Though highly dependent on mutliple factors (institutional acceptance, department expectations, and your academic publishing preferences), Altmetrics, seeks to include data from nontraditional online sources such as Twitter, blog posts, and online citation managers. For more information, visit:
What is it?
Citation analysis investigates the number of times an article or an author has been referred to by others in the field of scholarly literature. It can be used to judge the impact an author or a publication has had upon its peers.
Why use it?
Citation analysis can be used for several things, including:
Citation search analysis at the University of Central Florida is often used in faculty promotion and tenure review, when making hiring decisions, and reporting annual accomplishments.
Certain disciplines, journals, and document types may not be well represented in the more traditional citation counting resources, like Web of Science or SCOPUS. Some databases that also provide citation counts include:
A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination, retrieval, and accessibility of scientific literature.
Provides energy-related scientific and technical information including bibliographic records of literature in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics and engineering. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers and journal articles from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Published by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
A free site produced by ISI - Institute for Scientific Information. Provides information on the top half percent of researchers in 21 broad band subject areas of the sciences.