The Metric Tide (July 2015), commissioned by HEFCE, concluded that metrics cannot and should not replace peer review in research assessment exercises. It urges the use of Responsible Metrics (see: The Leiden Manifesto published in Nature).
MyRI: Measuring Your Research Impact explains how to use some of these tools to calculate your H-Index or measure patterns in publications data. However, it also outlines some of the caveats of relying on these tools absolutely. [Open in new window]
Quick Reference Cards created by Jenny Delasalle & Elsevier Library Connect. Repurposed here according to the CC licence:
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REF Citation data?
- Citation data was made available for the 2014 REF
- Scopus data was the chosen data source for the last REF
Determining a journal's 'ranking' position can help you identify where to publish. (See also our guide to predatory/reputable publishers).