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Assessing Impact: Metrics, Altmetrics and Impact Factors

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