Inappropriate authors’ self-promoting is a growing mal-practice1, possibly prompted by the mounting scientific importance of author’s metrics. We recently surveyed the submission guidelines of Anaesthesiology journals for the presence of policies discouraging author self-citations (A-SC)2. In parallel, we evaluated the journals’ self-citation (J-SC) practice, which may hinder the attempt of an Editorial Board to increase the journal impact factor (IF). A-SC and J-SC are two independent forms of suboptimal academic practice that have not yet received enough attention, but these should be tackled. In the present study, we evaluated A-SC and J-SC rate among the Critical Care Medicine (CCM) journals.

Self-citation policies in anaesthesiology journals

Sanfilippo F.;Murabito P.;Astuto M.
2021-01-01

Abstract

Inappropriate authors’ self-promoting is a growing mal-practice1, possibly prompted by the mounting scientific importance of author’s metrics. We recently surveyed the submission guidelines of Anaesthesiology journals for the presence of policies discouraging author self-citations (A-SC)2. In parallel, we evaluated the journals’ self-citation (J-SC) practice, which may hinder the attempt of an Editorial Board to increase the journal impact factor (IF). A-SC and J-SC are two independent forms of suboptimal academic practice that have not yet received enough attention, but these should be tackled. In the present study, we evaluated A-SC and J-SC rate among the Critical Care Medicine (CCM) journals.
2021
anaesthesiology
bibliometrics
citations
journal impact factor
journal policies
self-citation
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