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Bibliometric Services

The Boulder Labs Library provides bibliometric services for researchers affiliated with the Boulder Labs. These services offer quantitative analysis of scholarly publications and citation data, applicable for individuals and laboritories.

What We Do

Demonstate Research Impact
We compile citation metrics and analytics using the latest bibliometric techniques for researchers in either a sythesized two-page report or a more extensive multipage report. Thorough reports are also available for laboratories/departments. Each report provides context to help the understanding of bibliometrics and appropriate use of bibliometric indicators.

Reveal Emerging Trends
We perform bibliometric analysis on subject matter published in recent scholarly articles to gain insight into research trends.

Discover Research Collaborators
We conduct network analysis to identify relationships between publications based on authorship and common terms.

Identify Who Uses Your Research
We analyze metrics of publications citing your works and provide information on their authorship and affliation.


Email BoulderLabs.Ref@noaa.gov to request a research impact report or any other bibliometric inquiries.


Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of scholarly publication and citation data, intended to provide insight into the value and influence of published research. The Boulder Labs Library offers bibliometrics services for individuals and research groups.

Bibliometrics can be used to:
  • Show the impact of your research.
  • Identify collaborators and experts.
  • Identify emerging research trends.
  • Inform research priorities.
  • Choose the most relevant journals for publishing your research.

  • Librarians are among the pioneers in the field of bibliometrics, beginning with citation analysis in the 1930’s for the evaluation of journal collections. Today, librarians take a leading role in developing the practical and ethical applications of bibliometrics as a measure of research impact.
  • Librarians are already skilled in searching the relevant databases and preparing datasets.
  • Librarians are well-versed in the strengths and shortcomings of different databases, and understand how the choice of database and search strategy can affect your bibliometrics results.
  • Librarians are a neutral third party, interested only in providing accurate, comprehensive answers to your questions.

The Boulder Labs Library can provide bibliometrics analysis at the individual and group level. The areas listed below are components that a typical bibliometrics report will include.

Descriptive indicators:
  • Total publications
  • Total citations
  • Percent of publications cited
  • Percent of publication in the top 10% by citation rate within category
  • h-index (can be calculated at the individual or group level)
Evaluative indicators:
  • Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI)
  • Percentile rankings
Alternative metrics:
  • Social media reach and reaction
  • Downloads and views

Request a Research Impact Report