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Scholarly impact can be determined many ways, but some of the most common ways relate to one of three areas. Click the links to find more information.
- Author metrics are any quantitative measurement of a particular author's impact or influence. A well-known author metric is the H-index, described below.
- Article-level metrics most often measure the impact or influence of a particular journal article.
- Journal-level metrics offer a way to measure the overall impact and sometimes prestige of a journal.
Common tools to find metrics
Web of Science
Web of Science shows citation data for any specific article, and using its profile tools, you can aggregate citation info for a single author or group of authors.
A comprehensive abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books & conference proceedings. It can also be used by researchers to determine the impact of specific authors, articles/documents and journals.
Contains citation information for specific articles or other items. Build a profile to gather citation info for all your output in a single place.
Harzing's Publish or Perish
Software that searches Google Scholar, CrossRef, Web of Science, and others.
Scholarly Communication Librarian & Science Research Librarian