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Nature reports on pressure on researchers to cite unnecessary papers


Nature reports on a survey, published in Science, on coercive citation in academic publishing.

Nature: Researchers feel pressure to cite superfluous papers

The survey itself is available on Science’s website: Coercive Citation in Academic Publishing. Wilhite, A. W. & Fong, E. A. Science 335, 542–543 (2012) (subscription required)

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