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Demonstrating the impact of your work


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A growing number of websites provide ways to see how many times research and teaching materials have been cited, viewed, downloaded, and shared with others. Learn how to tell a story about the scholarly and social impact of your work using both traditional and alternative metrics when documenting accomplishments in CVs, dossiers, and funding applications. This hands-on session will include finding and interpreting metrics in Google Scholar, Scopus,, ResearchGate, and more.

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Demonstrating the impact of your work

  1. 1. Demonstrating the Impact of Your Work Robyn Hall & Tara Stieglitz September 16, 2014
  2. 2. Impact
  3. 3. What does it all mean?
  4. 4. Bibliometrics…
  5. 5. View your own author profile and track the impact of your research… Scopus
  6. 6. Scopus
  7. 7. Web of Science Author-level metrics, tracking citations over time
  8. 8. Google Scholar Claim your own profile! Track your citations over time
  9. 9. Altmetrics…
  10. 10. RG Score… based on how all of your research is received by your peers.
  11. 11. 1338 views 17 Likes 65 downloads
  12. 12. 3839 views 47 downloads
  13. 13. 2 weeks after publication
  14. 14. The Altmetric Bookmarklet
  15. 15. Data-driven stories of all your impacts Articles, slides, datasets, software, etc.-
  16. 16. Create a unique researcher identifier then link research outputs to this identifier.
  17. 17. Scopus
  18. 18. Scopus ID, DOIs, etc.  ORCID SlideShare GitHub Etc. Profile Scholarly impacts Social impacts
  19. 19. What does it all mean?
  20. 20. Dossier included: Blog post views, Tweets about research, Data set views, SlideShare downloads, Paper citations, downloads and views
  21. 21. Criticisms Open to interpretation Gameable High impact ≠ quality Cherry-picking
  22. 22. Public engagement Professional engagement Immediate impact indicator Metric Merits Look at the stories the data tell you Broadened definition of impact
  23. 23. Questions? Comments? Thanks + Special thanks to