This guide assists tenure-track and research active faculty with identifying sources for and obtaining quantitative data, also known as metrics, about their publications as part of the tenure and/or promotion process.
A free website that collects information about book authors and shows aggregated information about the author, their works, and a profile of library holdings worldwide.It can provide a nice at-a-glance summary for an author. WorldCat data is available for authors who have published in the U.S. and is very good at including information on books from "major" publishers. Books published by small presses outside the U.S.are less likely to be included.
This is free, downloadable software that is available for individual, non-profit use. The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis). The data is extracted from Google Scholar be default (but can be easily changed to extract from Microsoft Academic Search) and not only provides a list of publications with citation counts and access to those works, but also includes statistical data including the h-index. Supports Author Impact and also Journal Impact search and analysis.
Created at Indiana University in 2009. This is a free browser extension (for Firefox or Chrome users) that provides a smart interface for Google Scholar. It is a social application with tagging functionality. It allows filtering, sorting, deleting and live search to compute impact measures. One of the few programs that offers the ability to generate a "universal" h-index for an author, in addition to the g-index, h-index, and Schreiber's hm-index.
Some publishers feature usage information, including views and downloads, on the journal's homepage. If this information is not readily available for your articles, you can try to contact the publication's editor to request it.
This guide was reused and adapted from Promotion & Tenure Resource Guide, by Iowa State University Library. Available: https://instr.iastate.libguides.com/c.php?g=49493&p=318774.