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What is citation analysis
Are you applying for tenure, promotion or a new job? Do you want to include evidence of the impact of your research? Is there an article that you are interested in finding out who have referred to it? To answer these questions, you can use the tools listed on the right to do a so-called "citations analysis".
Be aware that some authors like doing "self-citations", i.e. the author publishes papers that refer to his/her own previous publications. Please use citation analysis tools with caution.
Citations Analysis tools
Web of Science (Science Citation Index)
The Web of Science can be used to demonstrate the impact of particular articles and authors through the "Cited Reference Search" and also allows subject searching through both "quick" and "advanced" searches.
Scopus features tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus covers science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities.
Google Scholar is free to all users. Other than searching citations based on a topic or a person, users can click "cited by" underneath each citation to find publications that have cited that paper. Google Scholar is particularly useful for locating publications that are conference proceedings, pre-prints or technical reports.
Harzing- Publish or Perish
Instead of using Web of Science, Publish or Perish uses Google Scholar data to calculate its various statistics. Users must download and install the software from http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm#download
Scholar H-index Calculator (for Chrome)
The h-index is an index that attempts to measure the scientific research impact and the productivity of the published work of a scientist or scholar. This Chrome addon will automatically display some of the most known citation indices (h-index, g-index, e-index) for any author (or any arbitrary query regarding journals, keywords, etc.), on top of Google Scholar or CiteSeerx results page.
altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship.
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