% Documents Cited

The %Documents Cited indicator is the percentage of publications in a set that have received at least one citation.

It shows the extent to which other researchers in the scientific community utilize the research output produced by an entity. Another way of thinking about this indicator is as the inverse of the number of papers that didn’t get cited at all.

Note that the %Documents Cited indicator will vary depending on the selected time period and publication types included in the analysis. The % Documents Cited is not a normalized indicator. For example, if the analysis includes documents that have been published during the current or recent years, some of these documents may not have had time to accrue citations.

Complementary indicators include:

  • Citation Impact
  • Impact Relative to World