Library:Scholarly Communications/Impact Metrics

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Impact Metrics, including Citation Analysis and Impact Factors, involve various measures and tools that attempt to assess impact of research. This page is included to give a brief overview of some commonly used tools in this practice.

Use of certain tools to assess the value of individual research articles, especially the Journal Impact Factor, has been a source of controversy and debate, most notably in the December 2012 San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. For more information, see Criticism of Impact Factors.