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Citation Indexes

Lists places where scholars can track the number of times their work has been cited.

Impact Factors

Article/book impact: The value of particular works, such as journal articles, conference proceedings, and books, can be measured by the number times they are cited by other works and alternative metrics such as tweets, blog posts, likes, bookmarks, etc. 

 

 

Journal impact: The importance of particular academic journals can be measured by the number of times their articles are cited and where they are cited. 

 

Researcher impact: The success of particular researchers can be measured by the number of works they publish and the number of times their works are cited. 

 

 

Institutional impact: The prestige of a department or area of research within an institution can be measured by the

collective impact of its individual researchers compared to those at other institutions. 

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The content on this guide is from information produced by Jennifer J. Elder at Emory University.  Used with permission.