Electronic Physician, April-June 2014, 6(2), 814-815.
3 Pages Posted: 16 May 2014
Date Written: May 11, 2014
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.
Keywords: Improve citation, Research impact, Publication ethics
JEL Classification: L11, L1, L2, M11, M12, M1, M54, Q1, O1, O3, P42, P24, P29, Q31, Q32, L17
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Ale Ebrahim, Nader, Citation Frequency and Ethical Issue (May 11, 2014). Electronic Physician, April-June 2014, 6(2), 814-815.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2437323