Strategies and metrics commonly used to assess publication and research quality and impact
The credibility of a journal may be assessed by examining several key factors: Where is it indexed? What is its publishing history? Is it peer reviewed? What is its impact factor?
Citation counts can be used to follow the scholarly conversation provoked by a particular article or inform the impact of an article or author.
A statistical measure used to compare journals in a given field, the Impact Factor is available each year in the Journal Citation Reports.
The H-Index is a popular tool for determining relative impact of an author's work by qualifying an author's cited publications.