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Research Impact Assessment (Health Sciences)

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


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.

  • understand strengths and limitations of citation metrics
  • discover citations from non-scholarly sources like blogs, policy documents, tweets, article downloads, and shares
  • advise on the use of publication-based metrics within evaluation settings
  • point to holistic evaluation frameworks, impact case studies, and best practices
  • increase research visibility, track engagement with your articles
  • craft values-driven research impact statements
  • advise on tracking and managing research groups' publication outputs
  • explore options for communicating and visualizing your research impact


Contact us to learn more!

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