Using bibliometric tools

Traditional impact measures are based around citations, and can be used to ascertain:

  • Quality of the journal
  • Quality of the paper
  • Quality of the author
  • Quality of the Research Centre/Department/University

What shapes the citing of academic publications – Shows variation in citation rates across disciplines.

Bibliometric tools:

  • SCImago – Journal Rankings (free resource) – quartile rankings for journals in each discipline category
  • Scopus – gives citation counts on journal articles and calculates an h-index for authors
  • Web of Science – gives citation counts on journal articles and calculates an h-index for authors
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports) – gives impact factors for journals
  • Google Scholar – gives citation counts on journal articles and through My Citations can calculate an h-index; also gives journal rankings using an h-index through Google Scholar Metrics

Other sources:

Criticisms:

Author Identity

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