You can help us think of creative ways to document the impact you have had on your field. Our office does not have access to all the Internet services available at many research institutions. You may be able to visit your institution’s library or access additional data to help support our arguments.

Below is a list of resources that past clients have found useful. Not all of these will be applicable to your case, but we strongly recommend that you review them and think about other ways of documenting your impact on your field.

  • ResearchGate provides statistics and metrics about article views, downloads, citations. *may also include citations not indexed in Google Scholar.
  • Thomson Reuters & Web of Knowledge provides a number of analytics, including Eigenfactor rankings, which may be more significant for your field. Web of Knowledge also offers Research ID Labs, which creates a map of all the locations where a particular author has been cited. *may also include citations not indexed in Google Scholar.
  • Academia provides author profiles and papers analytics.
  • Google Scholar provides author profiles and calculates your H Index.
  • Faculty of 1000 reviews of your papers.
  • Altmetric scores, which rank individuals and papers by their online attention, including online news reports, tweets, citations, Facebook posts, etc., including maps of where each originated.
  • Some publishers’ websites offer download counts for individual papers. Some journals may also release lists of the “hottest” or “most accessed” papers.
  • World Cat shows what libraries in the US and abroad have copies of books/book chapters.
  • Book publisher websites may include reviews of your book that could be helpful.
  • includes acceptance rates, SNIP metric, and other data about the journals that have published your work.
  • BookMetrix offers number of citations, downloads, and social media hits for scholarly books and book chapters.
  • If you aware of patents, white papers, conference presentations, etc. that cite your work but are not indexed in Google Scholar, be sure to obtain copies.
  • Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. It provides a number of analytics, including journal metrics and citation counts.
  • Publish or Perish is a free software program that retrieves academic citations from various databases and analyzes the results. It generates an author’s H-index, G-index, average citation count per year, and more.

For additional ideas for metrics, please see: https://guides.library.yale. edu/impact/measure