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Impact Metrics: Introduction

Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Altmetrics


Impact Metrics attempt to measure the importance of an article, journal, or research output of authors or institutions.

Impact Metrics go by other terms

  • Scientometrics
  • Bibliometrics
  • Altmetrics

Research impact metrics are used to:

  • Determine the importance of an individual or organization's research
  • Influence hiring, career advancement, and funding. 
  • Determine which journals to publish your research
  • Identify the leading researchers, collaborators, organizations, and topics in your field.
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