Read Before You Cite!
"Many of the references cited in scientific papers have not been read by the authors citing them"
"A cunning statistical study has exposed scientists as sloppy reporters"
- Scientific American (Spanish) | PDF
- BBSRC | PDF
- The Half-Life of Facts (Samuel Arbesman) Book Review | PDF
"By examining these mutations we can trace these errors backward in time, and understand how knowledge truly spread from scientist to scientist, instead of how it appeared to spread."
"...negative data is inherently less cited and therefore tends to fail to spread through citation networks."