Information Specialists can assist researchers to save time and work more efficiently. They can advise you in making the most of the Aston University Library's extensive resources and services by:
Academic staff and research students can request an individual research consultation via the Library Help desk, by phone or email.
Quantitative methods such as citation counts, journal impact factors and researcher specific metrics such as the h-index provide one means of measuring research impact.
These research metrics can be used:
Data that is used for measuring research impact includes:
Issues to consider
Citation counts can be affected in a number of other ways: