Skip to main content

Making an Impact: Tracking Your Research Metrics

Learn strategies for assessing the impact of your research with this step-by-step guide to research metrics

Tracking Research Metrics

There are a number of electronic tools, available for free or through McMaster library subscription, that can help you calculate a variety of research metrics.

Which tools are right for you? Select the type of metrics you're interested in to find out.


Citation-Based Metrics

  • Discover tools for tracking citations at the article- or author-level

​Altmetrics

  • Discover tools for tracking article-level activity in social media and news reports.

Journal Metrics

  • Discover tools for tracking citations at the journal-level

Advanced Metrics

  • Discover tools for performing complex citation analysis