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On Self-Citation

Self-citing is often frowned upon, being considered (and sometimes is) vanity, egotism or an attempt in self-advertising. However, everyone self-cite because sooner or later, everyone builds upon previous findings "Given the cumulative nature of the production of new knowledge, self-citations constitute a natural part of the communication process." (Costas et al., 2010).The argument whether citation analysis should include self-citation has been going on since the early days of citation analysis and is still ongoing...

July 24, 2012 — Hadas Shema

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