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Assessing Impact: Metrics, Altmetrics and Impact Factors: Article Level Metrics

This guide highlights important metrics used to measure journal impact, author impact and article impact.

Article Level Metrics

Web of Science
○    Citation information with links to Journal’s Impact Factor and ORCIDs.

○    Citation information, Altmetrics, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and CiteScore. 

Google Scholar
○    Citation information and links to their Google Scholar Citations Researcher Profile with Author Level Metrics.

○     Provides Citation information, Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) Mean and  FCR Mean, Altmetrics and Grant Information.


  • Provides citation information and Relative Citation Ratio (RCR) for PUBMED Publications