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Scholarly Publishing: Measure Your Research Impact

Getting Started

Your scholarly work can be created, disseminated, and discussed in a variety of ways.  Traditional citation metrics, such as those described on this page, measure conversation about and engagement with your work via journals and other publications.

Research Impact with Google Scholar

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Google Scholar Citations provide a simple way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. You can check who is citing your publications, graph citations over time, and compute several citation metrics. You can also make your profile public, so that it may appear in Google Scholar results when people search for your name.

Beyond Google Scholar: Harzing's Publish or Perish

Databases with Citation Counts

UP has access to the following databases that track how many times publications are cited. Note: you'll need to search EBSCO databases individually to see citation counts; this information doesn't appear in the EBSCO system when you combine databases.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)

Biological Abstracts and Biosis Previews (Web of Science)

Communication Source (EBSCO)

IEEE Xplore


PsycInfo (EBSCO)

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO)

UP Library Search

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