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Bias In Citations

Science is performed by people and all people have biases. Scientific papers by women and people of color are undercited compared to papers written by white men. It is our job as authors to make sure we are doing due diligence and comprehensively citing important work in the field relevant to our work in our manuscripts.

Here are some papers that I recommend reading.

This is a great blog post that explains how to look for bias in your citations: https://biomedicalodyssey.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2021/01/citation-bias-in-my-publication-heres-how-to-check/

Here is a cite where you can download one of the citation bias checkers that I've used: https://github.com/mb3152/balanced_citer

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