Demonstrate impact via Citation Analysis
Citation analysis is a quantitative method whereby important and essential literature of a field can be identified on the basis of how often a publication is cited in other publications. However, there are limitations in using citations as an indicator for measuring research impact (see Limitations tab)
Citation Metrics (often referred to as Bibliometrics) serve as an indication of the interest in and importance of research publications within the scholarly community:
More on the above metrics will be covered in the next section under MeasureImpact .
Bibliometrics is the use of quantitative tools to study publications and other written materials.
Citation metrics focus on the statistical patterns and measurements of citations.
Citation analysis can be used as a quantifiable measure of academic output and research impact, which can help in making informed decisions on publication, promotion, and tenure.
Altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analysing, and informing scholarship.