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Reputed journal in library and information science.


The basic purpose of this study is to investigate the self-citations appearing in IASLIC Bulletin during 2005-2017. It was found that more than 30% of the articles carry self-citations. The rate of self-citations is 5.81% only. The per-cent of author self-citations, author/journal self-citations and journal self-citations was 53.89%, 2.59% and 43.52% respectively. There were 36 authors who had self-cited only once. The highest self-citing author was P Mukhopadhyay with 10 self-citations followed by A K Bandhopadhyay and B Roy with 8 self-citations each, all from University of Burdwan, West Bengal. Journals (62.7%) were the most self-cited documents. Most of the self-citations (40.93%) were from the period 1998-2007. It is suggested that self-citation indicators should be used as supplementary indicators for evaluative bibliometrics.



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