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Measure Scholarly Impact: Overview

How Do You Measure Scholarly Impact?

Scholarly impact is the effect your research output has on relevant stakeholders in academia or in society. Disciplines have different ways to measure impact, but for most, impact is measured at the journal, author, or article level.

Use the above tabs to learn how to measure scholarly impact by:

  • Finding the impact factor of the journals you publish in,
  • Performing citation analysis which may include citation counts or your individual author h-index, or
  • Collecting altmetrics.

The most appropriate measure depends on the values of the researcher's institution and what the researcher wants to showcase. Sometimes, the tools used, the type of output measured, and the career stage of the researcher can affect the results.

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