Numeric measures provide an indication of a researcher’s impact. These measures are based on the assumption that influential researchers and important works are cited most frequently.
Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of research publications and other research outputs e.g.:
Other measures you could use as an indication of your research impact include:
For a robust measure of research impact, use bibliometric measures in conjunction with qualitative assessment (e.g. peer review) of the content of a publication.
Use research impact measures to:
When using bibliometric data, you need to keep in mind that: