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:
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.