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Research Impact Challenge: Measuring: Metrics & Analytics


Friday, February 19th

Metrics & Analytics


Friday's Challenges focus on the theme of Measuring: Metrics & Analytics. Scholarly metrics are a way for the impact of an article, author, or journal to be measured. Traditional scholarly metrics count publications and citations in journals, books, etc. Altmetrics are new metrics that count numbers of downloads, views, comments on scholarly websites and blogs, etc.

In today's Challenges, we'll look at a variety of metrics and tools, including tradition and altmetrics. We'll show you how to find top ranking journals in your field using Journal Citation Reports, track your scholarly social media and website impacts, and discover how to determine article and author level citation counts on Web of Science and Google Scholar.


Adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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This page lists the themes and Challenges for Friday, February 19th. For more information on the Research Impact Challenge and to see the full week's Schedule of Events, please visit the Research Impact Challenge Home page


Schedule | Friday, February 19th

9:30-10:00am: Coffee

10:00-11:00am: Challenge Thirteen
Publishing for Impact: Find Top Ranking Journals in your Field using JCR
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11:00am-12:00pm: Challenge Fourteen
Where's the Buzz? Track your Scholarly Social media and Website Impacts
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12:00-1:00pm: Challenge Fifteen
Follow that Research(er): Tracking the Impact of an Author or Citation 
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1:00-3:00pm: Open Clinic 
Drop in and work on any of the previous Challenges.  Librarians will be available for assistance.