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Other impact measures - Research Publications Impact - UQ Library Guides at University of Queensland Library


Research Publications Impact: Other impact measures

Information on
research impact measures, including citation metrics, journal quality
indicators, benchmarking, altmetrics and collaboration measures.

Other measures of impact

  • Have you viewed your download statistics or abstract views (including countries and dates viewed) in eSpace?
  • How many of your books are held in libraries worldwide? This idea of "libcitations' is described in this article.
  • Have you been invited to speak at international/national conferences, and were the papers peer-reviewed?
  • Has any of your work been commissioned?
  • Has your research influenced government or education policy?
  • Has there been any measurable social benefit from your research?
  • Have you collaborated with others domestically or internationally?
  • Has your work received any awards?
  • Have you set up a Google Scholar Profile, to collate and alert you to new citations of your work?
  • How many (%) of your works were submitted for peer-review in ERA in 2012?
In 2013, the Centre for the Study of Interdisciplinarity at the University of North Texas published a blog with a list of 56 Indicators of Impact  covering a wide range of alternative measures to consider.

Also look at The London School of Economics and Political Science  "Maximizing the impacts of your research :A Handbook for Social Scientists", published in 2011.

Broader Impact

For a thorough overview of how to determine broader impact, including traditional and alternative metrics, refer to the Becker Model, which
was developed by a librarian (Cathy Sarli) and an informaticist (Kristi
Holmes) at Washington University in St. Louis. This model looks at
factors of importance to biomedical research,
and includes
patents, practice guidelines, legislation and ‘economic benefits’ such
as reduced morbidity or increased life expectancy in an effort to c
ontextualize the value of research.


are an alternative set of metrics which extends to more than just
citation counts. Altmetrics are a measure of online usage of scholarly
outputs and incorporate download statistics as well as various social
network usage of scholarly information to track the level of interest in
research outputs. Altmetrics are not an indicator of quality, but the
information is useful for understanding the level of interest globally
in recent research outputs.

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How to find book citations

In many disciplines in the arts,
humanities and social sciences, books are a very significant medium for
publication of new research. Databases which only count citations in the
journal literature are under-reporting the impact of publications in
these disciplines.

Web of Science added the Book Citation Index
in 2012. Content is comprised of scholarly books, both Series and
Non-series that present fully referenced articles of original research,
or reviews of the literature. It may yield some useful book-metrics for some disciplines.

It should be possible to check for
citations to a particular publication in any database which includes the
full text of books (in other words, any database of electronic books).
The largest such database is Google Books, but it is far from comprehensive.

Other impact measures - Research Publications Impact - UQ Library Guides at University of Queensland Library

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