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How much self citation is too much? (comment)

Friends:

Below, courtesy of NCIS, is a link to an article from "Inside Higher Education" concerning the decision by Robert Sternberg to step down as editor of a major psychology journal amid complaints that he engaged in excessive self citation and self-plagiarism.  I wonder whether it is possible for prolific writers to avoid both offences simultaneously?  Shouldn't it be one or the other?

"Revolt Over an Editor: Prominent psychologist apologizes and resigns as journal editor over allegations of aggressive self-citation and more."

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