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Learn More About Research Impact

Researchers are experimenting with new ways of measuring impact at article, journal, and researcher levels and beyond traditional citation counting. This research guide on Preparing for Promotion and Tenure provides information on how to measure the impact of individual articles and journals and track your impact as an author.

VCU Libraries Services

VCU Libraries can help you:

  • Evaluate the impact of your research.
  • Understand metrics used to evaluate the impact of articles, journals, or researchers.
  • Explore the use of altmetrics to measure impact.
  • Manage your online scholarly presence.
  • Register for researcher IDs such as ORCID to help others identify you as the author of your works.