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Moti Mizrahi

Hi Marcus,

Thanks very much for posting on this.

Anthony Carreras

Part of what I imagine is going on here is that authors are afraid to engage work that has appeared in journals of less prestige because they think that journals of high prestige won't take their papers as seriously if they do. This, of course, is not a good excuse for an author's neglecting to cite someone's work altogether (I mean, c'mon, it's really easy to say in a footnote something like, "For some other recent work on this topic, see Mizrahi 2013).

Moti Mizrahi

Hi Marcus,

I thought I’d share here a comment I got on Twitter regarding this post.

@thinkjustdoit the work you both are doing re: citation practices is significant, influencing students like me I hope others. Adam (@adamhayden) April 24, 2014

It got me thinking that it might be a good idea to do something akin to the Gendered Conference Campaign (http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/gendered-conference-campaign/ ) for citations. That is, we could point to papers that cite mostly papers written by big names or published in top journals in order to raise awareness about the negative effects of such citation practices on the profession. What do you think?

Marcus Arvan

Moti: thanks for the great suggestion. I will indeed try to start such a campaign.

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