I was surprised to see a review on a topic where I have published an original article, where my article was not cited. My surprise was even bigger because this review was issued from the same department where my original article was issued and it was concerning the same topic. The first author was somebody I don't know personally, but the corresponding author is my professor, who was also a co-author in my original article. I must also say that my original article has many international citations, and it saddened me a lot to realize that my own department and my own professor, forgot to cite my (their) own published work.
I emailed my professor the fact that I felt forgotten and that this was not academically correct but the answer I received did not make things better. He said that
many other articles aren't included, because this review was covering many topics and that the main topic was "A". The part of the topic B (my topic) was not included in the aim of the review but was asked by a reviewer so it was added later.
But I'm not happy with this answer, because the topic B is even included in the main title of the review. But even the topic A could be enough for a citation of my original article. Later he said that in a review article they can cite only the recent 2 years original articles and that he was not obliged to cite my (our) original article.
I have obtained my PhD from this department, 5 years ago, and my original article was published 5 years ago. The review was published last month.
Do you believe that this was academically correct?