Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of scholarly outputs to provide an indication of their impact on academic and public discourse.
Whilst peer review and expert judgement are central components of research assessment, quantitative indicators such as citations, policy mentions or data downloads etc. can support decision-making. As a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) the university is committed to using research metrics responsibly.
Bibliometrics: a Practical Guide
Our bibliometrics practical guide provides further support on evidencing your research strengths, promoting your research profile (including ORCID), deciding on a journal to publish in, finding collaborators and emerging research areas, and basing decisions in your department on bibliometric data.
Using research metrics
The Open Research Team provides a range of services for researchers. Within the field of bibliometrics, we help researchers ensure their online profiles correctly reflect their work and offer support in assessing the reach and impact of research. We also provide guidance and support for your department, institutes and school in creating custom research metric reports. Contact us (email@example.com) or browse our online guide.
Your research reputation, impact and profile
Find the right indicators to support your claims (CV, project outcome report etc.) and keep your online research profiles up to date.
Research metrics reports for your department
Create actionable insights based on research metrics in SciVal.