Bibliometrics in the broadest sense is simply the study of texts or information, but in a journal publishing context, it is most commonly used to refer to the analysis of citations between journal articles. This course provides an overview of bibliometrics with particular reference to journal metrics such as the Impact Factor, Eigenfactor, and SJR indicator, and will discuss the robustness, reproducibility, and statistical validity of these metrics. Specific attention will be given to characteristics and differences between commercial citation indexes, and will include hands-on use of these products, including an illustration of the types of analysis which can be derived from these data sources. The course will conclude with a discussion on the relationship between download statistics and citations.
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