Have any postings to stackexchange been cited in scholarly publications?

If one does that, should one just name the author, the subject line, the date of posting, and the URL?

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Related. –  Did Jan 16 '13 at 18:18
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Searching Google Scholar for "math.stackexchange.com" and "mathoverflow.net" returns a few results. –  Martin Sleziak Jan 16 '13 at 18:58
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Though this has been posted in the comments, it deserves to be more prominently featured: We have a built-in feature to suggest citation formats.

  1. Click on the share button on the bottom of a post in Main (it doesn't work on Meta posts). Like so: enter image description here
  2. Notice that on the bottom left of the box there is a cite link. Click on it and you'd see enter image description here In the above shown dialog box, you can copy the "Example citation" as it is and paste it into the document you are writing, or if you use the bibliographic systems BibTeX or amsrefs to produce citation information for your LaTeX document, you can copy the associated version of citation information from the code box below. For systems like EndNote you will have to either enter the information manually following the example given, or use a converter that imports the BibTeX code into the format you desire. Google is your friend for the last.
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I think the discussion on MO is perhaps the best place to look. In particular, that thread led to a 'cite' button appearing on each MO post, providing a sample citation, BibTex, and amsrefs.

For example, on this thread, which looks like:

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the 'cite' link produces the following for BibTeX:

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and the following for amsrefs:

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Between the sample citations and the bib/ams refs, I can't think of what else you would want. I suspect that this hasn't been added in on MSE because we aren't research-focused.

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It is enabled on MSE, see here. Click share, then cite (on main, not on meta). In fact, Martin already linked to this post in the comments to the question. –  user53153 Jan 16 '13 at 23:17
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BTW, I think this should be added to the FAQ. Or RAQ, as the case may be... –  user53153 Jan 16 '13 at 23:46
    
5PM: I never knew that - Thanks. The things you learn. –  mixedmath Jan 17 '13 at 2:35
    
@5PM That is a pretty useful one! –  user17762 Jan 17 '13 at 6:14
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