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DataBank: Article Level Metrics & Citation Analysis: Publish or Perish

Recommended For

All Disciplines, especially Humanities and Social Sciences         

Introduction

"... is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following statistics:

  • Total number of papers
  • Total number of citations
  • Average number of citations per paper
  • Average number of citations per author
  • Average number of papers per author
  • Average number of citations per year
  • Hirsch's h-index and related parameters
  • Egghe's g-index
  • The contemporary h-index
  • The age-weighted citation rate
  • Two variations of individual h-indices
  • An analysis of the number of authors per paper."

Limitations

See, Google Scholar. Because it uses Google Scholar data, the limitations are the same as those listed for the Google Scholar database.