statements or policy on the use of AI in article submissions.