Useless citations

  1. Stop writing long and boring literature reviews that span 50+ years of scientific progress in every paper that you write. Focus on the minimal essential literature review for your paper, and trash everything else. Most papers don’t need an introduction longer than a page.
  2. Don’t assume that the editor or the reviewers will fix it for you. You’re responsible for your writing. Do the work.
  3. Use citations that are relevant, accurate, and that help the reader learn more.

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