Pro and Con Analysis of Citations

Iskra Arsenova

Abstract

The article examines the character  and the peculiarities of the analysis of citations.

This analysis in science is used very often both as a scientific approach and as a tool  for management of research and development. Subject of this analysis are the flow of cited and citing papers and its qualitative characteristics. The positive and the negatives aspects of the analysis are examined. The  analysis of citations can be used only in the conditions of aggregation and in combination with the expert qualitative evaluations.