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Measuring your Impact

Publication metrics are measures of productivity/performance, quality, and impact based on publication data and social or public engagement activity.  They can be used to help you decide which journal to submit your article to, increase your research visibility, and convey your contribution to the research field. 

Understanding research impact can help with:

  • Justification for tenure and promotion
  • Obtaining government funding and grants
  • Learning how previous research is being utilized
  • Finding out who is using previous research
  • Identifying other researchers and potential collaborators in the field
  • Decisions about where to publish to achieve the best exposure

Track citations of your publications by setting alerts in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar.