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Measuring Your Research Impact

Use this guide to find information about: • Overview of Research Metrics • Journal Impact Factor •Author Impact (h-index) • Researcher Profile & Alternative Metrics

The Purpose of this Guide

This guide presents the tools that are available to measure the quantitative and qualitative impact of research; as well as how to track researcher impact.

How do I learn more about Research Impact?

Questions about Research Metrics?

Contact your Faculty Librarian for assistance with:

  • assessing your research impact
  • using and comparing results from databases such as Scopus and Google Scholar
  • identifying highly ranked journals in your field

Please Note

Potentially, any database with citations could create bibliometric measures. Each database that offers bibliometric measures primarily uses its own unique data, journals, authority files, indexes, and subject categories. Citation behaviour varies between disciplines as one discipline is different to another.

There is currently no overarching tool across databases.

Further reading: The diverse world of citation indexing services


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