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Title:Comparative Investigation of Self-Citation Patterns in Information Science: A Pilot Study
Author(s):DesArmo, Joel
Subject(s):informetrics and scholarly communication
Abstract:This study is an exploratory investigation into the citation patterns in the field of Information Retrieval. Preliminary findings are based on a comparison of self-citation rates in JASIST, a leading journal in Information Retrieval, and a journal in an unrelated field. Although the sample size is small, the preliminary results suggest that there may be irregularities in the self-citation rates among Information Retrieval authors. The exploratory study found that self-citation rate in JASIST is nearly three times that of a journal in an unrelated field. Further study with a more robust sample is warranted to confirm the findings herein and to shed light on the motivations for self-citations.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/73748
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24


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