Research metrics and Altmetrics

Track your citation impact, and evidence research for grants and promotion.

There are tools and resources to help you measure and demonstrate the quality and impact of your research. Research metrics include information on citation, journal, book and researcher impact, as well as altmetrics.

If you are applying for academic promotion or making a grant application, we have suggestions on how to demonstrate the impact of your research.

We also offer presentations and workshops on how to use established metrics to help highlight the strength of your research.

Research evidence for grants and promotions workshop

Applications for grant funding or career advancement may be supplemented with providing evidence of engagement, citations and the influence of your research. A session focused on research evidence can introduce metrics that be used to demonstrate evidence of:

  • Research collaboration
  • The international engagement of research
  • Influence of research within a field of research institution or country (benchmarking)
  • Research published in quality journals
  • Mentions in online news, social media, patents and policy papers (altmetrics).
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