Cite Canadian!!

February 25, 2009

An off-hand comment placed elsewhere (hmm, major drawback with the iPhone wordpress app is the usual Achilles heel of no cut, copy or paste features; update, here it is) has me thinking about citation practices. Everybody slants the old cites, right? Tell me you at least prioritize your own? But also those of your homies…wait. Which “homies”? Friends, department-mates, Univ. Colleagues? How about good old jingoistic nationalism?

Cite Canadian!!!!

One Response to “Cite Canadian!!”

  1. biopunk Says:

    It had never occurred to me that there would be people who would actually choose or use the “criteria” you listed. Ick. Scientific nationalism? That is so regressive.

    You don’t actually do that , do you?


  2. Based on the title, I thought this post was going to be about Ryan Gregory’s recent post about the National Research Council Press of Canada issuing him with a copyright infringment notice for posting his PDFs on his own website, because:

    “We would prefer that you link to the PDF on our site, which would be freely accessible to all Canadians (content pre-2011) and paid subscribers”.

    Hey, if you can’t read it you can’t cite it!

    Back on-topic: I’ve never heard of anyone limiting their citations on nationalistic grounds, but some of the other categories you mention may well apply!


  3. DrugMonkey Says:

    …some of the worst offenders in fields that I follow seem to hail from a certain rainy island kingdom, Cath….


  4. becca Says:

    You really need to read more Jonah Lehrer. Or does the lack of click-space proximity of your new venues prevent that?

    see also


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