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Bibliometrics - Assessing Research: Home


Bibliometrics are a quantitative way to assess research. At their simplest, these metrics measure total publications and total citations, but can expand to include complex network analysis and give an overview of the research environment. As with all metrics, numbers only tell part of the story and they should be used to support expert judgement. 

It is essential to use metrics fairly and appropriately: metrics are affected strongly by discipline, year of publication, document type, and by career length. The University Responsible Research Metrics policy sets out terms for using appropriate research metrics responsibly.




Types of metrics

Guides to common metrics and altmetrics


Responsible metrics

 How to use metrics appropriately and responsibly



Explore our training materials on measuring research assessment



Researcher IDs

Manage your research identity


Tools for metrics

How to measure research assessment


Metrics services

Support available from the metrics team

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