Tenure and Promotion Assistance

 Your Swem liaisons are happy to show you how you can gather information for your tenure and promotion portfolios.

We have several databases that are particularly helpful for finding your citation information:

  • Some ProQuest databases contain a "cited by" link for each article.
  • PubMed has the related articles and "cited by" features.
  • Web of Science includes stats on the number of times your work was cited by other publications indexed in Web of Science. It includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. 
  • W&M ScholarWorks offers download counts and also social media data for faculty works submitted there.
  • Google Scholar also has citation metrics, though it's unclear on the sources that it covers and sometimes the data is inaccurate. Google Scholar Metrics can be very useful for finding h-factors and recent citations to your articles and books.

For journal rankings, please see our research guide at publishing impact research guide.


Your Swem liaison or the Digital Scholarship Librarian.