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CEHHS Faculty - Research Help & Library Services

A guide for faculty in the College of Education, Health & Human Services about requesting research instruction and using library services.

Identify Journals in your Research Area

Cabell's Directories: identifies journals likely to publish research in your area and contains information that can shorten the time required to prepare a manuscript for submission

You can use the Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE) to help match your anticipated article title, abstract, or keyword with a publication. 

Find Journal Impact Factors

Journal Citation Reports: provides information about journals in the Behavioral Sciences, including their impact factors.

  • Choose JCR Social Sciences Edition from the Journal Citation Reports homepage
  • On the Subject Category Selection page, choose one or more of your subject categories

Calculate Your H-Index (your research output and impact)

The h-index quanitifies an individual’s research output and measures both their productivity and impact. The index is based on a list of publications ranked in descending order by the number of citations these publications received. The value of h is equal to the number of papers (N) in the list that have N or more citations. (J.E. Hirsch, 2005). 

Web of Science calculates your h-index:

  • Enter the name of the author in the top search box (e.g. Smith JT)
  • Select Author from the drop-down menu to the right of the search box
  • Click on Search
  • Click on Citation Report on the right hand corner of the results page
    • The H-index is on the right of the screen

Find Your Article DOIs

Use this Free DOI Lookup tool to look up the DOIs of your published articles:

  • First Author search only retrieves DOIs for articles for which you were first author
  • Use an Article Title search for articles for which you were not the first author
  • Not all of your articles will have DOIs, especially any that are more than about 15 years old

Determine How Many Times your Article, Book, or Book Chapter has been cited

Web of Science calculates how many times your articles or book chapters (published 2005 and later) have been cited:

  • Enter the name of the author in the top search box (e.g. Smith JT)
  • Select Author from the drop-down menu to the right of the search box
  • Click on Search
  • Times Cited, to the right of each article or book chapter, shows how many times each has been cited
    • Click on the linked number for a list of works that have cited your article or book chapter
Google Scholar calculates how many times your articles or books (but not book chapters) have been cited:
  • Open Advanced Search options by clicking on the arrow at the right of the search box
  • Enter the name of the author in the Return articles authored by search box (e.g. JT Smith)
  • Cited by, under each article or book chapter, shows how many times each has been cited
  • Warning: Google Scholar includes duplicates in its Cited by number
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