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Research Impact and Visibility: Home

A guide on tools to promote your research and increase citations


This guide is designed to help Texas Tech faculty members raise their scholarly profile by:

  • Improving the discoverability of your research
  • Promoting your scholarship to key stakeholders
  • Taking part in scholarly conversations using social media
  • Measuring the impact of individual publications

Metrics Toolkit

Looking at Impact Differently

Besides traditional citation counts, there are many ways of tracking research impacts. They try to capture the presence in new scholarly venues, presence and impact in social media and other forms of online engagement, such as views, downloads, bookmarks etc. Collectively, we refer to these as alternative metrics or "altmetrics", as opposed to traditional citation measurement using Web of Science, Scopus and other citation enhanced databases.

Views from Academia:

Professor Pádraig Cunningham of UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics outlines h-index calculation and why it is not a usable metric for early career researchers 

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Acknowledgements and Appreciation

This guide was created using library material from Duquesne University, Utrecht University, Florida State University and University of Michigan. Professional Uses of Altmetrics and 7-Day Challenge pages are under CC-BY Stacy Konkiel for Altmetric.

This adaptation, created by Camille Thomas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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Metrics Toolkit