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Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

In case you are wondering what it looks like when someone decides to engage in citation gaming. :librarian_hushing:

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Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@bgcarlisle
I did call him out on it so maybe he deleted?
@vickysteeves

Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@drb @vickysteeves What was it? I'm perversely curious

Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@bgcarlisle @vickysteeves basically someone with around 100-150 citations per years for 2016-2019, then 950 citations so far in 2020.

Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@bgcarlisle @vickysteeves my favorite part was that if you looked into some of the papers you'd find one from like 2015 which had maybe a small handful of citations per year until 2020 when it was suddenly cited 60 times. That would be a rock star level of being 'discovered'.

Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@drb @bgcarlisle @vickysteeves What was the actual mechanism of gaming the citations?

Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@jaranta @bgcarlisle @vickysteeves I came across it because the person submitted a preprint to my server citing his own work several dozen times. Digging in a little further, it looked like a combination of using preprints and just a large group of people citing each other. Many in journal published works.

Citation gaming, Google Scholar link 

@drb That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification!

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