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Citation Analysis & Impact Factors

This guide will show you what resources are available at the Hunt Library to determine both journal-level metrics and author-level metrics

What are bibliometrics?

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.

Author Disambiguation

The following websites offer free author or researcher disambiguation services in an effort to accurately track your citations.


For more information on altmetrics, please visit this Research Guide: