Measuring the impact of your research has many benefits to you and to your research. Library staff can provide you with assistance in impact analysis.
Your research impact is, 'the demonstrable contribution that research makes to the economy, society, culture, national security, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond contributions to academia' according to the Australian Research Council.
Measuring your impact helps you to:
justify requests for grants and other funding
support your applications for promotion or additional research hours
helps you determine how your research is used
identify other researchers and institutions that are using your research which potentially lead to collaboration
Citation and journal metrics
The most commonly used measurements include journal-based metrics and citation metrics.
Also, there are several researcher identity schemes which aim to provide consistent identifiers for authors and ensure that attribution is correctly assigned when work is cited.
Provides a collection of full text and citation index information gathered from scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. The Web of Science Citation Report provides aggregate citation statistics for a set of search results (such as an author search) and calculates the h-index. Coverage: Science Citation Index 1900-present, Social Sciences Citation
Index (1900-present), and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present.
Draws on Web of Science data to provide ranking lists for field or research by researchers, institutions, countries and journal title. Enables analysis of papers against 'top', 'hot' and 'highly cited' indicators, field baselines, and citation thresholds. Coverage: 2004-present.
A web-based research evaluation tool that draws on data from Web of Science. The tool allows you to analyse institutional productivity and benchmark an individual output against peers worldwide. You can also use Incites to identify and analyse existing and potential collaboration opportunities.
Provides information about who is citing your publications and graphs of your citations over time. Covers all types of literature, not just journal articles. It can be difficult to count the number of publications by authors or groups and how often they are cited because of the large numbers of duplicate records.
Our institutional repository for the research outputs of the staff and post-graduate students of Australian Catholic University. The increased visibility of research outputs located in the repository helps to disseminate ACU research to the wider research community, potentially enhancing research impact and citation rates.