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Research Impact

Use this guide to help you understand how you can measure and broaden your research impact.

Communication, Journalism & Theatre Librarian

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Barbara Bishop
RBD Library
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
(334) 844-1690

Levels of Impact

Cited reference searching can be used to find out if an article, book, journal, or particular author has been cited by another work.

Bibliometrics are the use of quantiative tools to study publications and other written materials

Citation metrics focus on the statistical patterns and measurements of citations

Citation analysis can be used as a quantifiable measure of academic output and research impact, which can help inform decisions on publication, promotion, and tenure

Altmetrics is the creation and study of new metrics based on the Social Web for analyzing, and informing scholarship