Other Resources

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA): An agreement resulting from a 2012 meeting initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals which recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated.

Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics (2015): Five experts led by Diana Hicks, professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Paul Wouters, director of CWTS at Leiden University, have proposed ten principles for the measurement of research performance.

Metrics Toolkit: Helping you Navigate the Research Metrics Landscape: evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied. You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers.

Understanding Scholarly Metrics: A brief guide from the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) that provides some history of the use of research metrics and includes a lengthy bibliography of further reading.

From bibliometrics to altmetrics: a changing scholarly landscape: An article by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt. 2012. College & Research Libraries News. 73(10): 596-600

Calculate Your Academic Footprint: A research guide created by the University of Waterloo that provides an overview of the use of citation tracking databases and bibliographic management tools to monitor your own scholarly impact.

How Many Grains of Salt Must We Take When Looking at Metrics?: A blog post by Angela Cochran in The Scholarly Kitchen, Feb. 8, 2017