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Quantitative information on publications and citations

Bibliometrics (sometimes called Scientometrics) is the quantitative analysis of academic performance -- in terms of output and impact -- as measured by publications and citations of those publications. Bibliometric analyses are based on the notion that citations indicate research performance, influence, reputation, or the international visibility of academic activity. Bibliometric indicators are not however synonyms for “quality” or “academic productivity”.

PRAESTANTIA supports the use of bibliometric indicators to support and enhance decision-making and peer-based, qualitative evaluation. We provide analyses and dashboards to facilitate strategic planning and evaluation; external assessment of research performance; and, communication of university’s research accomplishments patterns.


PRAESTANTIA utilizes data from the Web of Science (WOS), Scopus, Google Scholar and/or Microsoft Academic. In many cases, it’s preferable to compare data from all of these sources. Here is a list of some of our offerings (institution, department and individual levels):

  • Bibliometric rankings: National, North American and global comparisons (e.g., rankings, WOS documents, times cited, % documents cited, citation impact, etc.)

  • Citation analysis, co-citations (total number of papers, total citations, co-authors, institutions, research topics, journals published in, published in conferences)

  • h-index (+hI norm, hI annual)

  • g-index

  • Simple volumes of outputs (counts of publications, citations)


Bibliometric analyses are focused on publications and citations. PRAESTANTIA’S Academic Analytics and K-MAAP© algorithms can be coupled with bibliometric analysis to provide a comprehensive picture of academic performance over time, based on effort, impact, efficiency and return-on-investment.

Contact us for samples of our work. 

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