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Bibliometrics basics


Bibliometrics is concerned with the analysis of research based on citation counts and patterns. The individual measures used are also commonly referred to as bibliometrics, or citation metrics. They can be used to evaluate the influence of an individual research output, such as a journal article, or a collection of research outputs, such as all works by a particular author, research group or institution. UCL is producing a policy on the use of bibliometrics.

Why are bibliometrics important?
Bibliometrics in different disciplines
Where can I find bibliometrics?
Limitations of bibliometrics