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Toward a more precise definition of self-citation
Scientometrics (2012)
  • Jan Youtie, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
  • Stephen Carley, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
  • Alan L Porter, Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus
Abstract

The definition assigned to self-citations is nontrivial. This decision can affect research outputs in a number of ways. The current paper considers the self-citation definition used by the Web of Science, and compares this with an alternative definition, advanced in the present study, within the context of the work of an individual researcher. A discussion follows.

Keywords
  • citations,
  • self-citations
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Jan Youtie, Stephen Carley and Alan L Porter. "Toward a more precise definition of self-citation" Scientometrics (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_porter/15/