Answered By: Hayati Abdul
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 8

Citation metrics are a quantitative and relatively straight forward measure but they have their limitations. Self-citations, differences in metrics depending on the data source, multi-author publications giving equal credit to all authors and certain metrics favouring experienced researchers over early career researchers are just some factors that may affect the “reliability” of citation metrics.

For more information, see the library's libguide page on Research Impact.

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