Why should you properly cite your research?
Citation politics is about reproducing sameness. Academia has a long history with intellectual gatekeeping. Institutions of higher education still employ a homogenous faculty population resulting in white male dominated research production favoring western systems of knowledge.
Women are cited less on average than research authored by men. If a women co-authors with a man, the paper has a higher chance of being cited.
People of color and other marginalized people are less cited than their white colleauges even if they have more experience than white researchers
Well-cited scholars have authority because they are well-cited. However, well-cited does not equate to quality especially at the expense of those less-cited.
Language adapted from Dawn Stahura's LibGuide