Bibliometrics 'measures' scientific publications using quantitative methods. You can use bibliometric analysis as evaluation tool or as research tool.
|Indicates how often a publication has been cited in other scientific publications.
|Indicates how often articles of a journal are cited on average (see specifications in Wikipedia).
|Value indicates the number X publications of a person that have been cited at least X times (see specifications in Wikipedia).
|Metrics based on machine evaluation of modern forms of communication in relation to individual articles (consult altmetrics).
Bibliometric measurements alone are not sufficient to assess the importance of a research output - they cannot replace qualitative assessments. Nevertheless, bibliometric indicators help you to better assess and compare the visibility of your research.
In addition, you can use the data when researching a wide range of questions, such as: