Are you Being Cited?

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Welcome to this online module Are you being cited?  The number of times your work has been cited by other academics and writers is one indication of your research impact. However, there are other qualitative measures of the value and impact of your research. This module will introduce you to the traditional and non-traditional ways of measuring research impact.





Learning objectives

Completing this module will help you:

  • understand the concept of academic research impact
  • become familiar with traditional and non-traditional measures of impact (i.e. academic and societal)
  • understand how academic research impact can be measured
  • identify and use databases to track bibliometrics and altmetrics to measure research impact.

The course materials include information, videos, and learning activities that explore the tools that you can use to find quantitative and qualitative measures of your research impact.

This module should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

Work through each section using the navigation footer (i.e. previous/next), or use the contents menu to select a particular section.

Upon completion, please help us improve this module by taking a moment to complete the feedback form provided.

You may also be interested in viewing the additional resources about Are you being cited? in the Explore Further chapter at the end of this module. Provided is a webinar recorded from the Library’s ‘PhD Up!’ program (now called Research Plus) along with the associated library guides on Research metrics and Altmetrics.


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