I recently jointly wrote a short opinion piece on the (in my view) profoundly annoying tendency of academic journals to use wildly different formats for cited references (Riding and Powell 2018). A global standard scheme for this was advocated which should be simple to understand and easy to use. Who has not been driven to distraction by having to remember to, for example, put a comma after the final author’s name, italicise journal names and/or write the volume number in bold font when compiling a bibliography?

On a similar vein, a recent experience of mine made me yearn for...

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