Tell Your Story - Impact & Engagement: Metrics (and Altmetrics)

For researchers, scholars, teachers, extension agents, students, and others, this guide highlights options to share your work and get to know others with like interests.

Metrics & Author Profiles

This page will cover the different types of research impact metrics and the databases and tools you can use to accurately track your publications, citations, altmetrics, and other metrics. You can scroll through the entire page or jump to a section:

Metrics Toolkit

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Citation Metrics

Citation Metrics Sources

Software Tools to Explore Citation Metrics

Altmetrics

Search across Authors, Research Groups, Departments, & Institutions

Use Altmetrics to Track Attention to Individual Research Outputs

Journal Metrics

Contact - Consultations & Instruction

Rachel Miles

Research Impact Librarian
Liaison to the Psychology Department
& the School of Neuroscience

Rachel is currently away on parental leave and will return on January 31. For immediate assistance, please contact researchservices@vt.edu.