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Measuring Your Research Impact: Introduction

Getting Started

  1. Establish an Author ID
  2. Learn about Author Impact metrics
  3. Learn about Journal Impact metrics
  4. Identify databases that provide citation metrics and analysis
  5. Where to publish resources
  6. Join online research communities to expand your network

Rhonda Allard

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Rhonda J. Allard

What is Research Impact?

"Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy. It embraces all the diverse ways that research-related skills benefit individuals, organisations and nations."

- Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Why is this important?

As a researcher, the ability to measure your research impact can help:

  • support applications for promotion or tenure;
  • expand your research network by identifying other researchers or institutions using your work;
  • provide justification for requests for grants and other funding;
  • build and manage your reputation (brand) as a researcher; and
  • increase citation counts of your published work.

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