Quality Indicators

Strategies and metrics commonly used to assess publication and research quality and impact.

Finding Times Cited

Citation counts can be used to follow the scholarly conversation provoked by a particular article or inform the impact of an article or author.

Impact Factor

A statistical measure used to compare journals in a given field, the Impact Factor is available each year in the Journal Citation Reports.


The H-Index is a popular tool for determining relative impact of an author's work by qualifying an author's cited publications.