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Citation Research and Impact Metrics

Methods and metrics for evaluating scholarly and research impact.

Introduction to Author Assessment

Unfortunately, no complete author assessment exists. Although some sources do provide more data than others for many aspects of author assessment, none of them can provide a complete list of publications.  

The Web of Science and Scopus databases (and Experts.ASU, which extracts data from Scopus) are the sources with the most assessment data, however, Web of Science is limited to just journal articles while Scopus is limited to publications only as far back as 1996.  

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