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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : Citation Analysis

A guide to online and print resources for Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

What is Citation Analysis?

Citation analysis refers to the process of analyzing the quality of a work by counting how many times it is cited by others.  Citation analysis can apply to a journal, a book, an article, or any body of work.  Common types of citation analysis are "impact factor", "h-index", "eigenvalue" and many more.