Measures of scientific output and impact hold a pre-eminent role within academia. Many researchers decide where to publish on the basis of journal impact factor, many prestigious universities condition hires and promotions on the h-index, many scientists use citation counts as a guide to new and important literature, and even the US considers citation counts in awarding certain visas.

Link to a quick pocket-guide to the top 10 such metrics (in chronological order of creation) as a reference and some recommendations on best practice.

 

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