Citation tools and measures:
- Citation Tracker (Scopus)
- h index (researchers' impact) (Scopus, Web of Science)
- h-Graph (depicts impact of a set of articles) (Scopus)
- Citation Reports (Web of Science)
- Citation Map (Web of Science)
Databases that measure journal impact:
Databases for citation searching
Academic Search Premier (cited references) (find similar results) (citation matcher)
Google Scholar (cited by)
JSTOR (citation locator) (items citing this item)
PsycInfo (find citation)
Scopus - (citation tracker) (cited by) Scopus is an Elsevier database.
Web of Science - (cited by, cited reference search);
Journal impact tools and measures
Journal Analyzer (uses Elsevier citation data; in Scopus)
SNIP (uses Elsevier citation data; In Scopus or at http://www.scimagojr.com/index.php)
SJR (uses Elsevier citation data; In Scopus or at http://www.journalindicators.com/)
SNIP & SJR @ Journalmetrics.com by Elsevier
h index, displayed by the h-Graph
Article Influence (uses Thomson Reuters citation data; In Journal Citation Reports or at http://www.eigenfactor.org)
Eigenfactor (uses Thomson Reuters citation data; In Journal Citation Reports or at http://www.eigenfactor.org)
Impact Factor (in Journal Citation Reports, a Thomson Reuters database)
What is Bibliometrics?
The branch of library science concerned with the application of mathematical and statistical analysis to bibliography; the statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications. (see definition in Oxford English Dictionary Online)
Bibliometric measures are data about publications, or citation frequency.
Scientometrics is the branch of information science concerned with the application of bibliometrics to the study of the spread of scientific ideas; the bibliometric analysis of science. (see definition in Oxford English Dictionary Online)
Who should care about Bibliometrics?
Students, faculty, and researchers alike have good reason to learn more about Bibliometrics.
Bibliometrics can affect
-Expertise status in the field
-Finding others in the field/subject area (using citation searching)
Questions such as these can be answered using Bibliometrics:
"What are the best journals in the field of Electrical Engineering?"
"Who is citing my articles? How many times have I been cited?"
"How do I know this article is important?"
"In which journal should I publish?"
Graphic representations of data
|The Scopus database helps you quickly display graphics representing the breakdown of the types of scholarly publishing being done by professors and researchers at Stevens.
Reference and Research Services
Samuel C. Williams Library
Stevens Institute of Technology
Special thanks to Robin Kear, Reference & Instruction Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh, for her generous permission to use her ideas & material to help me construct parts of this guide.