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Scholarly Impact

Resources to analyze authors, journals, and articles.

What is Scholarly Impact

Scholarly impact involves the academic, societal, and economical influence research has on the larger world. Impact of scholarship can be measured at the level of a journal, an author, or an article/manuscript.

About this Guide

Use the following links to learn about each area of scholarly impact.

*This guide has reused material, with permission, from Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University Measuring Research Impact guide:, maintained by Judy Rabinowitz.

What are all these different Impact Factors?

Criticism of Metrics

At Lavery Library we are committed to furthering the research reach and impact of our faculty, staff, and students. With this in mind, the below information provides additional information about the use of scholarly impact metrics.