Should Research papers (especially in reference to Hinduism in any form whatsoever), that are published on eminent or prestigious internet forums or magazines, be allowed and/or considered valid sources for citations purposes on HSE ?
This is an opinion-based question. I am putting my opinion and by no means to hurt anyone's sentiments.
The research work is done by one of us. There may be new contributors who find research sources from the internet or any specific place but again they are also based on the aggregated opinion of a few people and don't justify the real truth from the Vedas, scriptures, and old texts. There are many translations available for different texts with differences in opinions.
This can be done, if anyone is referring those research papers and sources, he/she should verify them before exposing them to the community. In this way, at least they are verified at the initial step and the chances of errors will be minified.
Use trusted sources, from trusted Hindu scripture literature organizations, societies, which people believe in.