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Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact

Use these resources to get an understanding of the research output of UCSF, both for individual researchers and the university as a whole.

Web of Science

Use this comprehensive database to:

  • Find cited references to published literature.
  • Receive notification when your articles are cited.
  • Reveal citation patterns for your research over time. Learn how.

Elizabeth Blackburn Article Citations by Year:
Elizabeth Blackburn citations by year

Citations to papers authored by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn from 2000-2009. Figure is derived from data in Web of Science and is not taken directly from the database.

Evaluation Resources

Many resources now provide data to help measure the impact of a given article, journal, or institution.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is the source for finding the impact factor (IF) for a journal within its field. The impact factor ranks a journal based on the number of citations made to articles in the journal over the two preceding years.

Article Level Metrics (ALM) is a method developed by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) to view the overall performance and reach of published articles. View an ALM talk presented to UCSF/UCB in November 2009.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank
Ranks countries and institutions by their research productivity in different disciplines.

UCSF Research Networks

UCSF Profiles
Use this database to discover research expertise and connections at UCSF and beyond. Find collaborators, mentors, mentees, and partners.

Provides infrastructure, services, and training to support clinical and translational research. As part of the nationwide CTSA consortium, CTSI develops broad coalitions and partnerships at the local and national levels to enable a transformation of the research environment.


UCSF no longer has a subscription to Scopus, however this data obtained from the database provides a snapshot of the research output at UCSF by journal.

Journals Where UCSF Authors Publish Most Frequently:

Articles per journal, 2000-2009

journals where UCSF authors publish most frequently

Figure is derived from data in Scopus and is not taken directly from the database.

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