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.