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  1. Research Tutorials 2013Citation counting

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Citation counting tools http://scholar.google.com - Google Scholar My Kingston > Library> iCat > Database List > w or s for Web of Knowledge or Scopus.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. SCOPUS

  10. 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

  11. Other citation counting tools ACM Digital Library (available via iCat) SCImago available at http://scimagejr.com Science Watch http://sciencewatch.com