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Education Faculty Information: RPT Info

This page provides information on Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure research tools as well as descriptions of various library services for the education faculty.


RPT Tools

Below are some resources to help you with your RTP portfolio. There are a few other statistics that might also be of use such as organizational membership, number of libraries that subscribe, etc. that can be use to demonstrate accessibility to a given journal if there is no impact or acceptance rate information.

Please contact us if you have any problems locating information.

Acceptance Rates

Impact Information

Note about JCR (Incites):

  • JCR (Incites) determines the impact of the journal not what you have written.
  • This database only tracks about 250 education journals primarily in the fields of education leadership and special education although there are a number of technology and content journals included. It does include a large number of psychology journals for those of you in counseling and special education
  • If the database is a bit confusing, go to Web of Science. Search for your articles by author. Then click on the article the article title, then scroll down to the section titled Journal Information and click on Journal Impact Factor.

Note about Google Scholar: 

  • You must set up an profile within Google Scholar to retrieve impact information.
  • Google Scholar covers a much wider range of titles than Journal Citation Reports (Incites) and Web of Science. It also includes dissertations and conference papers or just about anything that's on the web with your name on it.
  • Google's impact factor tries to determine the impact of your articles not the impact of the journal. 

Citation Information Sources

Creating a Google Scholar Citation Profile

Google Scholar Citations is a good way to keep track of who is citing your writings/research. It will keep track of journal articles, books, chapters in books, dissertations, conference papers and just about anything you have that appears on the web.

To set up a profile you will need a Google account. As UNC Faculty you already have one associated with your 49er credentials. 

  • Start by going to
  • Click on either My Citations or Sign in in the menu bar at the top of the screen. Sign in with your 49er credentials. You may have to use your full UNCC email address. If you are take to another UNC Charlotte login/authentication screen sign in using your regular credentials (username and password). 
  • Click on My Citations. If it's the first time you are using this feature it will walk you through the profile set-up and adding articles.
  • Click on the + Add button and select your articles. 
  • You can add an item manually by clicking the + Add button and then clicking Add article manually in the left column.

After you have added all of you items citation and impact information will appears in the upper right corner of the screen. Take some time to understand exactly what the different categories are assessing. Unlike Web of Science, Google Citations is trying to measure the impact of your scholarship. As with all of these types of measurements it has its pluses and minuses. 

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Judy Walker
Education Librarian Emeritus
Atkins Library 138C