This research guide provides an overview of several metrics, methods, and tools commonly used in assessing scholarly impact. Researchers, funders, and administrators often use impact assessment to inform decision-making processes including:
- Grant application
- Promotion, tenure, and job applications
- Selecting journals in which to publish
- Identifying new collaborators
- Faculty recruitment
- Performance reporting
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