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Scholarly Communication: Research Impact & Citation Analysis

This guide defines Scholarly Communication, and its role in raising visibility of Researcher output and web presence. Scholarly Communication is defined as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality,

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Talk by Andy Tattersall from the University of Sheffield delivered at the British psychological Society Research Conference, 18 April 2018

Scholarly Impact & Research Performance Measurement

Bibliometrics, and more recently Altmetrics,  are becoming increasingly important in assessing scholarly impact and the performance of researchers.

Citation analysis is a method of evaluating the impact of published research output based on citation counts.

Return to responsibility with metrics

From the Journal Impact Factor to the latest altmetrics, scholarly players are crying out for metrics to be used responsibly, reports Rebecca Pool

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Citations Searches


 Citation searches may be conducted using the following databases:



Trusted publisher-independent citation database - Web of Science Group

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Date coverage 1900 to the present 1960 to the present
Content coverage

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Science Citation Index Expanded

Social Sciences Citation Index

What does Scopus cover?


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Please contact the Library’s Faculty Services if you would like us to conduct a citation search for you.

   * This index for measuring a researcher’s impact was developed in 2005 by Jorge Hirsch, a physicist at the University of California in San Diego. The h-Graph displays the h-index for a single author, multiple authors, or a group of selected documents. The h-index is based on the highest number of papers included that have had at least the same number of citations. View Hirsch’s original paper.




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