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Cited Reference Searching & Acceptance Rates

Traditional Citation Indexes

What is it?

What are cited references?

Articles, books, and other resources listed in a bibliography or reference list.

What is cited reference searching?

Cited Reference searching is searching for works by a particular author or for a specific piece.

What is cited reference searching used for?

  • Find current articles on a topic and identify top researchers in a topic
  • ‚ÄčIdentifying trends in a field
  • ‚ÄčTracking your or colleagues research

Publish or Perish

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations.

A 15-minute audio & slide presentation on citation analysis and Publish or Perish can be found on slideshare.

It uses Google Scholar (see below) and Microsoft Academic Search (since release 4.1) to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics:

  • Total number of papers and total number of citations
  • Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year
  • Hirsch's h-index and related parameters
  • Egghe's g-index
  • The contemporary h-index
  • Three variations of individual h-indices
  • The average annual increase in the individual h-index
  • The age-weighted citation rate
  • An analysis of the number of authors per paper.

The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved to a variety of output formats (for future reference or further analysis). Publish or Perish includes a detailed help file with search tips and additional information about the citation metrics.