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Impact Measurements

Guide to creating profiles and finding metrics for authors, articles, journals, and institutions.

On this guide you will find resources to help you identify citation metrics, as well as alternatives that can be used to measured impact (usage, captures, mentions). Most metrics are at the article level, but they can help to tell a story about an author, journal, or institution. It is important to consider alternative metrics, along with citation counts, but there is no substitute for reading articles yourself and judging them on their merit. 

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Quick links to the most requested resources in this guide

Profiles and IDs:

Article/Artifact-level metrics:

Author-level metrics:

Journal-level metrics:

Institution-level metrics:


Responsible use of metrics in research assessment:

Responsible use of metrics in citation practices:


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