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Maximize your Research Impact Series: PART 1 - Metrics and Context

Maximize your Research Impact Series

Understanding how your researcher identity and your research outputs (articles, books, patents, conference proceedings, posters, data contributions, videos, blog posts, etc.) are measured and quantified is crucial for researchers at all stages to understand. The context around how metrics are meant to be used and how they can be misused is crucial to understanding how to use metrics responsibly. How is your work found and used by others? What type of citation and usage footprint is your published work creating? What is the impact of your research and contribution to your community over time?

Your researcher identity is formed by combining all of your research output and its impact. Taking charge of your researcher identity can help distinguish your work from other authors, giving more accurate insight into your impact and helping create a portfolio of your contributions.

Workshop attendees will understand the importance of tracking the impact of your output and how this is done. You will also learn how to take charge of and manage your researcher identity so that you are uniquely identified and connected to all of your contributions over time. 

What you'll learn in Part One

Part One focuses on the environment regarding quantitative measures of research impact:

  1. Article level metrics (e.g. how your published work is tracked, used, and cited, as well as social media awareness, etc.);

  2. Researcher metrics or quantitative output of the individual (e.g. h-index, citation metrics, etc.);

  3. Journal-level metrics to evaluate journals that you plan to submit manuscripts to (e.g. impact factor, citescore, etc.).

  4. Responsible use of metrics

This session is part of the Maximize your Research Impact GPS Series. To receive GPS credit, you must also attend Part 2: Researcher Identity 


Robarts Library Electronic Classroom, Room 4033


What to bring

  • Computer stations are provided, but you can also bring your laptop if you prefer to follow along on your own device 


Related LibGuide: Research Impact & Researcher Identity by Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Robarts Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
  Graduate Professional Skills Program  
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