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Research Quality: Metrics

This pilot guide lists information resources on scholarly publication metrics, research quality methodology, and research quality analysis. Note. The guide is under construction and new information is added. 

   Publication Impact Indicators

Journal Impact Factor and Journal Rank

Databases to obtain the Journal Impact Factor, h-index, and other metric 

  • Web of Science
  • Google Scholar (free bibliographic database of scholarly publication) 
  • Scopus (not available in DML)

Citation Analysis
            Citation analysis measure an impact of an author, an article, or publication using cited work counts. Citation analysis helps to explore impact, identify seminal works, and subject discipline impact. 

  • H-Index
    measurement of quantity and quality of author's research productivity
  • i10-Index
    Google Scholar's measurement  of research productivity used by Google Scholar 
  • G-Index
    Egghe's measurement of research productivity that is based on the researchers" publication 


  • Publish or Perish - software used to gather and analyze published article to assess the research impact. 


  • Web of Science
  • PsycInfo
  • PubMed Central
  • Google Scholar (free bibliographic database of scholarly publication) 
  • Science Direct (not available in DML)
  • SciFinder Scholar (not available in DML)
   Alternative Metric Resources


   Selected Article 


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