Much has been said about the ethics of requiring a submission to include a set number of citations/references from the journal to which the submission is sent. This article accepts that it is unethical to require a set number, but takes the position that there are several ethical and necessary reasons for editors to require additional relevant citations/references. The arguments presented are from the perspective of a journal editor in chief.
Jennex, M. (2009). Journal Self-Citation VII: Building a Body of Knowledge. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 25, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.02507