Tracking self-citations in academic publishing

« Citation metrics have value because they aim to make scientific assessment a level playing field, but urgent transparency-based adjustments are necessary to ensure that measurements yield the most accurate picture of impact and excellence. One problematic area is the handling of self-citations, which are either excluded or inappropriately accounted for when using bibliometric indicators for research evaluation. Here, in favor of openly tracking self-citations we report on self-referencing behavior among various academic disciplines as captured by the curated Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database. (…) »

Source > biorxiv.org, Ameni Kacem, Justin W. Flatt, Philipp Mayr, 23 décembre 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/2019.12.20.884031