Optimising your research impact

This guide provides a starting point to the tools and methods you can use to optimise your research impact.

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Research impact

Research impact is becoming increasingly important to both individuals and institutions. Impact is not only about the quality of research but also how visible it is. The visibility and discoverability of research outputs is known to be a key factor in the frequency of citations.

A broad range of author, article, and journal metrics exist, and a number of tools are available providing access to different metrics, including Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar.

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