New paper from Keisha Ray discusses citation bias

By Angela Gomez, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
August 26, 2022

Keisha Ray, PhD, recently published a commentary with fellow coauthors about bias in citation patterns and practice. They discussed that past research has demonstrated that an author’s gender, race, and nationality can affect whether they are cited. To address such issues, some commentators have proposed the inclusion of citation diversity statements. In the commentary, Ray et al., discuss arguments in favor of these statements as well as relevant practical and ethical issues. The paper, “Citation Bias, Diversity, and Ethics” appears online in Accountability in Research.