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Scholarly Impact and Citation Analysis

Tips and step-by-step directions on how to find citing articles, impact factors, and journal rankings.

Suggested Readings for More Information

Aguillo, I. (2012). Is Google Scholar useful for bibliometrics? A webometric analysis. Scientometrics, 91(2), 343-351. doi: 10.1007/s11192-011-0582-8

Andrés, A. (2009). Measuring academic research: how to undertake a bibliometric study. Oxford, United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing. [library link]

Bar-Ilan, J. (2008). Which h-index? - A comparison of WoS, Scopus and Google Scholar. Scientometrics, 74(2), 257-271.  DOI: 10.1007/s11192-008-0216-y

Borgman, C. L., & Furner, J. (2002). Scholarly Communication and Bibliometrics. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 36, 3-72. [library link]

Garfield, E. (2006). The history and meaning of the journal impact factor. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 295(1), 90-93. DOI:10.1001/jama.295.1.90

Garfield, E. (1979). Is citation analysis a legitimate evaluation tool? Scientometrics, 1(4), 359-375. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/papers/scientometricsv1(4)p359y1979.pdf

Garfield, E. (1999). Journal impact factor: a brief overview. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 161(8), 979-980. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://www.cmaj.ca/content/161/8/979

Garfield, E. (1983). Perspective on citation analysis of scientists, In Citation indexing -- its theory and application in science, technology, and humanities, edited by Eugene Garfield. pp. 240-252. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://www.garfield.library.upenn.edu/ci/chapter10.pdf

Gonzalez-Pereira, B., Guerrero-Bote, V. and Moya-Anegon, F. (2009) The SJR indicator: A new indicator of journals' scientific prestige. Retrieved January 8, 2013 from http://arxiv.org/abs/0912.4141.

h-index. In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsch_number.

Harzing, A.-W. (2008). Comparing the Google Scholar h-index with the ISI journal impact factor. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://www.harzing.com/h_indexjournals.htm.

Harzing, A.-W. (2008). Google Scholar - a new data source for citation analysis.  Retrieved November 8, 2012, from http://www.harzing.com/pop_gs.htm.

Harzing, A.-W. (2012). A preliminary test of Google Scholar as a source for citation data: a longitudinal study of Nobel prize winners. Scientometrics, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s11192-012-0777-7.

Hirsch, J.E. (2005) An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(46), 16569-16572. doi:10.1073/pnas.0507655102.

Howard, J. (2012, February 29) Tracking scholarly influence beyond the impact factor. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/tracking-scholarly-influence-beyond-the-impact-factor/35565.

Impact factor. In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor.

Maximizing the impact of your research: a handbook for social scientists. London: London School of Economics and Political Science, Public Policy Group, 2011. (PDF)

Moed, H. F. (2005). Citation analysis in research evaluation (Vol. 9). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. [ebook]

Moed, H. F. (2009). Measuring contextual citation impact of scientific journals. Retrieved January 8, 2013, from http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.2632.

Moed, H. F. (2009). New developments in the use of citation analysis in research evaluation. Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis, 57(1), 13-18. doi:10.1007/s00005-009-0001-5.

Pendlebury, D. (2010). White paper using bibliometrics in evaluating research. New York, NY: Thomson Reuters. [PDF]