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Identify Potential Collaborators By Research Analysis Tools: Bibliometrics and Additional Help

This guide provides faculty and researchers with information on how to identify collaborators by analyzing authorship, readership and citation links in SciVal, Google Scholar, ResearchGate or Mendeley.

What Is Bibliometrics

Traditionally, bibliometrics refers to the branch of library science concerned with the application of mathematical and statistical analysis to bibliography; the statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications. ("bibliometrics, n.". OED Online. December 2011. Oxford University Press.) In other words, it is data about publications, or citation frequency.

Altmetrics are measures of research impact that supplement citations.  New forms of scholarly communication and new communication technologies allow researcher to better understand  how their work is being discussed, shared, saved, read, and reused by other scholars and the public--thereby broadening the definition of "impact". Altmetrics allow researchers to focus less on what outlet they've published in and more on the effects their studies are having on the real world.  The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with Plum Analytics to provide alternative methods of measuring research output. 

Bibliometric and altmetric data, when used responsibly and in context, can be used as evidence of impact in grant, job or promotion applications.

Understanding Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis

What is Bibliometrics Services?

Citation databases and tools tracking use of research outputs in social networks can be valuable in providing evidence of the volume and impact of research activity both within the scholarly community (research impact) and in a broader community (social impact).

The University Library System provides bibliometric services for faculty and researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.
We can help you gather and analyze statistics that track the impact of your research or that of your peer groups. 

Contact us to ask a question, set up a consultation, or find out about training opportunities.

Browse our research guides at http://library.pitt.edu/bibliometric-services for guidance and resources on various bibliometrics topics.

 

Increase Visibility of Your Research

Need Help with Tracking the Impact of Your Research?

Let's work together to:

  • Compile metrics for your publications and other research outputs
  • Find your h-index
  • Find collaborators for your next project
  • Track newest research trends in your field
  • Track social impact of your research with altmetrics
  • More...

Contact us to ask a question, set up a consultation, or find out about training opportunities.

Browse our research guides at http://library.pitt.edu/bibliometric-services for guidance and resources on various bibliometrics topics.

Bibliometric Indicators of Impact

Citation Searching and Bibliometric Measures

Domain of bibliometrics

 

The visualization was developed by EC3 Research Group (Grupo de Evaluación de la Ciencia y la Comunicación Científica). Universidad de Granada. Campus de Cartuja s/n. Granada (España). It shows a word cloud of the keywords used by the researchers with a public Google Scholar Citations profile. Size indicates frequency of use.

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