Metrics, also known as research metrics or bibliometrics, is a measurement of scholarly research using quantitative methods such as citation counts, downloads, mentions, and more. Metrics are also used to demonstrate the impact of research publications at the journal, article, and author levels, which help faculty and researchers show the reach of their scholarship for tenure and promotion, job opportunities, and grant funding among other things.
This guide is here to help to navigate the complex world of metrics. Each of the sections will provide information, tools, and resources for the three primary levels of metrics. The tools listed on this guide will help you measure the impact and reach of research and scholarship.
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