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Research Impact for Engineering

Research Impact Challenge

Take the Research Impact Challenge.

Follow the link above to the Research Impact Challenge guide, where 10 activities can help you to better understand and manage your online scholarly presence and the impact of your research.

Citation Databases

  • Scopus
    Scopus provides author h-index, article citation counts and alerts, alternative metrics, journal rankings (CiteScore, SJR, SNIP), and additional publication analysis. (Learn more about CiteScore in this video tutorial.)
  • Web of Science
    Provides author h-index, citation counts and alerts, and journal rankings including Journal Impact Factor and Eigenfactor Scores.
  • Google Scholar
    Provides H-index for limited authors. Article citation includes peer-reviewed literature and grey literature. Citation analysis and reporting functions are limited, but Google Scholar is compatible with Publish or Perish software for in-depth citation reports.


  • ORCID provides persistent, cross-platform author number to unify your research identity and outputs across the web.
  • Learn more about ORCID here. All Engineering faculty will have had their credentials registered with ORCID by the College of Engineering. Others can learn about how to create an ORCID with their U-M credentials at this web page.