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NRF Rating Preparation: Terms & Definitions

This guide provides information and tools for measuring research impact, focusing on the use of citation metrics in NRF rating preparation

Frequently used terms in Bibliometrics and Citation Analysis

BIBLIOMETRICS

Agarwal defines it as the process of extracting measureable data through statistical analysis of published research studies and how the knowledge within a publication is used.

ALTMETRICS

H-INDEX

JOURNAL IMPACT FACTOR

IMMEDIACY INDEX

EIGENFACTOR 

ARTICLE INFLUENCE SCORE

CITESCORE

SCIMAGO JOURNAL RANK (SJR)

SNIP (SOURCE NORMALIZED IMPACT PER PAPER)