Field-normalized citation rate
Field-normalized citation rate is a widely used indicator for measuring the impact of the publications in analysis. It gives a comparison between the raw number of citations for a publication and the World average for all publications from the same field, year and document type.
Field-normalized citation rate makes it possible to compare publications from different fields, even though they may have very different publication – and citation patterns. The indicator is used in many analyses, e.g. the present national allocation model.
A field-normalized citation rate of 1 is equal to the world average, and e.g. 1.2 indicates that the publications have been cited 20% above the world average in the field.
The field-normalized citation rate is usually calculated based on fractionalized publications, i.e it is weighted based on the number of authors.
Last updated: Tue Sep 02 11:37:55 CEST 2014