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Measure your research impact

Researchers and academic staff may need to use metrics to demonstrate research impact and engagement. Both subscription services such as the library databases, as well as free services, are available to help.

When looking at research metrics, it’s important to think about what you want to measure, and what the best metrics are to achieve this. Different metrics focus on the level of the journal (across all its articles), the author (across all their publications), or an individual article. Traditional metrics may look only at formal citations, while alternative metrics may include impact in social media discussion, news publications, government policy, and more. A series of videos on research impact may help you think about the best way to tell your impact story. 

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