We regularly get asked for information on how to eliminate self-citations from search results.
For those who have a small number of citations (or who are regularly the first author on a paper) this can easily be done by visually scanning through the results list and deleting self-citations. Those who have a longer scholarly record or are not the first author (such as papers first-authored by graduate students) will find it a bit more difficult to eliminate self-citations.
Within the Web of Science, you can add a few steps to your search and have the software eliminate self-citations from your search for you. As we create other tip sheets, we will add them to this page.