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Bibliometrics 'measures' scientific publications using quantitative methods. You can use bibliometric analysis as evaluation tool or as research tool.
|Citation frequency||Indicates how often a publication has been cited in other scientific publications.|
|Impact factor||Indicates how often articles of a journal are cited on average (see specifications in Wikipedia).|
|h-Index||Value indicates the number X publications of a person that have been cited at least X times (see specifications in Wikipedia).|
|Altmetrics||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: