What are Citation Metrics?
Academic and research institutions, governments, not-for-profits, funding agencies, and all others with a stake in research need reliable, objective methods for managing and measuring performance.
One of the most reliable and repeatable ways to measure outcome and impact are citation metrics. Citations are an indicator of an article’s worldwide influence and the mode by which peers acknowledge each other’s work. They measure productivity, influence, efficiency, relative impact and specialization and can be applied to an individual, group, institution, subject area or geographic region.
For over half a century, Thomson Reuters has pioneered the world of citation indexing and analysis, connecting scientific and scholarly discoveries around the world. Using the quality data found in Web of Science, institutions can:
- Evaluate and benchmark performance
- Pinpoint experts
- Promote accomplishments and demonstrate impact
- Define strategy and support decision