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What is Citation Analysis?
Citation analysis is the study of the quantitative data derived from the use of citations (e.g. bibliographies, works cited, reference pages in books, articles or other publications) as a means of determining the scholarly impact or influence and assumed quality of a journal, an indvidual article, and an individual author/researcher. Citation analysis can be as simple as counting the number of times a person or article has been cited by others, a ratio of their citations to their output, or some other mathematical computation that relates their citation counts to other measures. There are multiple tools and resources that can be utilized for conducting citation analysis. This guide will explore many of these tools and resources as a means of assisting authors, reviewers, and others in making their quantitative and qualitiative assessments.
Importance of Citation Analysis
Outcomes of Research Impact (What is Measured by Citation Analysis)