Hi.. My Name is Ali

I like self citation in scientific publishing. It is a great way to promote myself.

What is self citation? “A self-citation is a reference an author provide in a document to other documents written by himself.” according to a Danish expert.

Some called it vanity, narcissism, egotism, self indulgence, self promotion, self-advertising. But it is fun. “Given the cumulative nature of the production of new knowledge, self-citations constitute a natural part of the communication process.” (Rodrigo Costas, 2010)

If you encounter a paper with unusual large number of self citation, post it as a comment. This will be the Hall of fame for Self Citation