Journal based metrics - these can help you decide where to publish
- E.g. Impact factors, Eigenfactors
People and article based metrics - these can help you track your own impact
- E.g. times cited of articles, h-index
Profiling & Identify - services to track your impact
- E.g. ResearcherID (Web of Science); Google Scholar Citations, ORCID
Research Support Guide
Importance of Measuring Research Impact
Why is this important?
- Bibliometrics (impact data of publications) is being used to support decision making by some Research Excellence Framework (REF) panels.
- These are also used in some international league tables of universities
- They can be used as part of CVs and/or funding applications
Potential methods to improve impact
- Making the article available via Open Access
- Making the underlying data available
- Blogging may be useful
Impact of Social Sciences Blog
This is a useful blog from LSE that often has items useful across all disciplines.