Heart Institute

About Research Impact Metrics

There are a number of different kinds of metrics researchers, institutions and granting agencies use to try and measure the impact of research:

  • Journal level (e.g. the "impact factor", which seeks to rank journals by how highly cited their articles are over time)
  • Author level (e.g. h-index, or number of papers produced by the author with how many citations each paper has received)
  • Article level (e.g. usage, number of citations, number of mentions, etc)

For more detailed information on the different types of research impact metrics and how to find them, check out the uOttawa's Scholarly Communication website

Tracking UOHI Publications and Productivity

Here at the Heart Institute, we track all of the publications produced by our researchers using monthly searches in PubMed and Scopus, and organized in Mendeley.

Want to do some serious number crunching with this data? Contact me for access to this information in other file formats (RIS, CSV).