Citation indexes are the most common method of evaluating the impact of research publications by individual authors. Tools for citation analysis include:
This guide also provides advice on calculating one's h-Index, a commonly accepted measure of a researcher's overall scholarly output.
A number of tools are available for calculating the impact of journals.
- SCImago Journal and Country Rank: is a portal that includes journals' scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.) The SCImago Journal Rank is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals from which the citations have come.
- Journal Citation Reports provides impact factors for scientific journals.
- The Journal Quality List compiled and edited by Dr. Anne-Wil Harzing, covers the areas of economics, finance, accounting, management, marketing, organisational psychology, sociology and tourism.
- The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Ratings List
- The Association for Information Systems' Journal Rankings edited by Carol Saunders, covers the areas of management information systems.