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Bibliometrics support researchers and research institutions by measuring the influence of articles in their discipline. Productivity, visibility and impact of research can be evaluated and collaborations and research trends identified.
The main advantages of bibliometrics are:
Based on the DORA Declaration and the Leiden Manifesto, principles for measuring research and it's quality apply. We take this into consideration and make our analysis transparent by providing you the methods used for the analyses if requested. We follow these guidelines:
There are a numerous metrics used in bibliometrics and we list only a few below, for more metrics and their definition see the Metrics Toolkit. Please note that such indicators should not be used as standalone figures, since they may dependent on their context.
|Productivity||Amount of publications within a certain time frame|
|Citations||Amount of citations the publications received|
|Journal Impact Factor||Indicator for amount of citations of a journal. Shows how often an average article is cited after publication.
Please note that the JIF should not be counted as a qualitative indicator for any author's work. It measures citations on a journal's level and cannot be seen as indicator for an individual article.
|h-index||Depicts the impact of an author's output.|
|Altmetrics||Shows the outreach of an article in social media. E.g. measured are downloads, views, bookmarks on Mendeley or also the amount of tweets.|