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Understanding Impact: Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics   Tags: altmetrics, bibliometrics, impact factor, savvy, savvy_researcher  

This libguide is a companion to the Savvy Researcher workshop entitled "Understanding Impact: Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics." For more information about this workshop, please visit
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Sarah Crissinger
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Merinda Hensley
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Assistant Professor, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Welcome to the online companion to the Savvy Researcher Bibliometrics workshop! Bibliometrics will help you understand how different journals, articles, and scholars are evaluated so that you can make informed decisions about where you would like your work published or what you should start to pay attention to as a scholar in academia. 

This guide is a supplement to the workshop and includes a lot of information that wasn't covered. For example, you can find more specific information about how different bibliometrics are calculated. You will also find links to more in-depth resources that describe many of the session's topics in more detail. Finally, this guide includes a summary of many of the topics that were covered throughout the session, including the controversy surrounding specific metrics and the databases used to determine each metric. Please use the tabs above to navigate through the guide.

Also feel free to look up other relevant Savvy Researcher workshops here

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