How social sciences citations create impact

Professor Patrick Dunleavy at London School of Economics view on citations in Humanities and Social Sciences

Poor citation practices are a form of academic self-harm in the humanities and social sciences

In this recent post the author, Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics, says that he has participated in a great many discussions among social scientists about low citation rates and had fewer discussions with humanities scholars. In the above titled blog post, Professor Dunleavy considers the various approaches to citation across disciplines and how for example this is shown in Google metrics. He states that how we cite and reference other work relates back closely and integrally to how we practice science and scholarship.

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