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Research impact guide: Other impact measures

Other impact measures

Apart from publishing in journals:

  • How do you promote your research?
  • Who is your audience
  • How do you connect with them?

Asking yourself these questions can help you to focus on the different types of impact that you may be having. Living in an online, networked world changes everything. What you once considered your network of influence could now be much broader:

  • Applied science, creative arts or humanities -  you may need to demonstrate other kinds of impact outside of the traditional scholarly world
  • Engineering -  mentions of your research in Industry reports may demonstrate you are changing practice
  • Creative arts - positive reviews of your exhibitions or performances may be important as evidence of impact
  • Social policy fields - mentions of your work in governmental or NGO reports or parliamentary papers might demonstrate you are influencing policy

Tracking additional forms of impact should be tailored to your research approaches and may require a combination of web-based tools and disciplinary specific resources. Contact your Faculty Outreach Librarian for assistance.

 

Look for other ways to measure your impact. These can often come from resources specfic to your discipline or from other non-traditional areas.

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