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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.

UL librarians can:

  1. Track the impact of your publications.

  2. Create and manage researcher profiles and identifiers in databases and academic networking sites.

  3. Assist in author disambiguation.

  4. Give guidance as to where to publish.

  5. Submit your publications to AUB UL's institutional repository.

  6. Assist in bibliometric analysis.

  7. Provide training in using SciVal.


​​For assistance with monitoring, measuring, and managing research impact and engagement, contact one of our librarians by clicking here. 

To ensure that your research is discoverable by other researchers and hence to improve your research impact:

  • Use standardized versions of your affiliation address.

  • Create an online presence and increase your engagement by sharing information about your research through blogs, tweets, etc.

  • Create a profile and add your publication list to social networking sites for researchers such as Academia, ResearchGate, Mendeley, LinkedIn, Social Science Research Network (SSRN), etc.

  • Register for researcher IDs such as ORCID, Scopus Author Identifier, and Publons (ResearcherID) and keep your publication list up-to-date.

  • Deposit your work in AUB UL's Insitutional Repository.

  • Make supplemental material such as tables, datasets, filesets, and presentations available. Consult AUB UL's Data Services.

  • Collaborate with authors and researchers from other institutions and subject areas.

  • Consider publishing in open access journals.

  • List/link your publications on personal websites or AUB's webpage that are crawled by Google Scholar.