The newest grading metric for academicians includes coercive citations. Have you ever received a manuscript review where the reviewer suggested you consider his own data? Sure, if he’s reviewing your study, he likely has related data of his own. Well, Elsevier is now investigating hundreds of peer-reviewers who consistently have their work cited in the papers they review. The concern is that these outliers use “coercive citations” to manipulate the peer review process for their own gain. | Chawla, Nature 2019


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