Citing without Referencing and Two Other Ways to Reduce Errors in Scientific Communication

  • Lee Ellis (Minot State University)


A new method for citing articles and books in scientific publications is proposed. The method all but eliminates the need to list references. In addition to identifying and illustrating the basic rules involved, this article uses the proposed method. Thus, while citations appear throughout, no references are presented. Instead, readers can locate each cited publication by simply copying the citation verbatim and inserting it into the dialogue box of Google Scholar. Two more recommendations for improving the transmission of scientific are also proposed.

Keywords: improving scientific communication, scientific citing, references errors in science

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Published on
31 Dec 2022
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