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Scholarly Research Impact

This guide is designed to help you to understand the different ways to increase and measure the impact of your research.

About the Scholarly Research Impact Guide

This Guide is designed to introduce researchers to the major tools used to measure research impact (a.k.a. research metrics, bibliometrics, scientometrics, altmetrics, etc.) as well as enhancing your research impact through your author profile, networks, publication opportunities, and understanding journal rankings and organization.


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I gratefully acknowledge the substantial contributions of Hanna Schmillen, Subject Librarian for Health Sciences to the conception and organization of this guide and my colleague Rachel Borchardt, Science Librarian at American University for permission to include material from her scholarly metrics libguide.

Subjects: Interdisciplinary