citations in digital era

These ideas by Patrick Dunleavy are not at all limited to practice-as-research but seems pretty useful.

I like the idea of grey literature:

(that is, conference papers, working papers, reports, media sources, blogs and shorter or less formally published materials generally)

Academic references have stayed the same for too long, so that right across the world, and across most disciplines, students and academics are still solemnly recording useless citation information (e.g. place of publication for global publishers) and not recording vital information (e.g. where to access the open access version of the cited text).

View story at Medium.com

Patrick Dunleavy has published a longer set of arguments for why citation practices need to change here:

https://medium.com/advice-and-help-in-authoring-a-phd-or-non-fiction/academic-citation-practices-need-to-be-modernized-6eb2e4a44846#.5hvl6nimy

You can follow Dunleavy on twitter at https://twitter.com/write4research and on medium at https://medium.com/@write4research.

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