Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Quotes from the science blogosphere

"By setting up strict reference limits, the journals instead tend to devalue the reference system by leading one to believe that referencing a paper is nothing but a mere courtesy, as opposed to an obligation"

-Editorial at Lab Times (not exactly a quote from the blogosphere, but still).

I agree. Limiting reference number and failing to rightfully acknowledge the correct and original source of a claim, idea or result, due to "space constrains", is frankly, irresponsible.