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Index  : AltmetricsArticle influence (AI) Bibliometric databases ;Bibliometric indicators ;  Bibliometrics (general) ; CiteScore ; Collaborations (measure the) ; Dimensions  ; E-index Eigenfactor (EI)   ; G-index ; Google scholar ; H-index ; Impact factor (IF) ; Impact per publication (IPP) ; IPERU  ;  SCimago Journal Range (SJR) ; SCOPUS Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)Web of Science (WoS)


Bibliometrics (general)


Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. Bibliothèque (update oct. 2021) : Promoting your research activity  : guide for researchers. Contains tools to measure the impact of a researcher and the impact of publications , resources to create his profile, increase his impact , information on alternative impact measures


Gautret, Marjolaine (update June 2021)  : Biblioguides : portail documentaire Sorbonne Universités : Infométrie, bibliométrie : pourquoi , comment ? [Infometrics, bibliometrics : Why , how ? :  introduction ] : 66 slides   - Content :  Introduction -- Context and challenges --  Bibliometric approach -- Typology of analyzes -- Types of indicators (production indicators, thematic indicators, scientific opening indicators, visibility indicators, invention indicators, financing indicators)


Larivière, Vincent  ;  Sugimoto, Cassidy R (2018) : Mesurer la science [trad. française de Measuring research]. - Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2018 : free e-book in french language. -  Contains : 1. Les bases [The basics] (p.9) - 2. Les données  [The data] (p.35) - 3. Les indicateurs [The indicators] (p. 67) - 4. Vue d'ensemble [Overview] (p. 145) - Suggestion de lecture [Reading suggestion]  (p. 169)



 Bibliometric databases


Dimensions (Digital Science & Research Solutions Inc.) : Multi scientific abstract and citation database (1400-....). Access by suscriptions or free limited access. It analyses :
- the profile of researchers (number of articles, number of citations, number of co authors, history of publications , type of documents, altmetrics)

- the impact of an article (number of citations)


Google scholar (Google) : bibliographic database. Free access. Access to bibliometric indicators by author, journal or article : allows to visualize the range of an author, an article, according to the number of citations.

IPERU (HCERES) =  see "Indicators"


SCOPUS (Elsevier) :

Access : 1.  direct  via the publisher portal (UCA members -  2.  via BibCNRS portal : Earth and universe (Galilee, Geoazur and Lagrange)  or  Enginering and systems (Artemis) : Multi scientific abstract and citation database.

Scopus references 22,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers.
It analyses :
- a corpus  by years (1929-2018), the sources, the authors, the affiliations, the countries, the types of documents
- affiliations (number of documents by subject, affiliations in collaboration, document by sources) .
It establishes :
- the profile of researchers (number of articles, number of citations, number of co authors, history of publications)
- the impact of an article (number of citations, field weighted quote impact)
It compares :
- journals from journal indicators (CiteScore, SNIP, SJR)
- articles from their citations

Web of Science (WoS) (Clarivate analytics previously Thomson reuter) : Access via BibCNRS portal : Earth and universe (Galilee, Géoazur et Lagrange)  or  Enginering and systems (Artemis) : Multi scientific abstract and citation database

 WOS allows you to access to 11 bibliographic databases 

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-...)
  • Current Content connect (1998-....)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index : Science  (1998-...)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index :  Social Science and Humanities (1998-...)
  • Emerging source citation index (2015-...)
  • KCI Corean journal database (1980-...)
  • Medline (1950-...)
  • Russian science citation index (2005-...)
  • SCI ELO citation index (1997-...) 
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-...)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-...)

WOS allows you to analyze the citations of a person, group, article, or journal :

  • Essential Science Indicators (ESI) : article indicator. Allows: 1. To evaluate the result of a research and its impact on specific areas. - 2. To identify major scientific trends, to rank the best countries, journals, scientists, presentations and research institutions by discipline
  • Journal citation reports (JCR) : journal indicator. It sorts journals by impact factor. You can search for a journal by title or theme

WOS contains a bibliographical management tool :

EndNote : bibliographic management tool accessible after registration.


  Bibliometric indicators




University of Laval, Library (Canada) - Bibliométrie et impact de la recherche - Almetrics [Bibliometry and research impact - Almetrics] :  contains a definition, advantages and disadvantages, describes tools for measuring alternative impacts ( ; Altmetric it! ; ImpactStory ; Mendeley ; PLoSResearchGate)


Article Influence (AI)

CiteScore (Elsevier indicator)

CIRAD - CoopIST (2017) :  Les indicateurs CiteScore et IPP pour mesurer l'impact d'une revue ou d'une série dans la base SCOPUS [The CiteScore and  IPP indicators to measure the impact of a journal or series in the SCOPUS database] Marie-Claude Deboin


Collaborations (measure the)

Polytechnic school, University of Montreal (update july 2021) : Promoting your research activity - Researcher impact - Others indicators


Chun-Ting Zhang : The e-Index, Complementing the h-Index for Excess Citations (PloS, 2009)


Eigenfactor (EI)

CIRAD - CoopIST (2012) : Indicateurs de notoriété des publications 3. Eigenfactor (EI) [Indicators to evaluate journal notoriety 3. Eigenfactor]  / M.C. Deboin


Impact factor (IF)

CIRAD - CoopIST (2012)  : Indicateurs de notoriété des publications 1. Impact Factor ou facteur d’impact (IF ou FI) [indicators to evaluate journals notoriety 1. Impact factor or facteur d'impact (IF ou FI)]  / M.C. Deboin


Institut National de la Recherche Scentifique. Service de documentation et d'information spécialisées (INRS, Canada) : Comment évaluer les publications d'un chercheur dans web of science ? [How to evaluate a researcher's publications in Web of science ?]
Content :   tools available -- procedures -- - results


CIRAD - CoopIST (France) : Indicateurs de notoriété des publications 7. G-index [indicators to evaluate journals notoriety 7. G-index] Marie-Claude Deboin


CIRAD - CoopIST (France) : Indicateurs de notoriété des publications 6. H-index [indicators to evaluate journals notoriety 6. H-index] / Marie-Claude Deboin

Polytechnic school , University of Montreal (update july 2021) : Promoting your research activity - Researcher impact    - Contains  :   H-index (definition, measure) --- How to find a h-index in Web of science (tutorial in english - 1 video - YouTube) -- How to create citation alerts in Web of Science 

MyRI - Calculating the h-index : Web of Science, Scopus or Google Scholar ?



IPERU, Programme  (HCERES) = Indicateurs de production des établissements de recherche universitaire français [Performance indicators of French university research establishments]
- Présentation de l'interface (atelier programme IPERU, déc. 2020) [Presentation of the interface (IPERU Programm, dec. 2020]

- synthèse de la journée d'étude 2018


SJR - SCImago Journal Rank (indicator of Elsevier's Scopus)

Scimago lab Scimago Journal and Country rank :  What is ScimagoJR for ? publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database Elsevier. You can search with the title of a journal or by subject. Access to the database is free, even without a subscription to Scopus.

SNIP - Source Normalized Impact per Paper  (indicator of Elsevier's Scopus)

CIRAD - CoopIST (2013) : L'indicateur SNIP de notoriété contextuelle d'une revue [The SNIP indicator of the contextual notoriety of a journal]  /Marie-Claude Deboin