Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

INTRODUCTION A traditional method of assessing research impact, citation analysis is performed by examining an individual publication and assessing how often it has been cited, if ever, by subsequent publications [1]. It is a tool for gauging the extent of a publication’s influence in the literature and for tracking the advancement of knowledge with the inherent assumption that significant publications will demonstrate a high citation count [2^4]. While citation analysis is subject to some flaws, such as self-citing and reciprocal citing by colleagues [5, 6], it is accepted as a standard tool for assessing the merits of a publication.

Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

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