This guide provides resources and instructions on how to locate and document the following types of research impact:
A unique identifier allows you to distinguish yourself from other researchers. It can be used in journal and grant submissions and it allows you to standardize your research persona ensuring that you get recognition for your work. It is now required by many funders and publishers.
The Journal I is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The JCR also lists journals and their and ranking in the context of their specific field(s).
The - is an for quantifying scientific productivity based on publication record (an author-level metric). It was suggested in 2006 by Leo Egghe
Altmetrics are statistics sourced from the social Web that can be used to help you understand the many ways that your work has had an impact with other scholars, the public, policy makers, practitioners, and more. They are useful supplementary measures of impact, best used in tandem with traditional measures like citation counts. Together, the two types of metrics can illustrate the full impact of your work.
There are very clear limitations to using the different types of metrics currently produced and used. Some of the limitations to the traditional metrics are as follows: