Citation, Documentation of Sources

Q. What do you do about reproducing a table found in a work you are citing? Can it be used and cited the same way text can be?

A. There is some debate about this. One camp perceives a table as text and would cite it as you would a passage in a book or journal, without special permission (especially if you are merely using the data within the table). Another camp recommends getting permission, especially if you are reproducing wholesale a table that has a unique design or layout or interpretation of the data. If you have any doubts, seek the advice of your publisher.