Skip to main content

Course Research Impacts: Overview

Overview

In this course the three currently most used databases for measuring research impact, Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and the metrics available in these sources, like the H-index, the Journal Impact Factor and the SNIP, are introduced.

After going through the Research impacts: sources and metrics course, you will be able to

  • treat impact metrics with care: you know the pros and cons;
  • find articles on a particular topic in Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar;
  • find citing articles;
  • find articles written by a particular author;
  • find the H-index of an author;
  • influence your own presence in these databases;
  • find relevant journals;
  • compare journals based on journal metrics;
  •  decide which indicator to use for what purpose, especially in the social sciences and humanities.

‚ÄčThis course is ordered by database. This table gives a cross section of the course: you can see the topics covered for each database.

Finding Web of Science Scopus Google Scholar &
Publish or Perish
Articles on a particular topic Search Search Google Scholar
Citing articles Cited reference search Search Google Scholar
Articles by a particular author Author search
 
Author search Publish or Perish &
Google Scholar Citations
The H-index of an author Citation report Author evaluator Publish or Perish
Google Scholar Citations
You in the database ResearcherID & ORCID Author feedback Google Scholar Citations
Journals & journal metrics Journal Citation Reports Sources Journal Impact Analysis

Related

Support