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UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
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Eugene Garfield's "Gems" on Use of Citations

"Uses and Misuses of Citation Frequency" By Eugene Garfield. Two "gems" from Dr. Garfield re use of citations for assessment of impact:

“The use of citation frequency as one indicator of impact is legitimate. It provides a measure of the past or present influence of earlier work. It does not necessarily guarantee that the impact, in the future, will be the same. In citation analysis and peer review, past performance is only a guide to, not a guarantee of, the future. Furthermore, one must find out not only how often, but why someone is being cited.”

“Citation analysis is not a substitute or shortcut for critical thinking; it is, instead, a point of departure for those willing to explore the avenues to thorough evaluation . . . citations tell us nothing about a researcher’s teaching ability, administrative talent, or other non-scholarly contributions. And they do not necessarily reflect the usefulness of research for curing disease, finding new drugs, and so on.”

Source: Essays of an Information Scientist, Vol:8, p.403-409, 1985. Current Contents, #43, p.3-9, October 28, 1985.

For more information, see Dr. Eugene Garfield's website. Includes bibliography and related resources.  

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