Reflection & Resources

Take some time to reflect on what you learned in this unit, and look at the resources if you are interested in finding out more about this and
related topics.

About Citation Analysis

Look over the materials and assignments for this unit and think about how they relate to your own research projects.
  • What are the two or three most important things you learned in this unit?  Why?
  • How will you apply this knowledge in your own scholarly pursuits?
Now think about an unanswered question you have, or something about which you feel confused or uncertain. 
  • What is it?  Why do you think it might be worth studying further?
  • How might you go about improving your knowledge and skills in this area?


Garfield, E. “The History and Meaning of the Journal Impact Factor,” JAMA  295(1): 90-93, 2006.
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Garfield, E., Malin, MV, and Small, H. “Citation Science Data as Indicators,” Ch. 8 in: Toward a Metric of Science: The Advent of Science Indicators, Eds. Yehuda Elkana, Joshua Lederberg, Robert K. Merton, Arnold Thackray and Harriet Zuckerman, John Wiley & Sons, NY, 1978, pp. 580-608
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Herther, N.K. “Research Evaluation and Citation Analysis: Key Issues and Implications,” The Electronic Library 27(3): 361-375, 2009.
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Meho, LI. “The Rise and Fall of Citation Analysis,” manuscript Accepted for publication in Physics World.
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Oancea, A. “From Procrustes to Proteus: Trends and Practices in the Assessment of Education Research,” International Journal of Research & Method in Education 30(3): 243-269, 2007.
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