Answered By: Laurissa Gann
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2018     Views: 29

There are several ways to measure the impact of a single article. Traditionally, authors have relied on citation counts. However, there are several ways to view the impact of an article:

  • Relative Citation Ratio - The RCR measures a paper against similar NIH funded papers that were published in the same field and year. Ap paper with an RCR of 1.0 has received the same number of cites a year as the average NIH-funded paper in its field. A paper with an RCR of 2.0 has received twice as many cites a year as the average NIH-funded paper in its field.
  • Altmetric Score - This metric measures online engagement with an individual article, including mentions on Twitter, Facebook, in the news and more.
  • Field-Weighted Citation Impact - This metric indicates how the number of citations received by a publication compares with the average number of citation received by similar publications in Scopus.

 

 

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