BIBLIOMETRICS offers a set of methods and measures that can be used to assess research impact and patterns in scholarly communication. In essence, it measures the PRODUCTIVITY and IMPACT of the published work.
Main uses: Ranking and benchmark data, assessment of individual researchers, and journal rankings.
Key Metrics: Journal Impact Factor (JIF) for journal rankings, H-index for individual rankings, and citation statistics
BibExcel is designed to assist in analysis of bibliographic data. This tool-box can generate data files that can be imported to Excel, or any program that takes tabbed data records, for further processing .Bibexcel is a free-ware for academic non-profit use.
CiteSpace is a freely available Java application for visualizing and analyzing trends and patterns in scientific literature.
A free, Windows program for visualizing social network data.
Pajek is an open source Windows program for analysis and visualization of large networks.
The Science of Science (Sci2) Tool is a modular toolset specifically designed for the study of science. It supports the temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analysis and visualization of scholarly datasets at the micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) levels.
SNIP Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is a metric that considers field-specific differences in citation practices. It compares each journal’s citations per publication with the citation potential of its field, defined as the set of publications citing that journal. SNIP therefore measures contextual citation impact and enables direct comparison of journals in different subject fields. SNIP is calculated annually from Scopus data and is freely available alongside CiteScore and SJR
Publish or Perish calculates citation metrics from data in Google Scholar. Free.
This free and open-source software for data science, scientific research, and technical communication is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R.
Sitkis is a free bibliometric tool that works on Java and MS Access
This is a software package for the analysis of social network data and comes with the NetDraw network visualization tool. The program can be downloaded and used for free for 90 days. Thereafter, the program will need to be individually purchased.
This is a software tool for constructing and visualizing bibliometric networks such as journals, researchers, or individual publications, and they can be constructed based on citation, bibliographic coupling, co-citation, or co-authorship relations. VOSviewer also offers text mining functionality that can be used to construct and visualize co-occurrence networks of important terms extracted from a body of scientific literature.
Measures of impact based on online activity, which are mined or gathered from online tools and social media. For example:
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