Since the start of the twentieth century, metrics have become an increasingly important part of both journal publishing and researcher evaluation . With the basket of metrics continually expanding, what exactly do they measure, and how can you use them to your advantage? In this post, you will find a collection of resources aimed to break down the basket and assist you in utilizing them to strengthen your journal.
We have created a quick and easy guide to journal metrics to provide you with an overview of some of the most effective tools available:
…and how to use them
Although knowing your metrics is important, knowing how to use them to your advantage is more valuable; the data presented through metrics can:
- help you assess your journal’s standing in the community;
- help raise your journal’s profile and potentially attract quality submissions;
- highlight themes and topics that have been popular with journal readers, which can inform your future planning, e.g. special issues.
We have a range of resources available on a variety of topics relating to journal metrics, indexes and citations designed to help you understand how you can make an ‘impact’:
- Altmetric, Social Media & Impact
- Putting Altmetric data to use: an introduction for editors
- New Scopus metric: CiteScore
- What is the Emerging Sources Citation Index?
- Citations top tips
- “Father” of the impact factor examines the metric in a new article
- Author-level metrics and the H-Index
- New journal citation metric – Impact per Publication
- Measuring the metrics
- Journal-level citation metrics
For more information and resources on journal metrics,
visit our page Mastering Metrics: A Taylor & Francis Guide.