Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answers to some of our most popular questions

  1. Q: What exactly does Recite do?
    A: It checks that the citations in the body of your work match up with the references at the end. It also checks for some stylistic errors in citations. Please see our Product Tour for a full run through of features.
  2. Q: Is this service really free?
    A: Yes, it is while the service is in beta. In the future we will introduce very competitive pricing.
  3. Q: What referencing styles do you support?
    A: Recite is designed around "author-date" systems like APA and Harvard. Get in touch if you think we need to support something else.
  4. Q: Do you check that the quote I've used appears in the document I say it does?
    A: No, not currently, we just check that your in-text citation matches up with a corresponding reference list entry and that they appear to be formatted correctly.
  5. Q: When Recite says I have no errors, is my work error free?
    A: Reallistically, no. Recite checks your paper against a growing number of rules, which enable us to highlight issues to you - we unfortunately do not check everything and therefore do not guarantee your work is error free.
  6. Q: Are you going to steal my work?
    A: Absolutely not. Your work is precious to you and we appreciate this. We promise we will not share anything you upload with anyone else or use your work in anyway apart from helping us improve how Recite works. See our privacy page for more details.
  7. Q: Do you store my document on your servers?
    A: While this is a beta service, we store documents securely for a short period of time so that we can test that everything worked as it should have done. When we come out of beta, we will not be storing documents.
  8. Q: I've spotted an error / there is something I don't like / I've got some feedback, how do I get in touch?
    A: Fill out our feedback form or drop us an email or tweet us.