Fair Cite – Towards a fairer culture of citation in academia

The Fair Cite initiative sprung forth from a series of conversations beginning in November 2011 that asked how best to cite a web-based collaborative project developed in the humanities. Whose names should be included in the citation? What types and levels of contributions constitute “enough” to be listed as an author of this non-traditional form of academic output? Should authorship be limited to principal investigators, or should we also include project managers, database builders, web designers, and student assistants?

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