Citation analysis for measuring the value of scientific publications: quality assessment tool or comedy of errors?

@article{Schoonbaert1996CitationAF,
  title={Citation analysis for measuring the value of scientific publications: quality assessment tool or comedy of errors?},
  author={Dirk Schoonbaert and G. Gonzalez Roelants},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={1996},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={
          739-52
        }
}
The basic concepts of citation analysis and journal impact factors are discussed in the light of quality assessment of scientific publications, individual scientists and research units. The major controversies concerning this topic are addressed: technical limitations, database selectivity, time and discipline-related biases, language and publication type biases, multiple authorship merits and citing motivations. Both positive and negative aspects are put into perspective. The authors conclude… CONTINUE READING
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