Based on the principle that what we read and who we talk to shapes how we live and lead, the citation initiative challenges each one of us to think critically about conventional citation metrics and the recursive effect of search algorithms, disciplinary canons, and syllabi content. What values would we center if we could develop an alternative citation practice to capture the words and ways of thinking and being that truly shape us? How would our research practices change if we sought to honor our relationships with the people and ideas that stay with us, even if it's not for the best of reasons?
We are building a list of people and ideas that we want to honor. We hope you'll visit again to see it.