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Research Impact Assessment (Health Sciences)

Use this guide to explore methods and tools for assessing your research impact, including citation tracking and altmetrics.

Getting Started

This research guide provides an overview of metrics, methods, and tools commonly used in assessing scholarly impact in the health sciences. Researchers, funders, and administrators often use impact assessment to inform decision-making processes including:

  • Grant applications
  • Promotion, tenure, and job applications
  • Selecting journals in which to publish
  • Identifying new collaborators
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Performance reporting

Use the navigation pane on the left to explore the guide.

Contact Us!

Taubman Health Sciences Library’s Informationists are here to partner with the health sciences community for training, consultation, and resources related to expressing your publications' impact.

  • Use tools like Scopus and Web of Science to identify citation-based indicators.
  • Identify highly-cited journals in your field with journal citation indicators.
  • Increase your research visibility and discoverability with tools like ORCID.
  • Learn about holistic assessment frameworks and non-citation-based indicators.
  • Understand strengths and limitations of publication impact indicators.
  • Explore options for communicating and visualizing your research impact.

Contact us to learn more!
THLImpactCore@umich.edu

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