Editorial Snapshot: Self-citation in the scientific community
- Published: 2019/09/26
The importance of scientific findings is generally considered in terms of the impact that those findings have in the scientific community. As impact itself is a somewhat vague concept, scientists rely on citations as a metric for measuring impact. The Impact Factor of a journal is based on the number of citations that published article receive, and authors themselves can track the total number of citations their publications have received.