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Article: Self-citation and self-reference: Credibility and promotion in academic publication

TitleSelf-citation and self-reference: Credibility and promotion in academic publication
Authors
KeywordsAbstracting
Bibliographies
Data Reduction
Knowledge Engineering
Issue Date2003
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/jasis.html
Citation
Journal Of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, 2003, v. 54 n. 3, p. 251-259 How to Cite?
AbstractAuthor self-citation has long been of interest to those working in informetrics for what it reveals about the publishing behavior of individuals and their relationships within academic networks. While this research has produced interesting insights, it typically assumes either that self-citation is a neutral form of reporting not unlike references to others' work or an unsavory kind of academic egotism. By examining self-citation in a wider context of self-mention, however, the phenomenon can be seen as part of a more comprehensive rhetorical strategy for emphasizing a writer's personal contribution to a piece of research and strengthening his or her knowledge claims, research credibility, and wider standing in the discipline. These meanings are not easily revealed through quantitative bibliometric methods and require careful text analyses and discourse-based interviews with academics. In this paper I explore the use of self-citation and authorial mention in a corpus of 240 research articles and 800 abstracts in eight disciplines. Through an analysis of these texts and interviews with expert informants I show how self-mention is used and the ways these uses reflect both the promotional strategies of individuals and the epistemological practices of their disciplines.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130130
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.452
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dc.contributor.authorHyland, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:47:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:47:29Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, 2003, v. 54 n. 3, p. 251-259en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1532-2882en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130130-
dc.description.abstractAuthor self-citation has long been of interest to those working in informetrics for what it reveals about the publishing behavior of individuals and their relationships within academic networks. While this research has produced interesting insights, it typically assumes either that self-citation is a neutral form of reporting not unlike references to others' work or an unsavory kind of academic egotism. By examining self-citation in a wider context of self-mention, however, the phenomenon can be seen as part of a more comprehensive rhetorical strategy for emphasizing a writer's personal contribution to a piece of research and strengthening his or her knowledge claims, research credibility, and wider standing in the discipline. These meanings are not easily revealed through quantitative bibliometric methods and require careful text analyses and discourse-based interviews with academics. In this paper I explore the use of self-citation and authorial mention in a corpus of 240 research articles and 800 abstracts in eight disciplines. Through an analysis of these texts and interviews with expert informants I show how self-mention is used and the ways these uses reflect both the promotional strategies of individuals and the epistemological practices of their disciplines.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/jasis.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the American Society for Information Science and Technologyen_HK
dc.subjectAbstractingen_US
dc.subjectBibliographiesen_US
dc.subjectData Reductionen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Engineeringen_US
dc.titleSelf-citation and self-reference: Credibility and promotion in academic publicationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asi.10204en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume54en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage251en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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