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Impact Factor and Other Research Metrics: What They Mean and What They Don’t

Impact Factor and Other Research Metrics: What They Mean and What They Don’t Online

How important is a certain article? How influential is a certain scholar? How good is a certain journal? These are complex questions that require nuanced answers. Nevertheless, there is widespread interest in, and reliance on, research metrics that attempt to answer these qualitative questions with simple numbers.

In this workshop, we will examine how Journal Impact Factor, h-index, and other metrics are calculated, and discuss what they do and don’t communicate about a work, a researcher, or a journal. We will also look at various problems with citation-based metrics, including the “gender citation gap.” Finally, we will explore strategies and tools for better capturing and communicating your scholarly impact, and for giving scholarly credit more equitably.

Can't make it? If you're interested but can't make it, register anyway. The presentation will be recorded and made available to registrants.

Questions? Contact Jill Cirasella at jcirasella@gc.cuny.edu.

This workshop is part of the Scholarly Communication Essentials workshop series. It is geared toward the Graduate Center community but open to everyone at CUNY. Publication Cycle image by University of Winnipeg Library, used under CC BY / annotations removed from original.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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Jill Cirasella

Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication

(212) 817-7046
Room 2319

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