Asian Publication Corporation can also assist in obtaining journal metrics, article level metrics and traditional citation impact metrics. Journal metrics measure the performance and/or impact of scholarly journals. Each metric has its own particular features, but in general, they all aim to provide rankings and insight into journal performance based on citation analysis. They start from the basic premise that a citation to a paper is a form of endorsement, and the most basic analysis can be done by simply counting the number of citations that a particular paper attracts: more citations to a specific paper means that more people consider that paper to be important. Citations to journals (via the papers they publish) can also be counted, thus indicating how important a particular journal is to its community, and in comparison to other journals. Different journal metrics use different methodologies and data sources, thus offering different perspectives on the scholarly publishing landscape, and bibliometricians use different metrics depending on what features they wish to study.
Publishing in high impact journals has direct effects on a researcher’s career; consequently journal evaluation is widely used by researchers to assess their publication options. It is therefore essential that the metrics used accurately reflect the prestige of a journal.