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dc.contributor.author Smith, Neal -
dc.contributor.author Cumberledge, Aaron -
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-22T07:37:17Z -
dc.date.available 2021-01-22T07:37:17Z -
dc.date.created 2020-11-13 -
dc.date.created 2020-11-13 -
dc.date.issued 2020-10 -
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, v.476, no.2242, pp.20200538 -
dc.identifier.issn 1364-5021 -
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/12809 -
dc.description.abstract Due to the incremental nature of scientific discovery, scientific writing requires extensive referencing to the writings of others. The accuracy of this referencing is vital, yet errors do occur. These errors are called 'quotation errors'. This paper presents the first assessment of quotation errors in high-impact general science journals. A total of 250 random citations were examined. The propositions being cited were compared with the referenced materials to verify whether the propositions could be substantiated by those materials. The study found a total error rate of 25%. This result tracks well with error rates found in similar studies in other academic fields. Additionally, several suggestions are offered that may help to decrease these errors and make similar studies more feasible in the future. © 2020 The Author(s). -
dc.language English -
dc.publisher Royal Society Publishing -
dc.title Quotation errors in general science journals -
dc.type Article -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1098/rspa.2020.0538 -
dc.identifier.wosid 000581912300001 -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-85096033988 -
dc.type.local Article(Overseas) -
dc.type.rims ART -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.citation.publicationname Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences -
dc.contributor.localauthor Smith, Neal -
dc.contributor.localauthor Cumberledge, Aaron -
dc.contributor.nonIdAuthor Smith, Neal -
dc.contributor.nonIdAuthor Cumberledge, Aaron -
dc.identifier.citationVolume 476 -
dc.identifier.citationNumber 2242 -
dc.identifier.citationStartPage 20200538 -
dc.identifier.citationTitle Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences -
dc.type.journalArticle Article -
dc.description.isOpenAccess N -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor research ethics -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor quotation accuracy -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor references -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor quotation errors -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor substantiation of claims -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor bibliometrics -
dc.subject.keywordPlus REFERENCE ACCURACY -
dc.subject.keywordPlus REFERENCES -
dc.subject.keywordPlus CITATION -

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