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By the Numbers: Citation Counts, h-Indices, and Evaluating Researchers

This workshop is targeted at graduate students and postdocs who would like more information about the metrics used to evaluate article, chapter, and scholarly monograph performance in the sciences and social sciences. We will discuss the underlying philosophy of evaluating scholarly communication, what the most commonly-used metrics are, and how you can prepare your researcher "brand" to make more effective use of these systems.

Topics included:

  • Definitions of the Impact Factor, h-index, m-index, and other scholarly metrics
  • Modules and features within Google Scholar, the Web of Science, and Scopus that support researcher evaluation
  • Name disambiguation and ORCID
  • The Becker Model
  • Alternative metrics used for social media

If you are looking for a workshop about finding journals to publish in, please see Lori Bronars' workshop on choosing a journal to publish in, which is offered several times each semester.

Related LibGuide: Research Impact by Lei Wang

Thursday, May 23, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
17 Hillhouse: Library classroom, 07
  Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)     Faculty or Graduate Students     Graduate Students     Postdocs     Research Impact     Science     Social Science  
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Kayleigh Bohemier