Enter the number of citations received by the paper and the average number of citations a paper typically receives in the field into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Relative Citation Ratio.

## Relative Citation Ratio Formula

RCR = CR / ACR

Variables:

- RCR is the Relative Citation Ratio ()
- CR is the number of citations received by the paper
- ACR is the average number of citations a paper typically receives in the field

To calculate Relative Citation Ratio, divide the number of citations received by the paper by the average number of citations received by papers in that field.

## How to Calculate Relative Citation Ratio?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Relative Citation Ratio.

- First, determine the number of citations received by the paper.
- Next, determine the average number of citations a paper typically receives in the field.
- Next, gather the formula from above = RCR = CR / ACR.
- Finally, calculate the Relative Citation Ratio.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of citations received by the paper = 50

average number of citations a paper typically receives in the field = 80