Requests for the HS/HSL Research Impact Service can be made by UMB faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows through our request form.
A librarian will contact you to schedule a consultation to discuss deliverables, such as a Publication & Citation Report, or other specific impact measures determined by mutual agreement. Sample report contents might include:
Measuring research impact can take a variety of forms.
(1) BIBLIOMETRICS analyzes the impact of scholarly work (articles, books, conference proceedings) quantitatively through citation analyis that includes metrics at different levels.
Article Level metrics include measures such as citation counts (# of times the article has been cited), and citer analysis (who has cited the article, the citers' location/country, the citers' organizational or institutional affiliation).
Journal Impact metrics measure the influence of the journals in which the author has published. These metrics include Journal Impact Factor (JIF), Eigenfactor, journal rank by subject category.
Author Level metrics include measures such as the h-index, total # of citations overall, average citation count per article, citation patterns (e.g., bar graphs of publications by year or citations by year).