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Manage Your Research Identity and Track Your Impact

This guide describes how to build a researcher identity online through the use of unique IDs and social media profiles. It also describes online tools for tracking the impact of your research.

Academic Impact Metrics

There are a seemingly endless number of metrics that have been designed to quantify the academic impact of scholars and academic outputs. This guide focuses on the most commonly-used metrics that measure author impact, article impact, and journal impact.

The aim of this guide is to help scholars understand how these metrics are calculated, where they can be found, and the appropriate and inappropriate uses of each type of metric.

Information about how research metrics intersect with equity, diversity and inclusion, and how they are biased against equity deserving groups, can be found on the scholarly communications libguide.