Leeds University Library

Bibliometrics explained

Published Thursday 11 February 2016

Two pages showing reference lists in the harvard and numeric referencing styles

Watch our introductory videos to understand how bibliometrics affects you.

Bibliometrics is a way to measure research impact using citations within the literature. Understanding bibliometrics can help you maximise your research impact.

We've created some online resources to help explain bibliometrics - our two minute introduction to bibliometrics video is a great place to start.

Explore further with information about where to find bibliometric data and an overview of what the different bibliometric measures are, including what are the h-index and journal impact factors.

Altmetrics expands traditional bibliometrics by including shares, mentions and downloads. See our introductory video to altmetrics.

If you need more help with bibliometrics or altmetrics, please contact the Scholarly Communications and Researcher Skills Team.