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Publication metrics

Publication or citation metrics can provide an indication of the reach of your research.  It is important to note that citations, and their associated metrics, are only one measure of the influence of your research. Metrics can be article-level, author-level and journal-level. 

Citation indexes are the most common method of evaluating the impact of research publications by individual authors, they include:

Research evaluation tools analyse the research output of institutions, their departments and researchers. These tools can also assist with benchmarking the research performance of institutions and their researchers. These tools analyse citation data harvested from a citation index. The library subscribes to:

  • SciVal (based on Scopus data)
  • InCites (based on Web of Science data).

See Metrics and Citation Analysis for more detail.

Journal Quality

A number of tools are available for calculating the impact of journals.