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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.

What is your researcher identity?

  • Your name as it appears on your publications,

  • Your institutional and/or organizational affiliation,

  • Profile listing your publications/research output or activities,

  • Your collaborators,

  • Citations of your publications,

  • Mentions in social media.

 

                                                            


Why manage your researcher identity?

Maintaining accurate and up-to-date researcher identifiers or author profiles is imperative to your research impact as it:

  • Increases your online visibility as a scholar,

  • Increases the discoverability of your publications,

  • Distinguishes you from other researchers with similar names, 

  • Collates all your research output,

  • Collects and analyzes associated metrics,

  • Ensures that your research is correctly credited,

  • Streamlines your research workflow (manuscript and grant submissions, tracking of funded research, etc.),

  • Promotes your research,

  • Assists you in finding collaborators.

Source: Earwaker, Louise. (2015, October 27). Managing your researcher identity. University of Tasmania. Retrieved from https://utas.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=21757944