Brazilian citation scheme outed

 

 

Thomson Reuters suspends journals from its rankings for ‘citation stacking’:

Mauricio Rocha-e-Silva thought that he had spotted an easy way to raise the profiles of Brazilian journals. From 2009, he and several other editors published articles containing hundreds of references to papers in each others’ journals — in order, he says, to elevate the journals’ impact factors…

Please go through the full-text article @
http://www.nature.com/news/brazilian-citation-scheme-outed-1.13604

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