Bibliometrics uses quantitative methods to study scientific publications. These methods are based on the amount of publications and the number of citations they have received.
Study more about the most common bibliometric indicators (e.g. numbers of publications and citations, h-index (Fig. 1), impact factor (Fig. 2)).
Bibliometrics can be used e.g. for:
- Evaluating performance of individual researchers
- Positioning and benchmarking of countries, cities, research groups
- Citation analysis, scientific impact and excellence assessment
- Network and collaboration mapping
Finnish national guide to publication metrics: Indicators.
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