Measuring Personal Impact

An author's impact on their field or discipline has traditionally been measured using the number of academic publications he or she has authored and the number of times these publications are cited by other researchers - Berkeley

The traditional measure is the h-index, which quantifies the actual scientific productivity and the apparent impact of the scientist. The h-index is based on the author's most cited papers and the number of citations they have received from other articles.

The i10-index is used by Google Scholar and indicates the number of academic publications an author has written that have at least  ten citations from others.

There are also non-traditional ways of measuring your impact. Other suggestions are listed on Track (UQ Library), Measuring your impact (UIC), and Measuring Research Impact: Author Impact (Berkeley).

Researcher Report - Incites

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  • For assistance, reach out to the Open Research Team at [email protected].
  • For additional resources, explore our Express Research Workshops, a collection of online, self-paced tutorials that complement our regular Research Workshops, covering various topics.