June 28, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator

Journal metrics essentials

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.


Journal metrics…

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’:

For more information and resources on journal metrics,
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Mastering Metrics: A Taylor & Francis Guide

Published: June 28, 2017 | Author: Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator | Category: Citations, impact and usage, Front page, Uncategorized | Tagged with: