Measuring the impact of your research is becoming more important, especially when applying for a grant or even a new position.
Citation analysis is a widely accepted measure of the impact of your research. The Citation analysis guide provides information on what citation analysis is and the range of tools available.
This is a measure of the frequency with which an article in a journal has been cited in a particular period.
Impact factors can be used to:
- identify journals in which to publish
- identify journals relevant to your research
- confirm the status of journals in which you have published.
JCR is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology and social sciences. However, less than 10,000 journals are covered so many journals do not have an impact factor.
Other resources available with journal evaluations are: