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Tips for Specific Academic Disciplines

Scholarly credentials are evaluated in different ways, depending on how accomplishments are presented in specific fields. If you are new to this, you might start by looking at pages on Getting Started, a Flowchart, and a Checklist.


Below are links to information tools for documenting the significance of scholarly accomplishments and some suggestions for:

  1. How best to use tools for traditional methods (such as citation counts, journal rankings and impact.)
  2. Documenting the social and/or creative impact of accomplishments in fields where publication is less uniform.

Getting Started with Citation Analysis:

Tutorials & Tips
Web of Science
Other sources

Getting Started with Journal Impact:

Tutorials & Tips
JCR Journal Citation Reports
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Educational Rankings

Educational Rankings is an annual index with descriptive annotations of rankings published in journals, magazines, books, and government documents on many aspects of scholarship and academia. The latest volume is kept at Paley Library Reference Desk at call number LB 2331.63 E383. Older editions are kept in Paley Stacks. The index looks primarily for four types of ranking methodologies:Reputational rankings derived from opinions of peers, Citation analyis -citation statistics usually adjusted for accuracy and fairness, Faculty productivity and Statistical rankings  numerical lists of, for example, most selective acceptance rates, highest impact factors.

Getting Started with Social/Cultural Impact:

Tutorials & Tips

Getting Started with Book Impact:

Tutorials & Tips