View the MyRI Measuring Your Research Impact tutorial, produced by a consortium of four Irish universities, for an overview of how to measure research impact:
Module 1 Introduction to Bibliometrics
This Module provides an overview of bibliometrics; the context for the use of publication and citation analysis in higher education; a look at the main metrics used; the main tools available to research staff and students and a look at the issues and limitations of bibliometrics.
Module 2 Tracking Your Research Impact
This module focuses in detail on the use of the main bibliometric tools (and resources) available to track and assess research performance at individual, departmental, institutional and country level.
Module 3 Journal Ranking and Analysis
This module highlights the main journal metrics used to evaluate journals. It looks in detail at the 'Journal Impact Factor' (JIF) and how it is calculated as well as highlighting additional journal metrics and emerging journal ranking tools.
In Australia and around the world, academics and higher education institutions have become increasingly concerned with the impact of their research. The Australian Research Council's Excellence for Research in Australia exercise, is one of several reasons for the enhanced interest.
This guide seeks to describe some of the ways in which you can:
This guide seeks to provide you with some information and tools to measure research impact. These include quantitative methods such as: citation counts, journal impact factors and researcher-specific metrics such as the h-index provide one means of measuring research impact.
These research metrics can be used:
Research impact can also be demonstrated qualitatively in terms of social and cultural applications and measures of esteem: ARC Research Impact Principles and Framework
Citation analysis: a comparison of Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science
K. Yang & L. Meho (2007)
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Lancho-Barrantes, B.S. (2010). What lies behind the averages and significance of citation indicators in different disciplines? Journal of Information Science 36,3 p371-382. doi: 10.1177/0165551510366077