Dr. Richard Huysmans

Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

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The last few blogs have focused on measuring your success, and then reporting your success.

Here, I’m looking at some measures and why you might want to focus on them.

Impact Factor

Researchers rail against this. Mainly because it tends to favour certain journals over others. Journals in fields where there are lots of citations. Lots of articles. All have higher impact factors. Impact factor is the average number of citations per article for a journal. It is usually…