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dc.contributor.authorSanz-Martin, Marina
dc.contributor.authorPitt, Kylie A
dc.contributor.authorCondon, Robert H
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Cathy H
dc.contributor.authorde Santana, Charles Novaes
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T01:31:27Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T01:31:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1466-822X
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/geb.12474
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142891
dc.description.abstractSpeculation over a global rise in jellyfish populations has become widespread in the scientific literature, but until recently the purported ‘global increase’ had not been tested. Here we present a citation analysis of peer‐reviewed literature to track the evolution of the current perception of increases in jellyfish and identify key papers involved in its establishment. Trend statements and citation threads were reviewed and arranged in a citation network. Trend statements were assessed according their degree of affirmation and spatial scale, and the appropriateness of the citations used to support statements was assessed. Analyses showed that 48.9% of publications misinterpreted the conclusions of cited sources, with a bias towards claiming jellyfish populations are increasing, with a single review having the most influence on the network. Collectively, these disparities resulted in a network based on unsubstantiated statements and citation threads. As a community, we must ensure our statements about scientific findings in general are accurately substantiated and carefully communicated such that incorrect perceptions, as in the case of jellyfish blooms, do not develop in the absence of rigorous testing.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1039
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1049
dc.relation.ispartofissue9
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical geography and environmental geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological applications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3709
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4102
dc.titleFlawed citation practices facilitate the unsubstantiated perception of a global trend toward increased jellyfish blooms
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPitt, Kylie A.


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