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Library Services to Support Funding Applications and Research Projects: After - Measuring Impact

Measuring the Impact of your Research

It is extremely difficult to “measure” the impact of an individual researcher or a research group on the discipline or society. However, bibliometrics can help to broadly inform evaluation alongside qualitative, expert assessment and review.



We can advise you on the responsible and appropriate use of metrics, and help you to calculate:

  • Number of citations
  • Average number of citations per publication
  • Field-weighted citation impact
  • h-Index
  • Collaboration metrics
  • Benchmarking with peer institutions
  • Altmetrics

We can also provide advice and guidance on the limitations and caveats surrounding the use of journal metrics (e.g. Journal Impact Factor).

For more information please visit the Library's Bibliometrics LibGuide:

Further information, support and advice is also available on the  impact section of the UCD Research & Innovation Portal for Research Services.

Tools for Tracking and Measuring Visibility and Impact

We can help you to track and monitor your visibility and impact using:

  • Citation metrics from Scopus/SciVal, Web of Science and Google Scholar
  • Altmetrics including downloads, media mentions and mentions in policy documents
  • Twitter Analytics
  • Google Analytics

For more information please visit the Library's Bibliometrics LibGuide: