Bibliometrics is the statistical analysis of books, articles, or other publications. The analyses are used to track author or researcher output and impact. This can help in promotion and tenure, as well as aiding in funding and grants. Bibliometrics are also used to calculate journal impact factors, which can help you decide into which journal to publish.
This research guide will help you find sources available in both the Hunt Library and those available on the Internet to help you determine both author impact and journal impact.
As the amount of scholarly literature grows it's more important than ever for researchers to distinguish themselves from others when publishing scholarly works. Due to researchers with similar names, inconsistent use of middle initials, or name changes, author disambiguation helps researchers solve these problems and get the appropriate credit they deserve for all of their scholarly publications.
The following websites offer free author or researcher disambiguation services in an effort to accurately track your citations: