Poll: have you ever cited a blog post during peer review?

Via Twitter, Diogo Provete noted that he’s cited our blog posts at least three times during peer review. Thanks Diogo! I’ve cited some of Brian’s posts on statistical machismo and model selection in a peer review. Which got me wondering: is citing blog posts in peer review becoming a Thing? To collect some anecdata, here’s a little poll. Looking forward to your responses!

 

17 thoughts on “Poll: have you ever cited a blog post during peer review?

    • I can only hope this thread becomes a game of Can You Top This:

      “I’ve cited a blog post in a project proposal.”

      “That’s nothing. I cited a blog post in a *marriage* proposal!”

      πŸ™‚

      • Touche! The only way to top this is to say: “I cited a blog post in two marriage proposals”, but the level of originality (both in “Can you top this” and in marriage proposal creativity) would certainly plummet! πŸ™‚

  1. Ok, with 84 116 votes in, looks like about 14% of people have cited a blog post during peer review. I assume that’s an upper bound on the true frequency, given that we asked the question of blog readers. Still, that’s a bit higher than I expected, I was guessing 10% or less. But it’s early, things could change.

  2. I am not sure if I have in reviews, although I wouldn’t be opposed to it. But starting with my most recent paper, I am trying to (mostly self-)cite blogs in the Supplementary Material to give more context to methods. This way, I can start to write and share the content of the Sup Mat publicly before I am ready for a preprint. It seems to help with feedback and keeping a collaboration on track.

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