Use this guide to find information about how to measure the impact of your scholarly research. These tools are useful to: quantitatively evaluate your academic productivity and the impact of your work on the discipline; find the top tier journals in the field; demonstrate the impact of your research to funders and employers; find top researchers within a given field.
is a “non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.” ORCID iDs appear in campus systems like FRPA and VIVO without any action required by faculty. Learn more.
National Network enables the discovery of researchers across institutions. Participants in the network include institutions with local installations of VIVO or those with research discovery and profiling applications that can provide semantic web-compliant data.At CU-Boulder, VIVO is being developed and implemented by the Faculty Information System (FIS) Development Team who are members of Faculty Affairs working under the guidance of the Provost.
can be linked to your ORCID number and facilitates citation metrics and publication tracking using Web of Science tools. With a ResearcherID, you will be included in the Web of Knowledge author index allowing other researchers to learn more about your work and affiliations. Sign up here.
citations allows authors to track citations to their scholarly works and to calculate numerous citation metrics based on Google Scholar citation data.
Measure a journal's impact to select venues for publishing your work or help to evaluate value and impact of scholarship. The impact factor (IF) is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times it's articles are cited.
Identify the number of libraries that own a specific book title as an indicator of quantity worldwide. Identify who has cited the title as an indicator of impact and influence. Locate reviews and critiques.
Developed in 2006, Leo Egghe proposed the G-Index in his paper "Theory and Practice of the G-Index". G-Index builds on and improves the H-Index. It is not as widely accepted as the H-Index. Learn more.
Created by Google Scholar and used in Google's My Citations feature.
i10-Index = the number of publications with at least 10 citations.
Altmetrics is a quantitative measure of the quality and quantity of attention that a scholarly work is receiving through social media, citations, and article downloads.