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Research Impact Metrics

A guide for those wanting to use research impact metrics for evaluation, analytics, and reviews, e.g., promotion & tenure.

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An Overview of Metrics

Research impact indicators can be quantitative or qualitative. However, research impact metrics are quantitative and are diverse. Examples include citation-based metrics, such as citation counts, the h-index, the Journal Impact Factor, and normalized citation metrics, such as the Field-Weighted Citation Impact from Scopus. Normalized metrics allow you to compare citation impact across disciplines or fields, document type, and publication year.