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How does the scientific community measure how "good" or "great" a journal is? How do you determine the "impact" of an author's work? Should it be purely on the number of citations? Or is it a matter of the "quality" of the research? But then again, how do you measure "quality"?
These questions caused people to create methods on how to calculate the impact or "good-ness" of an article, journal, or author. These calculations and statistical methods are called metrics. Metrics are debated over, and over, and over. Most popular metrics include: number of citations, impact factor, and h-index. There are hundreds of other metrics available, some better defined than others. See the link below for more information about other available metrics.
This LibGuide provides an overview of other metric methods available (other than impact factor and h-index) that are being developed. Attribution and credit for the linked guide is given to UCLA Science and Engineering Library and UC Irvine Libraries.
Allows evaluation and comparison of scholarly journals.
Journals have impact factor, authors have the h-index. h-index is somewhat complex calculation taking into account the total number of articles published by an author and the number of citations per article.
An author's h-index, or h, is equal to the number of total articles published, as long as every article has at least h number of citations.
Interdisciplinary collection of journal articles, conference proceedings, and books. Collection of seven online database: Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Index Chemicus, Current Chemical Reactions, and Book Citation Index. Coverage is 1900-present.