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Bibliometrics and Altmetrics: Measuring the Impact of Knowledge

This guide includes information on which of the databases contain citation measures that can be used to gage either an author, article or journal impact.

Author Mapper

About Author Mapper

AuthorMapper, an online tool for visualizing scientific research, enables document discovery based on author locations and geographic maps. Integrating content and mapping technology, AuthorMapper provides an easy-to-use, dynamic interface that allows you to:

  • Explore patterns in scientific research.
  • Identify new and historic literature trends.
  • Discover wider relationships.
  • Locate other experts in your field.

Begin a search by entering keywords in the search box, or browse by subject collections. Advanced search features offer additional refinement options, including a filter for displaying open access articles. Search results are complemented by graphs, timelines, and keyword tag clouds that visually summarize the data and can also be selected to further refine your search terms.

How will AuthorMapper be useful for my research?

Integrating content and mapping technology, AuthorMapper provides an easy-to-use, dynamic interface that allows you to:

  • Easily locate reviewers, authors and experts in similar fields
  • Run a variety of queries by keyword, discipline, institution, author and more
  • Discover the geographic areas where specific topics are being researched
  • Identify new and historic literature trends
  • Link and connect seamlessly to published content
  • Discover wider relationships in the scientific community
  • Benefit from an augmented article and author visibility
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Searching Tips

Begin a search in AuthorMapper by entering keywords in the search box, or browse by subject collections. 

Advanced search features offer additional refinement options, including a filter for displaying open access articles

Display of Search Results

Search results are complemented by graphs, timelines, and keyword tag clouds that visually summarize the data and can also be selected to further refine your search terms.