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In the world of research, it’s impossible to avoid the multitude of scholarly metrics that are out there. Not sure you’re taking note of the right metric, or even understand what it means? Confused about how metrics apply across different subject areas; across journals and articles; and how they can be used by researchers, journal editors, or librarians? Use our variety of resources to master those metrics.

Guidance and Support

For researchers: Metrics can help you to choose which journal to submit your work to, and assess the ongoing impact of an individual piece of research (including your own). 

For journal editors: Metrics can help you assess your journal’s standing in the community, raise your journal’s profile, and potentially attract quality submissions.  

For librarians: Metrics can help you to select journals for your institution, and analyze their usage and impact. They can also help you assess the impact of research published by those in your institution. 

Article metrics

What do they mean and why are they important?

Researchers, funders, and institutions are increasingly interested in the impact of their work. Article metrics help authors to assess this by enabling you to gain a better understanding of the reach of your published research and the attention it is receiving.

Transcript

View and download our Mastering Metrics guide here.

With a panel of experts, including Euan Adie, the Altmetric Founder and CEO, this webinar explores the different kinds of metrics available and how editors can use them to develop their journals.

Listen to the webinar today.

Research

Learn more with these free Open Access articles.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF ALTMETRICS FOR LIBRARIANS

The Use of Altmetrics as a Tool for Measuring Research Impact

Australian Academic & Research Libraries (2015)

Cameron Barnes

CO-AUTHORED BY THE FATHER OF THE IMPACT FACTOR. DOES IT REFLECT THE CITEDNESS OF THE MAJORITY OF PAPERS?

Journal Impact Factor Strongly Correlates with the Citedness of the Median Journal Paper

COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management (2015)

Eugene Garfield & Alexander Pudovkin

LIMITATIONS OF IMPACT FACTORS HAVE LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE IMPACT MEASURES...

Journal Impact Factor- Applicability and Alternative Indices

COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management (2014)

Md. Fakruddin

AN ANALYSIS OF ECONOMICS JOURNALS USING QUANTIFIABLE RESEARCH ASSESSMENT MEASURES...

Robust Ranking of Journal Quality: An Application to Economics

Econometric Reviews (2016)

Chia-Lin Chang , Esfandiar Maasoumi & Michael McAleer

ADDRESSING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE H-INDEX AND PROPOSING A NEW MEASURE OF IMPACT...

The hb-index, a modified h-index designed to more fairly assess author achievement

Redox Report (2012)

Olen R. Brown

A HYBRID LIST OF RANKINGS MAY BE MORE USEFUL FOR RESEARCHERS...

Correlation Between Perception-Based Journal Rankings and the Journal Impact Factor (JIF): A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Serials Review (2017)

Khalid Mahmood

A DISCUSSION OF THE IMPLICATIONS FOR CHOICE OF RESEARCH TOPICS, PRACTICES, AND MORE...

Epistemic Consequences of Bibliometrics-based Evaluation: Insights from the Scientific Community

Social Epistemology (2016)

Tommaso Castellani, Emanuele Pontecorvo & Adriana Valente

THERE IS NO PERFECT METRIC; SCHOLARS SHOULD NOT PLACE TOO MUCH IMPORTANCE ON ANY ONE...

Is Almetrics an Acceptable Replacement for Citation Counts and the Impact Factor?

The Serials Librarian (2014)

Meredith Brown

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