Data sources for performing citation analysis: an overview

Christoph Neuhaus (ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
Hans‐Dieter Daniel (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Publication date: 7 March 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of new citation‐enhanced databases and to identify issues to be considered when they are used as a data source for performing citation analysis.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reports the limitations of Thomson Scientific's citation indexes and reviews the characteristics of the citation‐enhanced databases Chemical Abstracts, Google Scholar and Scopus.

Findings

The study suggests that citation‐enhanced databases need to be examined carefully, with regard to both their potentialities and their limitations for citation analysis.

Originality/value

The paper presents a valuable overview of new citation‐enhanced databases in the context of research evaluation.

Keywords

Citation

Christoph Neuhaus and Hans‐Dieter Daniel (2008) "Data sources for performing citation analysis: an overview", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 64 No. 2, pp. 193-210

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/00220410810858010

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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