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Self-citation can inflate h-index

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Correspondence to Lev A. Zhivotovsky.

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Zhivotovsky, L.A., Krutovsky, K.V. Self-citation can inflate h-index. Scientometrics 77, 373–375 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-006-1716-2

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Keywords

  • Citation Index
  • Science Policy
  • Citation Impact
  • Moderate Bias
  • Border Effect