Using Citation Indicators Wisely

Research evaluation is increasingly being conducted using bibliometric methodology and citation analysis. Because no individual bibliometric indicator can account for all aspects of research performance, it is recommended that selections of bibliometric indicators be utilized to provide a broader view and to discover any data artifacts.

InCites supports a comprehensive class of advanced bibliometric indicators assessing various aspects of research performance.

For each indicator, the following are explained:

  • What the indicator measures
  • How it is calculated
  • What is its value and role in the process of research performance evaluation?
  • Guidance for appropriate usage