On “Self-Citation” in Academic Publications

Yüksel H. N., Cihaner Keser S., Çamsarı T.

Turkish Journal of Nephrology, vol.33, no.1, pp.4-7, 2024 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2023.22443
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Nephrology
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-7
  • Keywords: publishing process, scientific method, Self-citation
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


This article examines the phenomenon of self-citation which is a widely discussed topic in the broader scientific literature. Self-citation is a natural part of the scientific publishing process as the researchers should cite themselves to avoid plagiarism. In this short review, we examine various aspects of self-citation by considering how authors include their previous work on a specific subject in their bibliography when conducting research on that subject.