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Impact Metrics

Impact Metrics or How to Evaluate Your Scientific Production

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Impact metrics refer to the quantitative analysis of scientific publications in order to evaluate academic production.

It could be helpful:

For a researcher

  • To situate yourself by tracking the impact of your research and identify who cites your articles (consult your h-index or number of citations or altmetrics)

For an academic institution or financing agency

Keep in mind:

Impact metrics are quantitative methods to evaluate scientific performance. A qualitative evaluation is necessary to complete the analysis of research activity. Read the most common criticism of impact metrics in academia