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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.

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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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Do you have an ORCID?

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ORCID is the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. Using ORCID, you can register online for a unique author identifier, show all your publications, and link your profile through to your profiles on ResearcherID, and Scopus Author ID.

Some journals now require you to submit your ORCID as part of the process when submitting articles for publication. Registering for an ORCID ID takes less than a minute, and you can edit your profile at any time to add your keywords, employment history, and links to other websites.

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

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