An introduction to citation analysis


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

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 and Microsoft Academic Search.

Keywordscitation analysis; bibliometrics
JournalALISS Quarterly
Journal citation8 (1)
PublisherAssociation of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences
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