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Research Metrics

This guide provides an introduction to the metrics used in the evaluation and assessment of research productivity and the tools used to collect these data. Please note that not all metrics work for all disciplines.

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Citation counts for your research publications Article Metrics
Who is citing you Article Metrics / Author Metrics
Journal impact (JCR, Eigenfactor, Scimago) Journal Metrics
Journal acceptance rates Journal Metrics
Author impact (h-index, G-index, i10index) Author Metrics
Alternative and social media metrics Altmetrics
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More information on research metrics Other Resources

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Acknowledgements: This guide has been inspired by relevant guides made by Cornell University Library and Purdue University Libraries. Many thanks to our colleagues who created those guides and allowed us to use the content for our own guide.

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