Citation games: mocking research
Matt Hodgkinson, COPE Council member, was invited to speak at the ISMTE European Virtual Event 2020.
Matt explored the ethics of citations, looking at who subverts best practice, why they do it, how they can be countered, and what are the consequences. From self-citing authors, to coercive reviewers and editors, and citation rings, citation manipulation undermines research integrity. Can we treat all citations as equal, such as those to articles in predatory journals, retracted or corrected articles, and non-peer reviewed content?