altmetrics is a newly developed means of measuring impact based on data from social media, such as blogs, tweets, bookmarks and downloads.
The library received a query from a group of researchers who wished to investigate what factors and relationships are crucial when publishing in key journlas.
Citations indicate the use and dissemination of research findings, originally developed as an alternative to classification of subject areas.
Google Scholar is a search engine that indexes scholarly literature that is accessible online and provides citation counts.
The work of an academic can be quantified, for example, by calculating the h-index. This is a number summarising productivity and impact of one particular publication.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a product from Thomson Reuters that annually publishes Journal Impact Factors (JIF).
Journal Impact Factors (JIF) was a system conceived by Eugene Garfield in 1955 as a means of identifying journals for inclusion in Science Citation Index (SCI).
Mendeley provides a convenient solution for collecting citations and references from scholarly databases and enables academics to collaborate and interact.
Scopus is a multidisciplinary database that includes reference lists from the indexed publications and allows users to carry out citation searches.
An enquiry about the facility for distinguishing between negative and positive citations in citation indexes