Scholarly Metrics

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

Find Journal Metrics

Journal metrics allow you to evaluate a journal's performance to support decisions about where to submit your manuscripts and to provide evidence about the impact and value of your works published in a specific journal.

Please remember: metrics provide only part of the story about a journal's utility and reputation. Your librarian can assist you with these metrics and journal evaluation in general. Click on the Cautions about Metrics tab on the left to find out why some measures are problematic, and how to think through evaluating your own and others' work.

The databases listed here also provide basic statistics for journals, such as number of articles published per year, number of citations to the journal each year, and number of references made each year. See definitions for each of the listed metrics in the box below.