The rise and rise of citation analysis

Meho, Lokman I. The rise and rise of citation analysis., 2007 [Preprint]

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With the vast majority of scientific papers now available online, the author describes how the Web is allowing physicists and information providers to measure more accurately the impact of these papers and their authors. Provides a historical background of citation analysis, ISI's citation databases, and the impact factor. Discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Web of Science and other more recent citation data sources (e.g., Scopus and Google Scholar), the impact of the Web on citation analysis, and the emergence of new citation-based research assessment measures (e.g., h-index). Argues that the use of multiple Web-based citation tools allows more accurate visualizations of scholarly communication networks. Also argues that publishing a journal article is now only the first step in disseminating one's work.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Citation analysis, Bibliometrics, Scholarly communication, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Citation databases, Informetrics, h-index, Impact factor, Journal Citation Reports, Physics
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information. > BB. Bibliometric methods.
Depositing user: Lokman I. Meho
Date deposited: 31 Dec 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8738

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