Library:Citation Analysis & Impact Factors/Tools
While many publishers and scholarly databases support searching for cited references, the feature is generally limited to articles within their own database. These academic and altmetric tools are commonly used for more thorough citation analysis.
- One of the most standard commercial tools for finding journal Impact factors, article citation counts and other author metrics
- Favours sciences over social sciences and humanities
- Journal-based (i.e. Uses journal articles as a source for citations. Books, patents, etc. are included only if they have been cited by a journal article.)
- Large database of bibliographic citations, plus tools for comparing institutions, departments, research groups and individual scholars.
- Video Tutorial of Google Scholar Citations
- Allows authors to curate their own list of publications
- Calculates citation counts, h-index, and i10-index
- Tracks conference proceedings, chapters in edited volumes, and books, but not consistently
- Better for humanities and many social sciences than ISI Web of Science or Scopus/SciVal
- Tracks references in books to books, book chapters (and journal articles)
- Finds unique citations, i.e. not included in Google Scholar, Web of Science or Scopus/SciVal
- Books to journal citation ratio, roughly: Philosophy 4:1 |Sociology, Fine Arts 3:1 | Psychology 1.5:1 | Physics .001:1
- Freeware that harvests author and journal data from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search
- Permits author metrics and journal citation counts using a number of statistical metrics
- How to use Harzing’s ‘Publish or Perish’ software to assess citations – a step-by-step guide
- Set up your own researcher profile and share all the "diverse impacts" your research has made, from journal articles to data sets and blog posts. (Free 30-day subscription; 60 USD/Year.)
- "Captures hundreds of thousands of tweets, blog posts, news stories and other content that mention scholarly articles." Add the free Altmetric Bookmark to your bookmarks toolbar and see the metrics for any article with a DOI and items in digital repositories.