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Cited Reference Searching & Acceptance Rates : Self-citations

Tutorial

This how to generate citation reports tutorial includes how to:

  • Generate an H-index
  • Remove self-citations

Need to eliminate self-citations?

If you have a small number of citations (or who are regularly the first author on a paper), visually scan the results list and delete self-citations. Those who have a longer scholarly record or are not the first author (such as papers first-authored by graduate students) will find it a bit more difficult to eliminate self-citations.

Within Web of Science, you can add a few steps to your search and have the software eliminate self-citations from your search for you. Tip sheets are on the left side of this page.

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