ResearcherID (Web of Science)ScopusGoogle Scholar CitationsOther metrics
Impact factors (Thomson Reuters)Scopus/SCImago journal rankingsERA Journal ListJournal h-index (Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science)
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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:



This guide introduces you to the most commonly used author and journal metrics.

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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.

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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.




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Want to do your own metrics analysis?

Refer to the Research Quick Guides for a step by step approach to finding your h-index, total times cited, and journal rankings.


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For further information please contact the Academic Library Services team responsible for your Division.

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