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Research Guides

Research Impact & Researcher Identity

Why Measure Research Impact?

This guide is intended to provide an overview of resources and methods that will introduce scholars to a variety of methods for measuring their research impact.  There are a number of methods used to measure impact.  This guide serves to cover a number of common measures such as author, journal, article, and book Impact.  Additionally, this guide deals with the benefits of having a research identity and how to set up your ID.

Measuring how your research impacts a field or discipline and how it impacts the world around you can:

  • Help support your application for tenure or promotion 
  • Strengthen a research grant application  
  • Identify how your research is being used 
  • Connect you with potential collaborators

Librarians can also help determine research impact. For more information, contact your Liaison Librarian.