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Measuring Your Research Impact: Author Level, Article Level, and Unit Level Researcher Metrics

This guide introduces the Carnegie Mellon University community to available research metrics resources

Author Level Research Analysis

Clearing Up Author Ambiguity Problems

Article Level Research Analysis

General Citation Databases

  • Google Scholar Requires a Google account but provide citations for research articles.
  • Scopus Use article search to produce citations for a research article.
  • Web of Science Use Web of Science's title search to generate research article citation


Subject Specific Citation Databases

  • ACM Digital Library Interesting author and institutional analysis in the fields of computer science and computer engineering
  • IEEE Explore IEEE Xplore provides great article-level metrics for each paper, links the reader to a "cited by" list and provides a citation mapping tool.
  • MathSciNet Provides citations ranked by times cited plus interesting author profiles in the field of mathematical sciences.
  • SciFinder provided by Chemical Abstracts Services includes citation linking and chemistry and related field literature
  • Reaxys is a web-based tool for the retrieval of chemistry literature and data from published literature

Department/Institutional Research Analysis


Important Note: SciVal require registration and login because it offers a lot of personalized features that will be stored with your account. If you already have a Carnegie Mellon account with an Elsevier (SciVal) tool, that account login should work.  If not, you will need to register.