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iSkills Workshop: Research Impact:Citation analysis Tools

Identify yourself with an ORCID iD

Author ID systems like ORCID help you keep track of your research publications (and impact).

An ORCID iD is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you keep throughout your life and retain even if you move institution.

It identifies you and your work, and prevents confusion between you and others with the same name or initials.

Use ORCID at Oxford to register your affiliation with Oxford. 

Find further information on the ORCID LibGuide.

Law of Scattering

80% of the citations come from about 20% of the journals cited, identifying a core list for a local journal collection.

-- (Chung, 2007)

Sample Bibliometric Map

Eigenfactor Social Science Citation Relationships 2004

Thomson Reuters (ISI Web of Knowledge)

What is Bibliometrics?

  • The statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications. (OED)

  • In other words…data about publications, or citation frequency.

  • Scientometrics is the branch of information science concerned with the application of bibliometrics to the study of the spread of scientific ideas; the bibliometric analysis of science. (OED)

Why is this important?

A student asks you "What are the best journals in my field?"

A professor asks you "Who is citing my articles? How many times have I been cited?"

A student asks you "How do I know this article is important?"

A professor asks you "Which journal should I publish in?"

Bibliometrics affects:

  • People
  • Journal collections
  • Research Funding
  • Tenure
  • Expertise status in the field
  • Finding others in the field/subject area (using citation searching)

Useful links

Training

Look out for our iSkills session 'Research Impact - citation analysis tools' (termly)
An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics, using a range of 'impact factor' tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We explain their strengths and weaknesses, and how to access them. We cover: Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, and more.
Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph, Karine Barker, Karen Langdon.

Acknowledgements

This guide includes content adapted with permission from Citation Searching and Bibliometric Measures created by the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh.

Subject Guide

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Juliet Ralph
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Radcliffe Science Library,
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Medical Sciences Subject Librarian

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Karine Barker
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Radcliffe Science Library
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