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Does anybody know how to find how often a specific researcher is cited?
A library (at least a college library) should have a collection called the citation index. Sometime, you can even access several citation database online (at least for the sciences). Since you did not indicate where you are, and what kind of facilities you have access to, there is no way I can give a specific answer to this. So just go to a library, and ask the librarian if he or she can help you with what you are trying to find.kollins said:Does anybody know how to find how often a specific researcher is cited?
It is "objective" only in the sense that it is just a statistics. However, one can read too much into it, and one can also read too little into it. Just be aware of what is being measured, how it is being measured, etc. You normally cannot evaluate anything using just ONE criteria (except for quackeries and their inability to get into any peer-reviewed journals).kollins said:Thanks to everyone. I found it, but I'm wondering whether this index is really an objective "quality seal" since I know a professor, who is highly cited, but getting his citations through a good network of connections with all groups in his field, so it's like a club, where people knowing each other make the citations grow...