How critics say a computer scientist in Spain artificially boosted his Google Scholar metrics

Want a higher h-index? Here’s a way — but be warned, it’s a method that will raise some eyebrows. Take the example of this computer scientist at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He has the 145th-highest h-index in the country. But many of the nearly 39,000 citations are by him to his own work. The whole article was published by Retraction Watch.

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