Track your impact

Impact is important

Demonstrating impact can assist with funding and promotion applications, publishing strategy, academic CVs and research assessment. There are a range of tools and approaches for tracking the impact of a researcher, journal or publication.

Introductory resources

  • Metrics Toolkit
    Overview resource that explains metrics for books, book chapters, datasets, journal articles and software/code/scripts and how to use them to support evidence of impact. Filters to identify metrics by type of impact, research object and discipline are available.
  • MyRI
    A self-pace paced guide, developed by a consortium of Irish universities. It provides a good overview on how you might approach measuring your impact.
  • How to track the impact of research data with metrics guide
    From the Digital Curation Centre, provides useful information on the impact of research data with metrics.

Browse impact guides

Use the specific Impact Guides to learn about measures such as:

  • Citation counts and the h-index.
  • Reviews, media mentions and awards.
  • Altmetrics - publication activity and reach on the social web

 


Last updated : 7 March 2018
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