Should self-citations be included or excluded from measures of academic performance?

Posted in Research on July 29th, 2014 by steve

“There has been much discussion over how useful citation metrics, like Google Scholar’s H index, really are and to what extent they can be gamed. Specifically there appears to be concern over the practice of self-citation as it varies widely between disciplines …” (more)

[Impact of Social Sciences, 29 July]

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Citation Cartels

Posted in Governance and administration on June 22nd, 2013 by steve

International“… Surely it is now time for Thomson Reuters to stop counting self-citations for the Research Influence indicator in the THE World University Rankings …” (more)

[University Ranking Watch, 22 June]

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The Emergence of a Citation Cartel

Posted in Research on April 11th, 2012 by steve

“From an economics standpoint, self-citation is the easiest method to boost one’s citations. Every author knows this and cites his own articles, however peripheral their relationship is to the topic at hand …” (more)

[Phil Davis, The Scholarly Kitchen, 10 April]

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