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Scholarly Impact

This guide is designed as a step by step process to help any faculty member of the UTA community take the necessary steps to begin creating and broadening their scholarly impact. This guide utilizes different methods to assess current online impact and then boost that impact to a higher level. Using a variety of in library resources and open access online resources, scholars should have the tools necessary to disseminate their research to a broader audience and have a far reaching digital identity.

Digital Identity and Impact Services

Researchers are increasingly being asked to demonstrate the impact of their work whether it be for grants, promotion and tenure, accreditation or to broaden exposure of research to the academy and community at large. This guide will serve as an introduction to building your scholarly impact with UTA Libraries and as a resource for faculty.

This guide provides suggestions and tools to show research impact in a variety of ways. UTA Libraries offers faculty the following:

  1. a 30 to 45 minute consultation for us to learn more about your interests and priorities (optional)
  2. Discussion on the positives and negatives about the different research metrics
  3. Sharing ideas and tools to enhance your digital reputation & increase dissemination of your work.
  4. A template to create your own metrics report (forthcoming)

Things you will need to complete this report:

  • A comprehensive list of your publications and the number of times those publications have been cited 
  • A Google Scholar Profile
  • An ORCID account
  • ​Calculation of your h-Index: a measure of the cumulative impact of a researcher's publications
  • Journal impact factors
  • Article views
  • Alternative metrics to include engagement on social media & wiki platforms