The weight of author self-citations

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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 co-authors 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSI 2005
Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Pages382-389
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event10th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2005 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jul 24 2005Jul 28 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISSI 2005: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Volume1

Other

Other10th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2005
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period7/24/057/28/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability

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Glänzel, W., Thijs, B., & Schubert, A. (2005). The weight of author self-citations. In Proceedings of ISSI 2005: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (pp. 382-389). (Proceedings of ISSI 2005: 10th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics; Vol. 1).