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Introduction to Citation Metrics and Research Impact

Introduction to Citation Metrics and Research Impact Online


Citation metrics are often used to quantitatively measure the impact of a journal, an author, or an article. This presentation will introduce several commonly used citation metrics, including impact factor, h-index, altmetrics, and more. We will look at how each metric is calculated, where it can be found, and what it measures – along with some potential pitfalls. We’ll also consider some useful critiques and intriguing suggestions for other ways to measure research impact. Finally, we will discuss strategies for maximizing the reach of your own research, however its impact is measured.


Presenter: Nancy Foasberg, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Falvey Library at Villanova University

In this introductory workshop to data visualization, participants will gain an understanding of the process for making good visualizations. Data visualization is a vital part of data analysis as we conduct our research, but accurate and readable charts are also important for conveying information to our colleagues, students, or other audiences. In this introductory workshop, participants will review best practices, online resources, and core design concepts for creating basic data visualizations. Participants will learn about various tools for choosing chart types whether you’re trying to visualize a relationship, comparison, hierarchy, or process.


This event is offered by Villanova University. Registration link below. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event.
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