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Research Assessment

Measuring Your Impact

There are various methods of measuring the impact of a publication, a researcher and their research.

  • H-Index : an index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output (J.E. Hirsch).
  • Beamplots - A beamplot shows the volume and citation impact of an individual’s publication portfolio through time.
  • Citation Analysis : the process whereby the impact or "quality" of an article is assessed by counting the number of times other authors mention it in their work.
  • Impact Factor : a measure of the frequency in which the average article in a journal is cited in a particular year. Impact factors measure the impact of a journal, not the impact of individual articles or authors.

The End of Journal Impact Factor Purgatory (and Numbers to the Thousandths) - The Scholarly Kitchen - 26 July 2022

Measures of Impact for Journals, Articles, and Authors - Journal of General Internal Medicine - 23 March 2022

Put that on the CV: the impact of research [includes an impact CV template] - AAMRI - Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes - 1 February 2022

A science impact framework to measure impact beyond journal metrics - PLOS One - 22 December 2020