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Research Metrics

This guide will help you understand research metrics about authors, articles/books, and journals.

AUTHOR METRICS

Characteristics of Metrics

Contextualized to Discipline

Where/What to Access

Prestige

Influence

Rigor

Normalized

Google Scholar

Scopus

Web of Science

Publish or Perish

Other

h-index

X

X

X

X

X

g-index

X

X

Beamplots

X

X

X

X

Research Identifiers

Author ID

Researcher
ID

ORCID

arXiv ID

ARTICLE METRICS

Characteristics of Metrics

Contextualized to Discipline

Where to Access

Prestige

Influence

Rigor

Normalized

Weighted

Dimensions

Google Scholar

Scopus

Web of Science

Other

Article Citation Counts

X

X

X

X

X

Relative Citation Ratio

X

X

X

X

X

Field Citation Ratio

X

X

X

X

NIH iCite Tool

Alternative Article Metrics

X

X

Altmetrics

PlumX via Scopus, BYU Scholars Archive

Mendeley Readers 

JOURNAL METRICS

Characteristics of Metrics

Contextualized to Discipline

Where to Access

Prestige

Influence

Rigor

Normalized

Weighted

Google Scholar

Scopus

Journal Citation Reports

Other

Basic Journal Information

X

X

Ulrichsweb

Cabells

Impact Factor

X

X

Journal Citation Indicator

X

X

X

Immediacy Index

X

X

Eigenfactor

X

X

X

X

Article Influence

X

X

X

X

CiteScore

X

X

SNIP

X

X

X

SJR

X

X

X

X

Scimago

h-index

X

X

X

Scimago

BOOK METRICS

Characteristics of Metrics

Where to Access

Prestige

Influence

Rigor

Google Scholar

Scopus

Web of Science

Other

Book Citation Counts

X

X

X

X

Library Availability

X

WorldCat

Consumer Ratings

X

Amazon

GoodReads

Reading Lists

X

NY Times Best Seller List

Doody’s Core Titles

Overdrive Recommendations

Project MUSE

GOBI – Cambridge Digital e-Collection

Book Reviews

X

NPR Book Reviews

BookPage

NY Times Book Reviews

Amazon Book Reviews