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).
See the Measuring your Research Performance LibGuide.
- Journal Impact Factors
- How to find your h-index
- Citation searching .. and more.