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Scholarly Communication & Research Support: Research Impact

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Why Research Impact Matters


For researchers, research impact can help to:

  • Locate the most important research being done in your field
  • Identify who is using your research and how they are using them
  • Identify the impact their scholarship is having in their respective disciplines
  • Strengthen your case when applying for promotion or tenure or future funding
  • Manage your scholarly reputation

Research impact can also be important for institution-level evaluation conducted by university and college administrations. In this section, you will be able to find information about different levels of research metrics and how to use different research platforms or tools to define the impact. Click the links below to navigate to the corresponding pages: