Citations – often termed as intellectual transactions, acknowledgment of intellectual debts, and conceptual association—are a link between the author’s current study and already published work. It not only provides credibility to the author’s work but also helps funders evaluate the impact of the research study. Citation indexes are maintained for information retrieval of both cited and citing work, facilitating the literature search process. It also helps authors in identifying the number of citations that their papers have received. Citation data is considered as a legitimate measure to rank authors, journals, and publishers. Through this webinar, we aim at providing information about citation indexing and how authors and publishers can get indexed in established citation databases.
After this session, attendees will learn:
- Why and what authors need to cite?
- Citation indexing and its significance
- Selection criteria of international citation databases like WoS, Scopus, and Crossref
- How can journals and publishers index in citation databases?
About the Speaker
Dr. Richard de Grijs, Ph.D.
- Dr. de Grijs is an internationally acclaimed astrophysicist, editor, publishing consultant, and a public speaker.
- Currently appointed as an Associate Dean/Professor at Macquarie University (Australia), Dr. de Grijs is also affiliated with International Astronomical Union (Vice-President of IAU Division C–Education, Outreach, and Heritage), Institute of Physics (FInstP), Astronomical Society of Australia (Fellow), etc.
- Till date, he has 300+ publications in renowned Physics and Astronomy journals and 6 published books to his name. The impact of his work is demonstrated by 5000+ citations that he has to his credit.
- Dr. de Grijs is also the recipient of more than 25 research grants. Additionally, he is a peer reviewer for many leading Physics and Astronomy journals including Nature, Science, etc. and has been one of the scientific editors of The Astrophysical Journal from 2006 to 2012 and deputy editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters 2012 to 2018.