How to spot a ‘citation cartel’

Posted in Research on January 18th, 2017 by steve

International“Do you know the difference between a group of researchers in the same field who cite each other’s related work, and a group of authors who purposefully cite each other in order to boost their own profiles? It’s not easy to do, say researchers in a new article about so-called ‘Citation cartels’ …” (more)

[Retraction Watch, 18 January]

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Journal citation cartels on the rise

Posted in Research on June 22nd, 2013 by steve

“According to the 2013 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Reports, published on Wednesday, 37 journals have been added to the banned list this year for having ‘anomalous citation patterns’ …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 21 June]

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