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Citing responsibly

It is important to think about who you are crediting in your work, and recognize bias, power, and privilege in academic scholarship.

  • Follow this short citational politics training module from CLEAR to understand how your citations have power.
  • Your article passes the Gray test if you cite and discuss the scholarship of at least two women and two non-white people.


  • Teich, E. G., Kim, J. Z., Lynn, C. W., Simon, S. C., Klishin, A. A., Szymula, K. P., Srivastava, P., Bassett, L. C., Zurn, P., Dworkin, J. D., & Bassett, D. S. (2022). Citation inequity and gendered citation practices in contemporary physics. Nature Physics, 18(10), 1161-1170.
  • Day, A., Corbett, P., & Boyle, J. (2020). Is there a gender gap in chemical sciences scholarly communication? Chemical Science, 11(8), 2277-2301.
  • Mihaljević-Brandt, H., Santamaría, L., & Tullney, M. (2016). The effect of gender in the publication patterns in mathematics. PLoS One, 11(10), e0165367.

Find more readings on our Measurements Guide.

Citation management software

  • EndNote - Build your personal database of references, organize them into groups, find and attach the full text of papers, and insert bibliographic citations in your papers in your chosen style.
  • Zotero - McGill Library provides support for this online citation tool.

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