Assessing author self-citation as a mechanism of relevant knowledge diffusion

@article{Glvez2017AssessingAS,
  title={Assessing author self-citation as a mechanism of relevant knowledge diffusion},
  author={Ramiro H. G{\'a}lvez},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={111},
  pages={1801-1812}
}
Author self-citation is a practice that has been historically surrounded by controversy. Although the prevalence of self-citations in different scientific fields has been thoroughly analysed, there is a lack of large scale quantitative research focusing on its usefulness at guiding readers in finding new relevant scientific knowledge. In this work we empirically address this issue. Using as our main corpus the entire set of PLOS journals research articles, we train a topic discovery model able… 
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