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Citation & Research Management: Best Practice: Bibliometrics, Citation Analysis

Use a personal content management system to download records, format bibliographies, track citations, enter footnotes or endnotes, add pdfs - to your research.

What are bibliometrics? What is citation anaylsis?

Data from citation indexes can be analyzed to determine the popularity and impact of specific articles, authors, and publications.
Why is this important? Citation analysis is one way to gauge the importance of one's writing and can be a significant part of the tenure review process. Citation analysis can be used to assess core journal titles and turning point publications in particular disciplines; relationships between authors; and related data about academia.


Journal Citation Reports
Compares and evaluates journals in science, technology, health science and social science and calculates their Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, and field-based journal rankings.

Runs on Scopus data to calculate two metrics: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), which indicates the influence of the average article from the journal and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), which compares directly to Web of Knowledge’s Impact Factor.
SJR is based on times cited, uses an algorithm similar to Google’s PageRank to calculate article influence, to create rankings; it accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the prestige of the journals where citations originated. Compare rankings of up to ten journals at a time and display top journals.


Use Scopus Authors Search to find a specific author's profile in Scopus - the profile will have citations and h-index

Web of Science
Search a specific author, filter results list to only scholarly articles, click Create Citation Report link on top right of the results panel.

Google Scholar
Use Advanced Search, click the three bars top left. Search by author name. Authors with accounts will have underlined names, click name to see h-Index / i10 index.

Publish or Perish
FREE software that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. Uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search to obtain raw citations, then analyzes and presents many statistics.


Search for an article, author or title, in list, click on "sort by: cited highest" or other to see how many times an article has been cited.

Web of Science
Offers "cited reference" searching. You can conduct a "Cited Reference" for your name. Clarivate details and tutorial.

Google Scholar
Change settings for UC Berkeley links. Search name in the author box of the "Advanced Google Scholar Search". Look for "Cited by" below each result for the number of citations.

Google Scholar Metrics
Provides a way for authors to gage the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, for authors as they consider where to publish their new research. Browse the top 100 publications, or research area.


Create a metrics report for your articles, data sets, slides, software, or webpages. Free!

Labels articles with an altmetrics score, a quantitative measure of the quality and quantity of attention that a scholarly article has received. It is derived from factors: volume, sources, and authors of mentions. Researchers can create their own 'badges' to display and share article data on their personal websites for free: Altmetric Badge

Plum Analytics
Tracks artifacts, journal articles, books, videos, presentations, conference proceedings, data sets, source code, cases, and more.

PLOS Article-Level Metrics
Article-Level Metrics are available, upon publication, for every article published by PLOS. Researchers stay up-to-date with published work and share information about the impact of their publications with collaborators, funders, institutions, and the research community. 
Try Track ALMs to view reports, data visualizations.