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“Et tu, Brute?” or “Congratulations, you have an all male Reference list!”

The other day I got an email that contained a great implicit question.  My interlocutor wanted to assign my recently published Presidential Address to Peace Science (ungated proof here), but expressed reluctance to do so given the paucity of work … Continue reading

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Page #s in Academic Citations

In academic work one sometimes encounters cites without page numbers (e.g., Gurr 1970) and other times with them (e.g., Gurr 1970, pp. 61-3).  How does an author decide which is appropriate? The rule is simple. If the claim you are … Continue reading

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Numeric v Alpha Order in String Cites

Here’s a common practice that irritates me: ordering the references in a string of citations in a scientific study alphabetically… … as has been well established in the literature (Akbar 2006; Foo 1965; Gnu 1998). rather than numerically… … as … Continue reading

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