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Promoting your research

After publishing your article Wiley works hard to promote and increase the visibility of your work – making it easy for people to find, read, comment, and ultimately cite your work.

But the best, most effective person to promote your article is you.

We encourage you to promote your article, to help maximize and measure the impact of your research. And we’ll help you every step of the way. Watch our video to find out how you can promote your research:




First steps


Read our Author Promotional Toolkit covering Email, Social Media/Networking, Conferences, SEO, Wider Web, Publicity, and Multimedia marketing.


Measuring your impact

Wiley also helps you measure the impact of your research – supported through our specialist partnerships with Kudos and Altmetric, as well as citation tracking on Wiley Online Library.

Article sharing

You can share your article at any stage of publication- ways in which you are able to do this are detailed below.

You can share any version of your article with individual colleagues and students if you are asked for a copy, as part of teaching and training at your institution (excluding open online sharing), and as part of a grant application, thesis submission, or doctorate.

For public sharing of your article, see below, or read our full article sharing policy.

Sharing guidelines for Wiley journal articles


Journal Metrics Overview

Some of the most common journal metrics are described in the table below. “JCR Year” refers to the Journal Citation Report year, which is the individual year for which a metric is provided.

 

Metric Name

Metric Source

Metric Description

Impact Factor

Web of Science

The Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year. The Impact Factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. Also see: "Understanding Impact Factors"

5-Year Impact Factor

Web of Science

The 5-year Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the five previous years. Also see: "Four Ways of Measuring Impact"

Altmetrics

(Any source)

Altmetrics go beyond more traditional citation metrics to measure social visibility around scientific articles. These metrics are based on a broad spectrum of indicators, such as tweets, blog mentions, news media, social bookmarking, article views, and downloads. Also see: "Using Altmetrics and Social Media for Research and Networking"

Eigenfactor

Web of Science

The Eigenfactor is based on weighted citations in the JCR year to papers published within the previous 5 years. Citations are weighted according to the prestige of the citing journal, with citations from highly ranked journals making a larger contribution to the Eigenfactor than those from poorly ranked journals. Also see: "The Eigenfactor and Other Metrics – Plus Ça Change"

Google Scholar Metrics

Google Scholar

The main Google Scholar journal metric is the H5 index and is based on articles published in the last 5 complete calendar years. This is similar to the h-Index but also includes the top cited h articles (h-core) and the median of the citation counts (h-median). Also see: "Demystifying Google Scholar Search and Results"

h-index

Web of Science, Google Scholar, or Scopus

The h-index attempts to measure the productivity and citation impact of the published body of work of an author. The h-index indicates the number of papers, h, that have been cited at least h times (e.g. an h-index of 15 means that 15 papers have been cited at least 15 times each.) Note: Due to variations in citation coverage between databases, each source may determine a different value of the h-index for each author. Also see: "Four Reasons Why the h-index is Here to Stay"

Immediacy Index

Web of Science

The Immediacy Index is the average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published. The Immediacy Index is calculated by dividing the number of citations to articles published in a given year by the number of articles published in that year. Also see: "How to Navigate the World of Citation Metrics"

SJR

Scopus

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) Indicator is based on weighted citations in Year X to papers published in the previous 3 years. Citations are weighted by the prestige of the citing journal, so that a citation from a top journal will have more impact than a citation from a low-ranked journal. Also see: "Metrics Alternatives to Altmetrics?"

SNIP

Scopus

The Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) measures average citations in Year X to papers published in the previous 3 years. Citations are weighted by the citation potential of the journal’s subject category, thereby making the metric more comparable across different disciplines. Also see: "Can We Do Better Than Existing Author Citation Metrics?"