The Scholarly Communication team at NUS Libraries provides consultations to the NUS community on matters related to academic publishing, predatory publishing, Open Access and APCs, research impact metrics and how you can obtain your own metrics or profiles for Annual Reviews, P&T or peer benchmarking.
Do feel free to contact us if you have any questions:
Why the need to use research impact measures?
As a researcher, you may need to use research impact measures as you:
There are many research metrics (e.g. FWCI, citation count, h-index, Journal Impact Factor), which are sourced from numerous databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar).
How can this guide help you?
|I am.....||Things to consider....|
|...an early career researcher||
Try creating an author author profile keep track of your publications and citations
Understand what author-level metrics to measure your impact as an individual researcher are
Find out your citation count and h-index in the various databases
Understand how to increase your research visibility
|...looking to do peer benchmarking||
Contact your department to understand which metrics are used in benchmarking
Understand article-level metrics and author-level metrics
Try creating a benchmarking table in SciVal following these steps
|...identifying potential collaborators||
See the above
|...looking for a high impact journal to publish in||
Understand journal-level metrics
Check if the journal you have in mind is indexed in Scopus or Web of Science (JCR)
Conduct a literature search to find relevant journals in Scopus