Information to assist faculty members, research staff, and graduate students in understanding how to use impact metrics tools currently available.
Considerations need to be made in regards to the role that the author, content, source, impact, ranking, and benchmark have on the research cycle.
Four main areas can be used to determine the impact of research:
- Most widely used research metric
- Measures both productivity (# of publications) and the impact of the publications based on the number of times the publication has been cited.
- Available for use on both 'Web of Science' and Google Scholar
- Used by Google Scholar
- Shows the number of a researcher's publications that have been cited at least tem times by other scholars
- Developed and introduced in 2011 by Google
- Only available for use on Google Scholar