A review of the literature on citation impact indicators

@article{Waltman2016ARO,
  title={A review of the literature on citation impact indicators},
  author={L. Waltman},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1507.02099}
}
  • L. Waltman
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
Citation impact indicators nowadays play an important role in research evaluation, and consequently these indicators have received a lot of attention in the bibliometric and scientometric literature. [...] Key Method The second topic is the normalization of citation impact indicators, in particular normalization for field differences. Counting methods for dealing with co-authored publications are the third topic, and citation impact indicators for journals are the last topic. The paper concludes by offering…Expand
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