I am considering writing a monograph or editing a multi-authored book. Before proceeding further, I would like to pick a suitable publisher to show them the book proposal.

To choose, I would like to see a quantitative estimate of scholarly success. I am thus wondering whether there is an equivalent to journal impact factor for scholarly book publishers?

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Thomson Reuters offers the Book Citation Index.

Interesting side note: I just found this publication by Kayvan Kousha and Mike Thelwall (2014) (posprint for free on ResearchGade) stating that Google Books is a good source for Book Citations, "despite its lack of a public citation index."

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