Citation & Metrics

The Libraries Bibliometrics and Impact Factor Guide explains how impact factor is used and calculated in journal and article rankings, as well as other methods of citation analysis.

This guide includes:

FDP Sponsored Research

Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) agencies require that an acknowledgment of awarding agency support and a disclaimer appear in the publication of any material, whether copyrighted or not, based on or developed under a project, as follows:

Acknowledgement: "This material is based upon work supported by the [name of awarding agency(ies)] under Award No. [award number(s) assigned by awarding agency(ies)]."

Disclaimer: "Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the [name of awarding agency(ies)]."

Any solicitation using federal grant funds to procure goods and services (including construction) costing $500,000 or more must announce the amount and percentage of total costs to be financed with federal funds.

Non-FDP Sponsored Research

Most other sponsors have publication citation requirements as well. If you are not sure what the sponsor requires, review your terms and conditions carefully and/or check with your Sponsored Projects Officer.

Grant Life Cycle step 1: Generate Your Idea Step 2: Find Funding Step 3: Develop Your Proposal Step 4: Submit Your Proposal Step 5: Manage Your Award step 6: Share Your Research

Citation Analysis and Impact Factor Tools