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Guide to Bibliometrics - Impact Factor, H-index, and More: How to Determine the number of citations for an author

Provides links to resources for bibliometric analysis, including journal ranking indices, such as impact factor, and author impact measures, such as h-index.

Introduction

There are a number of different databases available to determine how many times an authors articles have been cited by other articles.

Both ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus can be used to find this information.

Below we will provide instructions on how to use both databases to gather this information

How to determine the number of citations for an author using Scopus

Go to the Library webpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Resources then Databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on SciVerse Scopus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open to the front page of Scopus, click on Authors, type or paste the name of the author into the respective boxes and add "Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory" to the Affiliation box then click Search

 

 

 

 

 

Once the search is complete you can click on the authors name to see their full record of publications and bibliometric scores

 

 

 

 

On the Author details page you can see the full details of the authors publication record, h-index and total citations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to see the data in more depth you can click "View citation output". All the data can be exported from this page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to determine the number of citations for an author using ISI Web of Knowledge

Go to the Library webpage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Resources then Databases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on ISI Web of Knowledge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Author Search from the drop down menu, type or paste the name of the author into the search boxes and click Select Research Domain, ignore this page and click Select Organization, check Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and then click Finsh Search

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the record screen check the papers to verify the author is correct and then click Create Citation Report.

 

 

 

 

The Create Citation Report page gives you all the details of the papers that have cited the paper you are interested in. To see how many citations there are for each specific paper look at the totals on the right. Use the arrow to move to the other pages. Once you have the entire record and viewed it you can export the output to an Excel file. Select All Records on page at the bottom of the page and then select Save as Excel file from the drop down menu then click Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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