This guide covers tools that let you:
- view citation counts
- create an h-index
- manage your research profile
- identify journal impact measures
The numbers that are generated are not absolutes. They should be used in conjunction with other quantitative and qualitative measures.
For some background about citation metrics see:
- Background readings from University of Queensland Library
- Maximizing the impacts of your research: a handbook for social scientists - produced by the London School of Economics Public Policy Group. Also read their blog.
This guide introduces you to the most commonly used author and journal metrics.
An overview of citation and journal metrics
Research impact can be measured in a variety of ways. Author and journal metrics are two indicators that can be used. These can be used to track scholarly research, and support research grant and promotion applications.
View MyRI: Measuring your Research Impact, an online tutorial produced by a group of Irish academic libraries. It provides an excellent overview of author and journal metrics.