楼主你好，我长期在这个期刊投稿和审稿，确实没有遇到过要求自引的情况。 IEEE TIE和TIM以前有这个要求，现在也没有了。 我窃以为目前的审稿强度和把关力度，ISA的水平虽然不及Journal of process control. 但是应该也相距正在缩小。 上述为个人意见。
Dear Dr. **,
Thanks for your email. I suggest that the 2014 rate of self-citation was a coincidence. In 2014, we had two special issues and the average number of published papers were much higher than previous years.
I hope that you continue your association with the journal as an author and a reviewer.
ISA Transactions - the Journal of Automation
At 08:39 PM 9/5/2015, you wrote:
Dear Prof. Rad,
As a long-time reader and author of ISA Trans, I reallly appreciate the high quality of the papers and the editorials' hard work on organizing the issues.
However, I found that recently the journal's selfciting rate has reached 44% in 2014. It must be a coincidence but it may lead to some misunderstandings from other readers and Thomson Reuters, who may decide to supress the impact factor because of the high self-citation rate. In 2015, many good journals, e.g. IEEE Trans on Industrial informatics, has been dropped because of the high self-citing rate.
If so, it will definitely harm the long-time good reputation of ISA transactions.
Thus, I think it may be necessary for the editors to remind the authors to remove unnecessary citations to the ISA papers published in 2013 and 2014.
By doing so, the self-citation rate may be reduced in 2015's impact factor, which will be announced in 2016.