As Calier et al. (2022) summarize: "There is increasing evidence that women, people of colour, and other minoritised groups are systematically under cited (see, for example, Caplar, Tacchella and Birner, 2017; Chakravartty, Kuo, Grubbs and McIlwain, 2018; Fulvio, Akinnola and Postle, 2021)."
As researchers, we can support the goal of citational justice. One important way to do this is to cite diverse authors!
- Look beyond the “top” journals and impact factors - "Less ‘prestigious’ journals can contain more diverse research" (Mason & Merga, 2021)
- Cite works from diverse contexts (other countries, cultures, BIPOC writeres, underrepresented voices in your field, etc.)
- Cite works from languages other than English
- Cite open-access journals published, e.g., in the Global South (see repositories like SciELO, African Journals Online)
- Carefully consider which scholars you quote directly and which you paraphrase, because quoting confers more authority
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