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Research Impact Tools and Metrics

Measure citation counts and trace citations

Article and author impact measures traditionally revolve around citation counts, but there are emerging resources for alternative metrics, such as Altmetric, Impactstory, and PlumX Metrics.

An author's h-index is defined as the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations each. Author profiles from Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus display an h-index value calculated based on the publications in that source. For this reason, h-index values will vary depending on which source you consult.

Manage your scholarly identity and visibility

You can manage your scholarly identity and visibility through a number of tactics.