The weight of author self-citations. A fractional approach to self-citation counting View Full Text


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DATE

2006-06

AUTHORS

András Schubert, Wolfgang Glänzel, Bart Thijs

ABSTRACT

The discussion about how to treat author self-citations driven by policy application and quality measurement intensified in the last years. The definition introduced by Snyder and Bonzi has — in lack of any reasonable alternative — been used in bibliometric practice for science policy purposes. This method, however, does not take into account the weight of self-citing authors among coauthors of both the cited and citing papers. The objective of the present paper is to quantify the weight of self-citations with respect to co-authorship. The analysis is conducted at two levels: at the macro level, namely, for fifteen subject fields and the most active forty countries, and at the meso level, for a set of selected research institutions. More... »

PAGES

503-514

Journal

TITLE

Scientometrics

ISSUE

3

VOLUME

67

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http://scigraph.springernature.com/pub.10.1556/scient.67.2006.3.11

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/scient.67.2006.3.11

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