Friday, Oct. 14

06-08 The Politics of Citation: On Not Citing the Usual Suspects

Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Sponsored by the Archives and Libraries Section

Chair: Moira Marsh (Indiana University)

Forum participants:

Allison B Chaplin (Indiana University Press)

Willa L. Liburd Tavernier (Indiana University Bloomington)

The politics of citation matter because high metrics translate to dollars, status, and recognition for both individuals and institutions. By the same token, those whose work is ignored and not cited are not going to be as successful. How do we make a more inclusive citation canon for our field? Is it ethical to not cite those whose behavior we find reprehensible? Improving (or breaking) the citation canon touches on how we do research, how we decolonize syllabi, and how journals review submissions.