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This guide provides an overview of the various types of author metrics and how to locate impact factors, citation counts, and journal metrics.

What metrics are used to evaluate the influence of research?

Citation Count

The number of times an article is cited by other works.

Impact Factor

Journal citation metric published in ISI's Journal Citation Reports database.


Captures references to scholarly output from non-traditional, web-based sources.


Metric that provides a measure of author productivity and impact.

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Types of Metrics

Article Level Metrics

  • Citation Counts
  • Altmetrics

Author Level Metrics

  • h-index
  • Citation Counts

Journal Level Metrics

  • Impact Factor
  • 5-Year Journal Impact Factor
  • Immediacy Index
  • Cited Half-Life
  • Eigenfactor Score
  • SCImago Journal Rank
  • Impact per Publication
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper