Scholarly Metrics

All about metrics: definitions, how-to, and tools.

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Measuring Scholarly Output

There are many ways to count, measure, rank, and compare journals, articles, authors, labs, and institutions, based on their scholarly output. This guide doesn't include detail on all the different metrics, but will get you started.

Learn More

There are a number of books, blogs, and websites that can teach you more about bibliometrics. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Caveat emptor

Using numbers to evaluate research and researchers is a tricky business. Work is being done to be sure metrics are developed and used responsibly.