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Faculty Calculate Your Scholarly Impact, Impact Factors | Workshop Tuesday, Jan. 23

This hands-on workshop will give attendees an overview of traditional and recent ways to measure

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Mirko von Elstermann, PhD, MA, MAS

scholarly impact of journals, individual researchers, and articles. Afterward, it will be clearer how different ‘impact factors’ now offered both by the Web of Science and Scopus are determined.


We will discuss the features of these factors as well as the evaluation of researchers through the h-index

and other methods. Article-related impact through citations and social media will also be explained.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2:00-3:00pm, East Information Commons

For individual support related to these topics, please contact your liaison librarian Mirko von Elstermann, Ph.D., at 319-335-9153 or mirko-vonelstermann@uiowa.edu. Or stop by his office on the second floor of Hardin Library, 207A.

Got to measure scholarly impact? H-index, Impact factors, Eigenfactor | Workshop Tuesday, April 25, 1-2pm @Hardin Library

Xiaomei Gu, Clinical Education Library, Adjunct Professor, College of Pharmacy

This class will teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field.  Focus will be on health sciences, but techniques are relevant for many disciplines.  Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.
For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Tuesday, April 25th, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hardin Library Reference Desk in advance at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9151.