I wonder if it is acceptable to cite to one's own academic paper or blog article to answer someone else's question in Stack Exchange sites.

Let's suppose that the answer or the cited contents is appropriate answer to the question and there is no financial benefit from the response...


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Well - If its as part of a broader answer, and your main goal here isn't 'just' to cite those papers? Sure, but the source you cite will be judged by its own merits. I think the self promotion rule should be a useful starting point here.

If its relevant, and there's clear self attribution, there should be no issue.

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