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Impact Factors and RTP: Welcome

This page provides information on how faculty can use different resources such as journal impact factors to help with their RTP files.

Information about this guide

This libguide is designed to help faculty find information on their scholarly impact that may aid them in putting together their reappointment, tenure, or promotion files. The page on Journal Impact Factors provides helpful definitions of common terms along with how to find the impact factor of journals. The Other Useful Journal Information page provides information on resources such as Cabells Directory of Publishing Opportunities and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, which contain information that can also be helpful when preparing RTP files. The page on Citation Indexes provides information on finding out how often your articles have been cited by works included in Web of Science. The page on Publish or Perish provides information on this free web-based tool for compiling information on your citations and also different citation measures such as the H-index.

Information on this guide was adapted from a guide created by the University of Michigan Libraries. That guide may be found at