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Use bibliometrics to measure the impact of your publications

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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

Key Areas

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

Responsible Metrics - how to use metrics in a way consistent with best practice and university policy.

Other useful links

This is a useful blog from LSE that often has items useful across all disciplines.

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