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Research metrics

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Research metrics are proxy measures of research performance, providing 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.  Metrics do not provide an indicator of research quality, and so are often used in conjunction with quality measures.

This guide provides information on a range of metrics and the analysis tools, such as SciVal and InCites, available to calculate them. Information on altmetrics is available in the online guide: Altmetrics

Metrics Toolkit

Developed by a group of international Information Professionals:  

"The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied.  You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers."

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