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Research Impact Metrics

This guide describes the different ways one can measure research impact and output through metrics that assess authors, journals, articles, and departments.

Institutional Research at MSU

Institutional Research at MSU offers a wide variety of services about institutional data, statistics, and metrics. They should be the first place one goes to when interested in departmental analytics of any kind. This includes information on program rankings, enrollment and graduation data sets, and other reports.

Academic Analytics

Academic Analytics is a subscription product offered through the Institutional Research at MSU office. It can be used to demonstrate faculty and departmental research productivity by collating outputs in the areas of: journal articles, conference proceedings, citations, federal grants, books, and honorific awards. Use the link above to learn more and contact Institutional Research to get access.