Citation Impact


The average number of citations that a document has received.

When to Use It

  • Research performance

Limitations and Precautions

  • Citation Impact ignores the total volume of research outputs.
  • The Citation Impact of certain disciplines is often higher than in other scientific fields due to several factors, such as the degree to which references from other fields are cited.

How It's Calculated

Total number of citations ÷ Total number of publications = Citation Impact