I have to confess I found the BMJ article on citation distortion
interesting... but heavy going!
The BMJ podcast interview with the author (Steven Greenberg) is a great
explanation of his research:
From: Evidence based health (EBH)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Munier
Sent: 28 July 2009 19:36
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Subject: Inappropriate citation
Many of you would have read this article by now, for those who have not
I wished to share this article. This brilliant piece of research was
published in this week's BMJ. The web version is much detailed and makes
the case of how inappropriate citations can prepetuate unsubstantiated
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