Evaluation Support

How are scientific publications evaluated? What are the so-called bibliometric indicators, which are based on citation analysis? How do you measure the impact of social media publications? Are there alternative indicators? We explain everything you need to know about evaluating scientific output, we offer support and advice services, and we show you useful related tools and resources.


Presentation of the Bibliometric analysis services.

How scientific output is evaluated

How are scientific journals evaluated? And books, chapters and theses? Here you’ll find the information you need to answer all your queries and discover alternative metrics.

Tool that allows the UOC’s scientific output to be stored and analyses quality based on bibliometric indicators.
Scientific journals
International and national bibliometric indicators to evaluate scientific journals.
Book assessment
Assessment of books and book chapters quality.
Spanish National Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation (ANECA)
ANECA is the Spanish national agency whose mission is to improve the quality of the higher education system.
AQU - Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya
Agency devoted to the promotion and assessment of quality in the Catalan university system.

How do you measure the impact of social media?

What is social impact? We offer a series of tools and resources that will enable you to consult, measure and monitor the impact of your publications on social media.

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This observes, measures and rates the results obtained on a continuous basis.
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This allows you to monitor the social media impact of any research item published with a DOI.
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A post that explains how the social media's six main metrics work.
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An online resource that will help you find the best metric for your impact question.

How can we help you? Check our services

Take a look at the various services that the Library offers for evaluating scientific output:

We help you decide where to publish, collate bibliometric data and with research accreditation calls.

Recommended resources

We offer other resources that may help you answer your queries regarding evaluating scientific output.

ISI JCR Journal Citation Reports
Provides the impact factor data and the quartiles where the scientific journals are positioned.
Collates the scientific indicators on journals and countries taken from the Scopus database (1999-now).
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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment calls for a change in research assessment.
Publish or Perish
Free software that retrieves citations from different data sources and calculates the most common indicators.