The practice of self-citations: a longitudinal study

@article{Peroni2020ThePO,
  title={The practice of self-citations: a longitudinal study},
  author={Silvio Peroni and Paolo Ciancarini and Aldo Gangemi and Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese and Francesco Poggi and Valentina Presutti},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2020},
  volume={123},
  pages={253-282}
}
In this article, we discuss the outcomes of an experiment where we analysed whether and to what extent the introduction, in 2012, of the new research assessment exercise in Italy (a.k.a. Italian Scientific Habilitation) affected self-citation behaviours in the Italian research community. The Italian Scientific Habilitation attests to the scientific maturity of researchers and in Italy, as in many other countries, is a requirement for accessing to a professorship. To this end, we obtained from… 
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