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Tracking Your Scholarly Research Impact

Learn how to measure the impact of your research

There are many ways to quantify interactions with scholarly research publications.
Measuring scholarly impact is NOT a perfect science--and there are many who argue against its implications. 
No one platform can give you the one number that tracks all areas of your impact.

The first section of this guide looks at three traditional metrics used to measure scholarly impact:

  1. Article-level metrics
  2. Author-level metrics
  3. Journal metrics

And, a non-traditional measure of impact:

  1. Altmetrics

The second section of this guide looks at ways to improve & broaden the impact of one's scholarship.

A recording of the workshop, Tracking Your Scholarly Research Impact (11/2022), can be found in the box below.

Faculty Workshop (11/2022) Tracking Your Scholarly Research Impact


There are many excellent library guides on measuring research impact and related topics.  
These two library guides were especially influential in the creation of this library guide at Adler University: 

Scholarly Metrics - Library Guides at Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries
Measuring Research Impact - Library Guides at UC Berkeley