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Who's citing you? - Citation analysis/bibliometrics


Bibliometrics and citation analysis are becoming of increasing interest to researchers and universities. 

There are a range of different measures and tools for assessing the impact of a particular author or piece of research - including counting how many times a paper has been cited, h-index (a measure calculating the output of a single researcher), and impact factors of particular journals. ​


Be aware that there are complexities to assessing impact using bibliometric data, including that:

  • Different search tools will have different coverage.
  •  Authors may be indexed under different variations of names (e.g. Thomson, John vs Thomson, J.T.) or indeed have the same name as another author.
  •  If you narrow a search by institution, it may be indexed under different names (e.g. Napier University vs Edinburgh Napier University). 

Getting started


See the Measuring your Research Performance LibGuide.

This includes:

  • Journal Impact Factors
  • How to find your h-index
  • Citation searching .. and more.