Measuring Research Impact – traditional and alternative metrics
Researchers are often required to support grant or promotion applications with evidence of the impact of their research. This week, the last two posts (Thing 22 and Thing 23) from 23 Research Things blog talk about metrics used to measure these impacts, from both traditional and alternative perspective.
- Thing 22: ‘Research Impact’ looks at traditional metrics for citation counts such as Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar;
- Thing 23: ‘Altmetrics’ explores impact measurement methods for non-traditional scholarly publishing formats in the era of Web 2.0 such as PlumX and Impactstory.
Review all 23 Things in the blog here. That’s a wrap to 23 Research Things 2017!