An introduction to citation analysis

Article


Stinson, R. 2012. An introduction to citation analysis. ALISS Quarterly. 8 (1).
AuthorsStinson, R.
Abstract

This article aims to provide an introduction to citation analysis. It is in two parts. The first part discusses the concept of citation analysis with an explanation of some of the terms involved. It then goes on to look at four of the tools for citation analysis ISI (Thomson Reuters) Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Eigenfactor, SCImago and Publish or Perish, highlighting any limitations.
The second part presents in tabular form an analysis of journals within the area of Sociology using these tools as well as journal-ranking.com and Microsoft Academic Search.

Keywordscitation analysis; bibliometrics
JournalALISS Quarterly
Journal citation8 (1)
ISSN1747-9258
Year2012
PublisherAssociation of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Publication dates
PrintDec 2012
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Dec 2012
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/85y40

  • 3
    total views
  • 8
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Getting to the root of student ‘dis-satisfaction’ at the University of East London
Fennell, G., Stinson, R. and Okolo, S. 2012. Getting to the root of student ‘dis-satisfaction’ at the University of East London. SCONUL Focus. 56, pp. 29-32.