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Self-citation and its impact on research evaluation: Literature review. Part I

  title={Self-citation and its impact on research evaluation: Literature review. Part I},
  author={Vladimir Pislyakov},
  • V. Pislyakov
  • Published 19 September 2021
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
This review summarizes papers which analyze impact of self-citation on research evaluation. We introduce a generalized definition of self-citation and its variants: author, institutional, country, journal, discipline, publisher self-citation. Formulae of the basic self-citation measures are given, namely self-citing and selfcited rates. World literature on author, institutional, country and journal self-citation is studied in more detail. Current views on the role and impact of self-citation… Expand


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