Archive your research in an open access repository
- Consider publishing in an open access journal. Consult the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for trustworthy OA titles.
- Link your research on a personal website to make it discoverable by Google Scholar and other search engines
- Include keywords and abstracts when linking your article to ensure they are easily discovered
- Share your data with Figshare
- Share your presentations with SlideShare
- Get credit for your peer review activities with Publons
Bibliometrics is defined by Thomson Reuters as a way to evaluate research performance with citation data. Typically, bibliometrics involves measuring impact by counting citations, specifically by counting how many times a particular work has been cited by other works. It is also referred to as "traditional" metrics, because bibliometrics' figures such as the h-index, impact factor, and Eigenfactor have long been used in hiring and promotion decisions for faculty in certain fields.
View our Citation Analysis page for definitions of terms, help with citation analysis, and tools to get you started.
ImpactStory is an open-source web-based tool that helps researchers explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products--traditional ones like journal articles, but also alternative products like blog posts, datasets, and software.
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Information reused with permission rom University College Dublin Library's guide to Bibliometrics: https://libguides.ucd.ie/bibliometrics/