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”Some highly cited academics seem to be heavy self-promoters — but researchers warn against policing self-citation”



”The world’s most-cited researchers, according to newly released data, are a curiously eclectic bunch. Nobel laureates and eminent polymaths rub shoulders with less familiar names...What leaps out…is that many of the citations to their work come from their own papers, or from those of their co-authors

The study could help to flag potential extreme self-promoters, and possibly ‘citation farms’, in which clusters of scientists massively cite each other, say the researchers…

The data are by far the largest collection of self-citation metrics ever published. And they arrive at a time when funding agencies, journals and others are focusing more on the potential problems caused by excessive self-citation. In July, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a publisher-advisory body in London, highlighted extreme self-citation as one of the main forms of citation manipulation. This issue fits into broader concerns about an over-reliance on citation metrics for making decisions about hiring, promotions and research funding…”


Hundreds of extreme self-citing scientists revealed in new database by Richard Van Noorden & Dalmeet Singh Chawla, Nature - 19AUG19



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Sighting Self-citing Scientists 1892 Dr. Troglodyte 21-Aug-19 14:14
Re: Sighting Self-citing Scientists 144 D-Archer 21-Aug-19 15:59
A New Drug 144 Lost_In_Place 22-Aug-19 08:55
exaggerated 129 drrayeye 22-Aug-19 19:25
Re: exaggerated 177 Lost_In_Place 22-Aug-19 20:42
Re: Sighting Self-citing Scientists 102 Nth 23-Sep-19 13:52
Re: Sighting Self-citing Scientists 107 Lost_In_Place 24-Sep-19 06:20
Re: Sighting Self-citing Scientists 152 Nth 29-Sep-19 17:30


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