Research metrics

Metrics have become a fact of life in many - if not all - fields of research and scholarship. It is not only used to evaluate the quality of a journal, but it can also be used to determine the quality of your research and the impact you are making in your field.

In this series of modules, we walk you through some of the key players in metrics.

We explain the importance of each metric, where you can find them and most importantly how to use them responsibly.

What you will learn

  • An introduction to an array of research metrics 
  • Insights into why they are important 
  • Top tips on how to use them responsibly 



Modules in Research metrics

10 m
Research metrics

CiteScore for early career researchers

What if we told you there is a transparent metric out there that can help you evaluate high-quality journals in a free and open space?
4 m
Research metrics

Introduction to Journal Impact Factor & H-index

You have finally overcome the exhausting process of a successful paper publication and are just thinking that it’s time to relax for a while.
5 m
Research metrics

Why you should know about SNIP & SJR

These metrics might not be as well-known as the others – but they are equally important.
13 m
Research metrics

Introduction to PlumX

PlumX metrics provides insights beyond the traditional citation metrics: it looks into ways people interact with individual pieces of research output (articles, conference proceedings, book chapter
10 m
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What journal acceptance rates really mean

Rejection hurts...especially in the research world, where you pour all the hardwork and energy into your paper.
11 m
Research metrics

Responsible use of research metrics

Now that you have gained your knowledge on what research metrics are and why they are important - it's time to make sure you know how to use them responsibly.