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In general, scholarly papers are very little cited. About half of them, I read somewhere, are not cited even once. Compared to this, my paper Does Religion Foster Generosity? is a roaring success, having been cited at least eight times:

Gilad Be’ery and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, 2015, God and the welfare state: substitutes or complements? An experimental test of the effect of belief in God’s control, PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128858.

Charles Dahana and James E. Monogan III, 2016, The consequences of religious strictness for political participation, Social Science Journal, available online 6 January 2016, doi:10.1016/j.soscij.2015.11.004

Jean Decety et al., 2015, The negative association between religiousness and children’s altruism across the world, Current Biology 25, 2951–2955.

Vito D’Orazio, Teaching with TwoRavens: the quality of government data,

Shahar Gur and Jessie Lynn Olien, 2015, Arguing for a generous identity, Sociology Compass 9(6), 499–508.

Ryan McKay and Harvey Whitehouse, Religion and morality, Psychological Bulletin, Online First Publication, December 22, 2014,

Eduardo Missoni, The donation potential of value-driven youth and non-formal education organizations: the case of the Scout Movement, in A. Massaro et al. (eds.), proceedings of the ESTM residential course “Learning the best ways for caring for blood donors,” European School of Transfusion Medicine, Milan, Italy, December 3–5, 2015,

Lluis Oviedo, 2015, Religious attitudes and prosocial behavior: a systematic review of published research, Religion, Brain and Behavior, published online Jan. 22, 2015, doi:10.1080/2153599X.2014.992803

About four years after I first started considering the topic, my peer-reviewed article on the relation between religious involvement and charitable contributions has finally been published in the Social Science Journal, under the title, “Does Religion Foster Generosity?

Right now it’s online-only, and you can only read it if you have access to scholarly databases such as ScienceDirect. At some point it will be assigned to a physical issue of the journal, and then I will have preprints, and then I’ll be able to share PDFs with people.