What is Citation Justice?

Workshop dates

Workshops will be held on the following dates. Please click the link to book your place via SuperSaas - you will need to register for a password if you are using this for the first time.

  • Workshop dates for Autumn 2024 will be added shortly.

Please note: all our workshops are subject to a minimum registration requirement. If this is not met the workshop will be cancelled and you will be offered a place on an alternate date.

Course description

As researchers and authors we cite others to acknowledge an intellectual debt.  These citations become a proxy for influence and confer a sense of power.  It has been shown that there is a disproportionate bias towards citations of western, white males in the literature of many disciplines.  

In this session participants will develop an understanding of how the ‘canon’ of many disciplines has emerged and how we might begin to find and cite a wider variety of voices.  It will introduce the idea of ‘citation diversity statements’ and suggest tools for finding literature that is more representative of the global majority.   

The workshop covers topics which primarily fall under domain D3 of the Researcher Development Framework.


All PGRs and research active staff.

Accessibility statement

Our workshops and online courses are designed to be inclusive, catering for a wide range of disabilities. We provide accessible documents and a live transcript for online workshops as standard.

Please contact libraryresearchskills@contacts.bham.ac.uk if you have any additional support requirements, and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Further help

The Research Skills Team can also offer one-to-one appointments and bespoke workshops on this topic.


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