Re: Query about journal (not author) self-citation rates

From: Graham P Cornish <gp-jm.cornish_at_VIRGIN.NET>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 14:20:31 -0000

Like Fytton, I have edited and been on the editorial board of several
journals during my career and I have never experienced this sort of
pressure. If I had, the pressurisers (is that a word?) would have got a very
dusty answer as anyone who knows me would expect!

Graham Cornish

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fytton Rowland" <J.F.Rowland_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: Query about journal (not author) self-citation rates

> As an author, I have published in quite a variety of journals in my time.
> Earlier in my career, I was an editorial staff member at a learned-society
> publisher. In neither case have I ever been aware of any pressure on
> to cite references in the same journal. As a referee, I have never
> adding extra references for this reason, though I have for other reasons.
> This is all anecdotal, but I feel that this may be a non-problem. I might
> be over-optimistic - maybe I have only ever had connections with the more
> scrupulous end of the journals market.
> Fytton Rowland, Loughborough University, UK.
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