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Faculty Services

Journal Metrics & Selection Tools

Book Metrics

Citing references

More and more databases are adding cited references to their content; however, Web of Science and Google Scholar remain the primary sources available through the USF Libraries.  There will be overlap between the databases but it pays to check each source since they all tend to have unique cited items.  In addition, many of the larger journal publishers have now added citing references to their online article pages.

Researcher Profiles: Increase your Visibility

Suggested Reading:

Ale Ebrahim, N., Salehi, H., Embi, M. A., Habibi, F., Gholizadeh, H., Motahar, S. M., & Ordi, A. (2013). Effective strategies for increasing citation frequency. International Journal Studies, 6(11), 93-99.

Bernard Becker Medical Library. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.  Quantifying the Impact of My Publications.

Nature: Special Issue on Science Impact:

University of California, Office of Scholarly Communication: A Social Networking Site is not an Open Access Repository,  ​

H-Index and more

Several tools are available that allow you to calculate your H-index and get more information on the impact of your research.