A journal article citation Porter, M.E. and Millar, V.A. (1985) ‘How information gives you competitive advantage’, Harvard Business Review, 63 (4), pp. 149-160.
Why count citations? “The papers marked with frequent citations are regarded as useful by a comparatively large numbers of researchers and experiments” Thomson Reuters (2013) Using bibliometrics. Available at: http://www.thomsonreuters.com Accessed: 12 June 2013.
Citation counting: advantages Demonstrates the impact of a work Provides a bibliography for a topic area Identifies leading researchers in a field Identifies emerging research in a field
Citation counting: issues to consider Does not replace the qualitative, peer review process Different disciplines vary according to citation patterns No one citation counting tool includes every journal
Citation counting tools http://scholar.google.com - Google Scholar My Kingston > Library> iCat > Database List > w or s for Web of Knowledge or Scopus.
Web of Knowledge for metrics Web of Knowledge - Web of Science: (i)Arts and Humanities (ii) Science (iii) Social Science Extensive journal list http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl Conference proceedings index & book citation index Searchable by topic, researcher, article, institution, journal
JCR on Web of KnowledgeOn Web of Science under Additional Resources tab Journal Citation Reports (JCR) identify top journals in a field Provides journal rankings by discipline Calculates the impact of a journal title – Journal Impact Factor Measures impact within year of publication – Immediacy Index
h-index Hirsch index for scientific research Used to measure the contribution of individual researchers Tries to establish quality as well as citation counting Only highly cited publications contribute to the h-index
Other citation counting tools ACM Digital Library (available via iCat) SCImago available at http://scimagejr.com Science Watch http://sciencewatch.com