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Citation Frequency and Ethical Issue
Electronic Physician (2014)
  • Nader Ale Ebrahim
There is no significant penalty for the most frequent self-citers, and the effect of self-citation remains positive even for very high rates of self-citation. However, WoS has dropped some journals from its database because of untrue trends in the citations. The same policy also should be applied for the most frequent self-citers. The ethics of publications should be adhered to by those who wish to conduct research and publish their findings.
  • Improve citation,
  • Research impact,
  • Publication ethics
Publication Date
May 11, 2014
Citation Information
Nader Ale Ebrahim. "Citation Frequency and Ethical Issue" Electronic Physician 6.2 (2014): 814-815. Available at: