Software tools that suggest citable sources as your are writing may sound like a really convenient idea, but we see a lot of disadvantages. Sloppy citing is one of them: the temptation grows to refer to sources without properly reading them. This aggravates already sloppy citation practices in research. Details in our new publication:

Horbach, Serge P. J. M., Wytske M. Hepkema, Willem Halffman, and Freek J. W. Oude Maatman. “Automated Citation Recommendation Tools Encourage Questionable Citations.” Research Evaluation, 2022, rvac016.

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