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About research metrics and publishing

Research metrics, also called bibliometrics, are proxy measures of research performance and give you a method to quantify your research output, your collaborations, and the level of engagement with your work compared to others at a similar stage of career. These metrics don’t provide an indicator of research quality and so are often used in conjunction with quality measures.

Using this guide

Our guide is designed to help you:

  • Understand the purpose of research metrics
  • Find information on a range of metrics and key analysis tools

Get help 

Get help from a librarian when you need support beyond what you can find in this guide. Bookings are available for students, educators, and researchers.

Other useful resources

  • Altmetrics - measure your research impact based on online activity