Scholarly Communication

Prestige, Impact, and Discovery

Help others locate your work with discovery support. When your research is found and cited, your impact measures will rise. Analyze your citation metrics to discern your prestige.

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Citation Metrics

Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate the impact of a scholar’s research. Metrics also assist scholars with identifying key journals and notable researchers in their field. Several methods of collecting impact data are often used when conducting a comprehensive analysis of a scholar’s work.

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Research Guide: Citation Analysis Tools

Sarah Norris

For more information, contact Sarah Norris

Alternative Metrics

In addition to traditional metrics, alternative methods or “altmetrics” analyze more factors such as usage metrics (the number of times an article has been downloaded or viewed), scoring systems that evaluate the importance of a journal using weighted rankings, and age weighted citation rates that takes into account the age of the work compared to how many times it’s been cited. Please note that alternative metrics services are not funded by the UCF Libraries and there may be costs associated with some of the tools below.

Services and tools:

Research Guide: Citation Analysis Tools

Sarah Norris

For more information, contact Sarah Norris

Discovery Support

There are many ways researchers and authors can promote discovery of their papers and datasets. Authors can increase the impact of their article by writing an optimized abstract, providing functional links to the full text, and posting about the paper to forums and social networks.

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Research Guide: Scholarly Communication: Discovery Support

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