The relative citation ratio: what is it and why should medical librarians care?

Alisa Surkis, Stuart Spore

Abstract


Bibliometrics is becoming increasingly prominent in the world of medical libraries. The number of presentations related to research impact at the Medical Library Association (MLA) annual meeting has been increasing in past years. Medical centers have been using institutional dashboards to track clinical performance for over a decade, and more recently, these institutional dashboards have included measures of academic performance. This commentary reviews current practices and considers the role for a newer metric, the relative citation ratio.

Keywords


Bibliometrics; Relative Citation Ratio; Research Impact

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