Thank you to Michelle Dalton of University College Dublin for permission to re-use and adapt content from some of the UCD library guides.
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Bibliometrics involves the measuring of influence or impact or citations in published literature.
Some definitions include:
Bibliometric data are increasingly being used to assess the impact of research, to track and evaluate research activity. For example, the UK Higher Education Research Excellence Framework (REF) includes the use of bibliometric data. There are different methods measuring impact. Providing an open access copy of an article can increase its impact and downloads.
Bibliometrics can affect:
It can help to answer questions like: