Referencing practices in physical geography : how well do we cite what we write?

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dc.contributor.author Haussmann, N.S. (Natalie)
dc.contributor.author McIntyre, Trevor
dc.contributor.author Bumby, Adam John
dc.contributor.author Loubser, M.J. (Michael John)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-08T05:00:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-08T05:00:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract Accurate citation practices are important, from both an ethical and a scientific point of view. Using an easily reproducible, previously published method, we assess citation accuracy in 120 articles published in the first half of 2011 and listed under ‘Physical Geography’ in Thomson Reuters’ ISI Web of Knowledge Science Citation Index. Our results indicate that at least 19% of citations in physical geography do not provide clear support for the statements they are meant to support. These results are in line with previously published findings for ‘field-orientated’ sciences. We propose that both authors and editors help remedy this problem, by employing more rigorous writing and editing practices. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Pretoria Research Development Programme (RDP) grant (grant number AOT380). en_US
dc.description.uri http://ppg.sagepub.com/ en_US
dc.identifier.citation Haussmann, NS, McIntyre, T, Bumby, AJ & Loubser, MJ 2013, 'Referencing practices in physical geography: How well do we cite what we write?', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 543-549. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0309-1333 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1477-0296 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0309133313482135
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/39715
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2013 © 2013 by SAGE Publications en_US
dc.subject Bibliometrics en_US
dc.subject Citation en_US
dc.subject Physical geography en_US
dc.subject Referencing en_US
dc.title Referencing practices in physical geography : how well do we cite what we write? en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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