How metrics work
- Bergstrom, C. T., West, J. D., & Wiseman, M. A. (2008). The EigenfactorTM Metrics. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(45), 11433–11434.
- Chin Roemer, Robin and Rachel Borchardt, eds. (2015). Meaningful Metrics: A 21st Century Librarian’s Guide to Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, and Research
- Cronin, Blaise and Cassidy R. Sugimoto (eds.). (2014). Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact.
Limitations and concerns
- Alberts, Bruce. (2013). Impact Factor Distortions. (“But perhaps the most destructive result of any automated scoring of a researcher’s quality is the ‘me-too science’ that it encourages.”)
- Barnes, Joel. (2016). Why Humanities Citation Statistics are Like Eskimo Words for Snow.
- Bollen, Johan, Herbert Van de Sompel, Aric Hagberg, and Ryan Chute. (2009). A Principal Component Analysis of 39 Scientific Impact Measures. (“Conclusion: Our results indicate that the notion of scientific impact is a multi-dimensional construct that can not be adequately measured by any single indicator, although some measures are more suitable than others. The commonly used citation Impact Factor is not positioned at the core of this construct, but at its periphery, and should thus be used with caution.”)
- Lopez-Cozar, E. D., Robinson-Garcia, N., & Torres-Salinas, D. (2012). Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics: Simple, Easy and Tempting.
- Lozano, George A., Vincent Lariviere, and Yves Gingras. (2012). The Weakening Relationship Between the Impact Factor and Papers’ Citations in the Digital Age.
- University of Waterloo Working Group on Bibliometrics. (2016). Measuring Research Outputs through Bibliometrics.
A small selection of journals that cover this area.
- Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
- Performance Measurement and Metrics (a library and information studies journal)
- Scientometrics (“an international journal for all quantitative aspects of the science of science, communication in science and science policy”)