The practice of strategic journal self-citation: It exists, and should stop (A note from the editor-in-chief)

  • Caspar G. Chorus Delft University of Technology

Abstract

This note highlights how journal self-citation practices substantially influence impact factorbased journal rankings in the field of Transportation. Furthermore, by means of analyzing Thomson Reuters’ most recent Journal Citation Report (JCR), I show that a substantial share of these self-citations is likely to be the result of strategic behavior by editors of journals. I conclude with a call to editors to stop requesting or nudging authors to add journal self-citations to their papers; and a call to authors to stop giving in to editors when being asked to provide such citations.

How to Cite
CHORUS, Caspar G.. The practice of strategic journal self-citation: It exists, and should stop (A note from the editor-in-chief). European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 3, june 2015. ISSN 1567-7141. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/ejtir/article/view/3075>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2018.
Published
2015-06-01

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