What are Bibliometrics used for?
- to identify high-quality papers amongst the sheer volume of research published in a field
- to identify the publications considered to be most prominent in a discipline when deciding where to publish
- as a means of identifying authors whose papers are influential when looking to collaborate
- to contribute to informed decision-making by bodies that fund scientific research in a competitive research environment.
Journal Impact Factors and the Eigenfactor (from 2007 onwards) can be found using Incites - Journal Citation Reports database.