[Irtalk] Academic citation practices need to be modernized — Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book — Medium

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 11:24:15 SAST 2014

Researchers and academics spend a lot of time documenting the sources of
the ideas, methods and evidence they have drawn on in their own writings.
But I want to try and convince you that our existing citation and
referencing practices are now woefully out of date and no longer fit for
purpose in the modern world. *The whole scholarly purpose of citing sources
has changed around us, but our conventions have not recognized the change
nor adapted yet.* I first set out what’s wrong with what we do now, and
then sketch a radical agenda for starting afresh.

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