Thursday, October 09, 2008

B - A Plea for a Common Citation Format in Scientific Serials

Leslie D M, Hamilton M J. A Plea for a Common Citation Format in Scientific Serials. Serials Review 2007;33(1):1-3
doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2006.11.009

The article focus on the alarming issue of the time researchers spend correcting reference sections. The time spent by authors and editors conforming to a particular style in reference sections, the total time invested in preparing reference sections among serials in a single year and the person-hours spent on the preparation and editing of reference sections among just the fourteen serials were estimated. From the results obtained emerges a need for uniformity among scientific serials, to redirect energy on science and syntax rather than frivolity that robs scientific pursuit and discovery.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6W63-4MVN05M-2&_user=2754627&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=2754627&md5=daaa32bd7b39b19c2643cd0dfcb1b685

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