[Irtalk] The diverse world of citation indexing services - BioMed Central blog

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 12:49:57 SAST 2014

When assessing the impact of a published research article, it might seem
logical to look at the Impact Factor of the journal that you find it in.
But as journals and scholars have moved online, and citation indexing has
been automated, the wealth of information for citation discovery and
analysis has vastly increased.

Citation counts can tell a more accurate story about the scholarly impact
that an individual article has made than the journal Impact Factor. But
where should you look for these counts? There are a number of indexing
services tracking and providing information about citations, each with
advantages and disadvantages.

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