Measuring Research Impact: Individual Work Metrics (books, book chapters, conference proceedings, etc.)


Article Citations

  • Google Scholar Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles.
  • Disciplinary Databases Search times cited for an article from disciplinary databases, for example, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, etc.
  • Public Library of Science (PLOS) Track online usage for individual artciles within PLOS journals science 2009. Metrics include "Viewed," "Cited," "Saved," "Discussed," and "Recommended."
  • Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered search and discovery tool that helps researchers discover and understand scientific literature that's most relevant to their work. It covers 175 million papers in all scientific disciplines.
  • Smart Citations allow users to see how a scientific paper has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contradicting evidence for the cited claim.


Book Reviews

Books and Proceedings Citations

  • Book Citation Index contains more than 60,000 books, expanding its coverage with an additional 10,000 new titles each year. Social Sciences + Arts & Humanities 61%, Natural Sciences 39% within 5 years.

Dataset, Figures, Images, Videos Citations

  • figshare An online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos. It is free to upload content and free to access, in adherence to the principle of open data.
  • Dryad  A curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable.

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