Evaluating the impact of your work
Determining the impact of your research is typically measured by the citation rates the journals in which you publish receive. Below are a few of the traditional ways research impact is usually measured:
Journal Citation Reports: provides ranking data by Impact Factor (and other metrics) for journals by field of study in the science and engineering fields.
The H-Index: measures the productivity and impact of a scholar’s work in his or her field.
The Eigenfactor: measures the impact factor of a journal, plus the significance of those articles citing it.