Books and book chapters are a prominent form of scholarly output, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities.
The research contribution of books and book chapters can be difficult to measure with traditional bibliometrics due to a lack of coverage in citation tracking sources such as Scopus and Web of Science.
Inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the referencing data (such as date, author and edition variations) can also make it difficult to determine accurate citation counts, when this data is obtained from sources such as Google and Google Scholar.
In most cases, you can use a combination of traditional citation metrics where available, and alternative indicators of influence in academia listed below. See the Metrics Toolkit for information on the responsible use of these indicators.
Who is citing your work and where?
Check the traditional citation tracking sources for citation counts on books or book chapters:
Book reviews can indicate the exposure and reception of your book in either the scholarly or wider community.
Check for reviews published in scholarly journals and publications:
Check for reviews published in news media:
Discover how many copies of your book are available in libraries across Australia and worldwide:
Look for holdings in research libraries and/or libraries at prestigious universities.
Alternative measures of influence
Additional measures of attention, influence, or prestige include:
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