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Citation Analysis Terms
- Citation count -- The total number of times an author's work has been cited
- Average citation rate -- the ratio of total citations to the number of works authored
- The h-index -- A researcher's h-index, or Hirsch index, is determined by listing their publications in descending order of times cited and counting down the list to the last paper for which the number of times cited exceeds the number of papers counted. Rather than a measure of the average number of citations, which can be skewed by either a single highly-cited article or by new articles which have not yet been cited, the h-index believed to provide a measurement that avoids over-emphasizing these extreme cases.
Citation Analysis Databases
Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Science, Arts & Humanities. Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. With SCOPUS you can locate the most highly cited items and the articles that cite them.
Web of Science
Current and retrospective multidisciplinary high impact research journals, conference proceedings, and books from around the world. Approximately 12,000 journals included, 150,000 conference proceedings, and 275,000 books and book chapters.
Journal Citation Reports
Annual analysis of scholarly journals in sciences, social sciences & humanities. Objectively determines the relative importance of journals within their subject categories. Information for each title includes the "impact factor" (measurement of the frequency with which the average article has been cited in a particular year) and the "immediacy index" (how quickly the average article in a journal is cited).
Data Citation Index
Part of the Web of Knowledge, the Data Citation Index fully indexes a significant number of the world's leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets.