Course Details and Schedule

An introduction to tools such as Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, Scopus and Essential Science Indicators for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences. We cover: finding journal Impact Factors, calculating your h-index, finding hot papers and authors, comparing research output of institutions and countries, and the emerging area of altmetrics.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Introduction to measuring impact using bibliometrics
  • Pitfalls of using citation data to measure impact
  • Calculating your h-index
  • Measuring research impact of depts/research groups
  • Journal impact factors
  • Hot papers
Course information
Intended audience Researchers, academics and other staff in Sciences and Social Sciences
Prior knowledge If unfamiliar with citation tracking on Web of ScienceScopus, Research Impact I: Who's citing you?
Resources Brief notes are supplied at no charge
Software Internet browser
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? See other sessions in the WISER programme.

Taught using:N/A

Course provider: Bodleian Libraries


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.