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Defining research impact

Research impact is the contribution that research makes to the economy, society, environment or culture, beyond the contribution to academic research.”  
Australian Research Council

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Telling your story

With any measure of “impact”, you need to place the information in context and think about using a range of indicators. Citation analysis provides just one aspect, focusing on scholarly impact using quantitative data metrics. Additional indicators that consider broader, societal impact, and quality measures such as peer-review are necessary to tell your impact story.

Disciplines such as Arts & Humanities are often not well represented by existing citation analysis tools that predominantly index journal articles and coverage in the sciences. Recognition of a diverse range of outputs that can be tracked for attention and engagement are helping to provide a more complete picture. See Altmetrics Libguide for more.

Impact Models/Frameworks

Becker Medical Library Model for Assessment of Research Impact

Evaluating Research in Context (ERiC)

Metric Toolkit

Developed by a group of international Information Professionals:  

"The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied.  You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers."


Have you got your ORCID?

An ORCID ID is a unique researcher identifier that identifies you and your work.

If you are a Monash researcher with a Pure (myResearch) profile, Instructions on how to get your ORCID identifier for Monash researchers can be found here

If you do not have access to a Monash profile then register for your ORCID identifier here

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