Op. Cit. = Pain in the Butt

People don't use the op. cit. form in referencing others' work much anymore: thank God! I'm reading Leijonhufvud, and I find "Arrow op. cit. pg. 54." I've scanned back about 30 pages so far and not found the op. being cit.ed... but of course, perhaps I missed it, so when I get back to page 1 I will have to start over.

Why in the world did this style ever prevail?


  1. I'll see your op. cit. and raise you two loc. cits...agree completely.


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