Current self-citation rates

Marie McVeigh marie.mcveigh at RESEARCHSQUARE.COM
Fri Apr 4 07:45:05 EDT 2014

Here is an old (but more recent than Seglen) reference that will give you
some sense of the distribution of self-citation rates in the Science
edition of JCR:

As a point of interest and comparison with Loet's number, I would suggest
also looking at the average journal-level self-citation rate.  With the
following in mind: a journal with a very low overall citation count can
have a high % of journal self-citations without this representing any
problematic pattern.   That's why multiple criteria other than journal
self-citation rate are used to consider suppression from the JCR (see:

Marie E McVeigh
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