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Research Impact for STEMM - a self-help guide

This guide will assist researchers in the STEMM disciplines to find bibliometrics to demonstrate the impact of their research outputs.

About the tools

There are a number of tools available that will include or generate a range of different metrics.

‚ÄčImportant:

  • Each tool or database will use a different data source
  • Your outputs may not be indexed in all of the sources, so how you are represented in each will vary
  • The metrics will be different across the different tools
  • There is not one complete and comprehensive source.


The table below lists some of these tools and indicates the type of metric available.

Suggested tools

Tool Metrics

Researcher Dashboard

(University of Melbourne Staff Only)

Author Metrics

  • Field-weighted citation impact (SciVal)
  • H-index (SciVal)
  • H5-index (SciVal)
  • Citation count (Scopus)
  • Citation count (Web of Science)
  • Percentage of papers in Q1 journals (SciMago)

Minerva Elements

(University of Melbourne Staff Only)

Article Metrics

  • Citations (Scopus)
  • Citations (Web of Science)
  • Altmetric Attention Score

Dimensions Badges

  • Total citations
  • Recent citations
  • Field Citation Ration (FCR)
  • Relative Citation Ration (RCR)

Journal Metrics

  • SNIP
  • SJR

Minerva Access

Metrics for included items only

Article Metrics

  • Views (with country statistics)
  • Downloads
  • Altmetric Attention Score

Melbourne Figshare

Metrics for included items only

Article Metrics

  • Views
  • Downloads
  • Citations
Scopus

Author Metrics

  • H-index
  • Total citations

Article Metrics

  • Citations
  • Views
  • Field-weighted citation impact (FWCI)
  • PlumX alternative metrics

Journal Metrics

  • SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
  • SJR

SciVal

Data from Scopus

Institution Metrics

Author Metrics

  • H-index
  • H5-index
  • Author Field-weighted citation impact (FWCI)
  • Views
  • Outputs in top percentiles
  • Academic/corporate collaborations
  • Ranking

Benchmarking

SciMago

Free online

Journal Metrics

  • Quartile rankings
  • SJR
Web of Science

Author Metrics

  • H-index
  • Total citations

Article Metrics

  • Citations
  • Views

Journal Metrics

  • Journal Impact Factor
  • Quartile rankings

InCites

Data from Web of Science

Institution Metrics

Author Metrics

  • H-index
  • Total Citations
  • Rankings
  • Collaboration

Article Metrics

  • Category Normalized Citation Impact
  • Percentile in Subject Area
  • Highly Cited Papers

Journal Metrics

  • Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
Benchmarking

JCR - Journal Citation Reports

Journal Metrics

  • Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  • Quartile rankings
Dimensions

Institution Metrics

Author Metrics

  • Total citations
  • Datasets
  • Grants
  • Patents
  • Clinical Trials

Article Metrics

  • Citations
  • Recent citations
  • Field Citation Ration (FCR)
  • Relative Citation Ratio (RCR)
  • Citing research categories
Altmetric Explorer

Article Metrics

  • Social media mentions
  • Media mentions
  • Policy mentions
Overton

Article Metrics

  • Policy citations/mentions
  • Clinical guideline citations
Google Scholar

Author Metrics

  • H-index
  • Total citations
  • Citation per publication

Article Metrics

  • Citations
Publisher Websites - will differ

Possible Article Metrics

  • Views
  • Downloads
  • Altmetrics

Possible Journal Metrics

Industry Reports

Company and Industry Guide
 

Commercialisation

Markets

 

Impact planning and tracking tools

Hiive Impact Tracker

Hiive ImpactTracker is an online platform that allows researchers to store and organise research project or program information, including different types of evidence of research impact.

Further information and request an access



Emerald Impact Planner

A self-paced, online training platform designed to develop research impact knowledge and literacy, and to help you build your research impact plan.

Access the training through the Research Gateway


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