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Congratulations on completing this module. We have explored concepts around academic research impact, and hopefully you are now familiar with the bibliometric and altmetric measures of research impact and the tools available to gauge these measures.

Further assistance

Individual assistance – For more assistance with research metrics contact the library by submitting a Request Research Assistance form.

There are a number of useful library guides, including:

Learn more

You may also be interested in viewing the following webinar Are you being cited? (55 mins) recorded from the Library’s PhD Up! program (now called Research Plus). The webinar content complements this online module.

The International Association of University Libraries (IATUL) has produced a self-paced training program IATUL Research Impact Things with the aim to equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to engage in the use of a range of metrics around research impact and gain understanding of the research landscape.

The Researcher Capability Development has a suite of online modules, explore the offerings on Impact.


Your comments and suggestions on how we can improve this module will be appreciated. Please complete our feedback form.

What’s next?

You have completed this module on Are you being cited? You can return to the Research and Writing Hub to choose another module to complete.


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