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Research Metrics and Impact: Home

Research Impact: : Updated Where to Publish information

Why is Research Impact Important

Researchers may need to establish the impact or influence of their research. This impact may include academic influence, as well as economic or societal impact on the community.

This guide describes the different ways you can:

  • Assess the impact of your research
  • Increase your research readership, citation count and influence

Consider establishing a Researcher Profile to promote your research and explore opportunities for collaboration

What's in this guide?

How are the different Research impact metrics calculated?

The Metrics Toolkit  is a guide to understanding how different research impact metrics are calculated, what each metric means, and how to effectively use the different metrics that are available.

Requesting a Research Metrics Report

Researchers submitting grant funding applications and/or seeking academic promotion may request a research metrics report from the Library. The report prepared by faculty staff collates information about a researcher and metrics related to their research outputs, including:

  • updated researcher profiles, e.g. ORCiD, Scopus AuthorID, Google Scholar
  • author metrics
  • publication metrics from relevant sources
  • publication, exhibitions and performance reviews
  • Australian & international library holdings of publications
  • media reports & interviews
  • Government publication details

Due to the complexity of the report, please give us at least 2 weeks for its completion. To obtain a Research Metrics Report please complete this form or contact a Faculty Librarian.

Graph showing increasing no. of citations

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