We devolped the Metrics Toolkit to help scholars and evaluators understand and use citations, web metrics, and altmetrics responsibly in the evaluation of research.
The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied. You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers.
There are two ways to use the Toolkit. Explore metrics to quickly look up the metrics you want to learn more about, by name. Or you can choose metrics that are best for your unique use case by filtering based on the broad discipline, research output, and desired impact.
Who Are We?
We are a group of information professionals who are passionate about using the best possible evidence for research evaluation.
Thanks to our wonderful board members for providing us with crucial feedback as we developed this resource.
Martin Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck, University of London
Karen Gutzman, Impact and Evaluation Librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, Northwestern University
Stefanie Haustein, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa
Erin McKiernan, Professor, Physics Department at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Iara Vidal, PhD student, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro