“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”
Australian Research Council
A DOI is a unique identifier for digital publications. If your article is published online it may be assigned a DOI by the publisher. If you are uploading your paper or data to a repository such as SSRN or Bridges, a DOI will be generated..
The DOI can be used to promote your work via social media and make sure metrics are obtained for the same publication.
Altmetrics (or Alternative metrics) are part of a wider conversation around the use of measures to try and capture the potential impact of research within academia and beyond.
For an overview read this Library Blog post, Understanding Altmetrics
Find out more on the Altmetrics Library guide.
Resources from Fast Track Impact (UK)
Free printable and editable templates to help you plan for impact:
Stakeholder and public analysis template (Word | PDF)
Impact planning template including worked example (Word | PDF)
Social media strategy template (Word | PDF)
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