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Research Impact Assessment (Medicine)

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This research guide provides an overview of metrics, methods, and tools commonly used in assessing scholarly impact in the health sciences. Researchers, funders, and administrators often use impact assessment to inform decision-making processes including:

  • Grant applications
  • Promotion, tenure, and job applications
  • Selecting journals in which to publish
  • Identifying new collaborators
  • Faculty recruitment
  • Performance reporting


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Biomedical librarians are available to partner with the Geisel and DH community for training, consultation, and resources related to expressing your publications' impact. We can help you:

  • Use tools like Scopus and Web of Science to identify citation-based indicators.
  • Identify highly-cited journals in your field with journal citation indicators.
  • Increase your research visibility and discoverability with tools like ORCID.
  • Learn about holistic assessment frameworks and non-citation-based indicators.
  • Understand strengths and limitations of publication impact indicators.
  • Explore options for communicating and visualizing your research impact.

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General guide information

The content on this guide was copied and adapted with permission from the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan on July 11, 2022.