Citation analysis is a way of measuring the relative importance or impact of an author, an article or a publication by counting the number of times that author, article, or publication has been cited by other works.
Why is Citation Analysis important?
Researchers often ask:
What are the best journals in my field? How do I check who is citing my articles? How many times have I been cited?" How do I know this article is important?" How can I compare the research impact between journals so I know which journal should I publish in?
Citation analysis will provide the answers to the above questions.