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Research Impact Metrics & Visibility

This guide, targeted towards faculty and researchers, provides an introduction to the various metrics used to measure scholarly research impact.


"Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, environment and culture beyond the contribution to academic research” (Australian Research Council, 2017).


Research impact is essential for:

  • Application for employment, promotion or tenure

  • Grant proposals, renewals and progress reports

  • Discovering how work is being utilized

  • Ensuring that work is appropriately credited

  • Showing off academic accomplishments

  • Having an impact on university rankings




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