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Bibliometrics and Research Performance Measurement

Bibliometrics are becoming increasingly important in assessing the performance of researchers.  Citation analysis is a method of evaluating the impact of published research output based on citation counts. 

The main tools for citation analysis are ScopusWeb of Science and Google Scholar.

The Research Services Librarian can offer advice and training in the following areas:

Assessing Your Research Impact

The Assessing Your Research page provides valuable information on measuring the impact of your research profile. Bibliometric data are increasingly being used to assess the impact of research, to track and evaluate research activity. Researchers need to be aware of the impact of their work, and this section will show you how to maximise that impact. 

The Library can provide you with assistance and advice on Exposing your Research and increasing citations to your publications.

Benchmarking your School/ Research Unit's Publications

Bibliometric data can be used to demonstrate research achievement to inform funding proposals, report on research activity, showcase discipline strengths, etc. Contact Rosie Dunne for assistance or advice on preparing research performance profiles. Rosie can also compile bibliometric datasets for disciplines and schools on request.

Useful Links

The MyRI Project has produced a set of materials to support bibliometrics training, including this online tutorial on measuring your research impact

Listed below are links to guides and presentations on Scopus and Web of Science held in the Library this year.

Rosie Dunne

Dunne, Rosie

Research Support Librarian
Email: rosie.dunne@nuigalway.ie
Tel: +353 91495959