Citations and References with Citation and H-Index
Referencing forms a critical part of the research and reflects the thoroughness of literature search.
Important referencing systems include note system (e.g. Vancouver system) and parenthetical system (e.g. Harvard system).
Many reference management software like EndNote, Zotero, Reference manager and Mendeley have been developed to help authors organize and change the order of references.
Indexing agencies are online database systems that compile information on journal titles and authors. Common indexing agencies are Medline/PubMed, SCOPUS, EMBASE, DOAJ, Hinari and Index Copernicus.
Quality of scientific output is measured by various scientific indices like impact factor, H index and citation index. These influence both the author impact and journal ranking.
This chapter discusses the principles of referencing, referencing systems, indexing and various indices of measuring the quality of research such as impact factor, H index and citation index. Elements of citation for journals, books, conference proceedings, scientific reports, dissertation and patent are discussed in detail under the Vancouver system.
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