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Excluding self-citation in Google Scholar


It seems that it is possible (to some extent at least) to exclude self-citation in Google Scholar, this is how:

  1. Search for author name in the usual way
  2. Click “cited by number
  3. Identify how Google Scholar represents the name you want to exclude in the hits (typically “A Name”)
  4. Add a standard Google query string which excludes the name you identified in point 3 to your current citation url in the following format &q=-“A Name”

A practical example of removing self-reference: Aspects of the theory of syntax by N Chomsky without self citation:“N Chomsky”

This reduces the original number of hits from “around 12,350” to “around 11,600”.

Perhaps this is useful? Feedback?