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Evaluating Scholarly Impact

This guide reviews various ways of measuring research impact, for individual researchers and journals. It also reviews strategies for managing your research attributions across different platforms.


There are a variety of methods to track, measure and evaluate scholarly outputs. This guide will review these methods and identify ways to retrieve and evaluate the information, as well as how to proactively manage a research profile.

No singular tool or method can definitively capture the impact of a researcher or a publication. Rather, impact can be assessed through quantitative and qualitative indicators which carry varying levels of importance, according to the scholarly communication norms of a particular field. 

The resources in this guide will assist in building a larger impact picture. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any assistance using or selecting any of these tools.