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Citační etika v pedagogickém výzkumu : k vynucování citací a zakládání citačních kartelů

Title in English Citation ethics in educational research : On coercing citations and establishing citation cartels

KNECHT Petr TŮMA František

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia paedagogica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

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Keywords ethics of science; publication ethics; questionable research practices; citations; coercive citations; citation cartels
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Description Although numbers of citations are considered to be indicators of a researcher's reputation and contributions in academia, citations can also be assigned a certain economic value. This economic approach can be observed in Czechia, too, which motivates some researchers to gain citations using ethically problematic methods. Therefore, the aim of this study is to discuss issues related to citations. Selected excerpts, which originate from the authors' academic experience and observations, document how researchers coerce citations and establish citation cartels. Viewed from the perspective of Merton's scientific ethos, these practices undermine openmindedness, transparency, and a critical approach in research. We present some recommendations for ethically correct citations in the conclusion of this paper.

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