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Promotion & Tenure Resource Guide

This guide is intended to provide resources useful to individuals who need to evaluate research and its impact. It includes journal acceptance rates, citation analysis, impact factors, journal rankings, creating publication lists, etc.


Struggling to figure out which metric to use for what?  Check out the Metrics Toolkit!! Released in early Feb. 2018 and still being tweaked a bit but extremely useful!


Further Reading

There are numerous articles that will argue for or against citation analysis. The ones mentioned below are a mixture of disciplines and are fairly objective. To find additional articles, simply search citation analysis in Google Scholar (the first page of results will be the most heavily cited papers on this topic).

Your Librarian

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Lorrie Pellack
Head of Research Services;
Librarian for FSHN & AgEdS
150 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569

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