Measuring Your Impact: Impact Factor, Citation Analysis, and other Metrics: Measuring Your Impact
How to Measure your Impact PPT
About the H-index
h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the scientific
productivity and the apparent scientific impact of a scientist. The
index is based on the set of the researcher's most cited papers and the
number of citations that they have received in other people's
A scientist has index h if h of [his/her] Np papers have at least h
citations each, and the other (Np − h) papers have at most h citations
Find your h-index at:
Ways to Measure Impact
- h-index: The h-index is an index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output. J.E. Hirsch - http://www.pnas.org/content/102/46/16569.
There are several databases (Web of Science, Scopus, and Google
Scholar) that will provide an h-index for an individual based on
publications indexed in the tools. Find about more about these tools
and how to use them by clicking the Find Your H-index tab.
- Citation Analysis: Is the
process whereby the impact or "quality" of an article is assessed by
counting the number of times other authors mention it in their work.
UIC has access to a number of resources that identify cited works
including: Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Find about more
about these tools and how to use them by clicking the Citation Analysis tab.
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. To find out more about Altmetrics and
tools for obtaining altmetrics data, click on the Other Metrics/ Altmetrics tab.
- Impact Factor:
The impact factor is a measure of the frequency in which the average
article in a journal is cited in a particular year. Impact factors
measure the impact of a journal, not the impact of individual articles.
To find out more about the impact factor and tools that measure/ rank
journals within specific disciplines, click the Journal Impact Factor tab.
About Citation Analysis
Citation Analysis - What is it?The process whereby the impact or "quality" of an article is assessed
by counting the number of times other authors mention it in their work.
Citation analysis invovles counting the number of times an
article is cited by other works to measure the impact of a publicaton or
author. The caviat however, there is no single citation analysis tools
that collects all publications and their cited references. For a
thorough analysis of the impact of an author or a publication, one needs
to look in multiple databases to find all possible cited references. A number of resources are available at UIC that identify cited works including: Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, and other databases with limited citation data.
Citation Analysis - Why use it?To find out how much impact a particular article or author has had,
by showing which other authors cited the work within their own papers.
The H-Index is one specific method utilizing citation analysis to determine an individuals impact.
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About Journal Impact
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.
How Impact Factor is Calculated?
The calculation is based on a two-year period and involves dividing
the number of times articles were cited by the number of articles that
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