Trends in Citation Analysis

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 308)


Citation analysis is the process of examining the frequency, patterns of citations referred in articles, journals, and books. Citation refers a reference to a published or unpublished source of information. Though continuous research works endure for many years, different types of analysis have been conducted on citations over a period of time. Few important parameters rule the citation analysis research in a focused direction during all the time. These are the core requirements such as type of analysis technique and what kind of output the technique will give for various available citation databases. This paper surveys the important progresses of citation analysis and the important research works that facilitated this progress.


Citation analysis Citation databases Citation ranking Citation index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CSESathyabama UniversityChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ITJerusalem College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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