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Altmetrics, publishing and research impact

This session details various ways of measuring research impact, through traditional means of publishing and citation as well as through 'altmetrics'.

Today, there are many new modes of scholarly publishing, networking and collaborating. Beyond the more traditional means of scholarly communication, researchers can now reach vast and distant audiences well beyond the borders of their research communities. An overview of some of these new tools for sharing work and connecting with potential collaborators will be provided. In addition, there are now tools that can be used to measure research impact in these non-traditional forms of scholarly communication, also referred to as 'altmetrics'.

Aimed at

Researchers (early stage, mid stage, final stage), Research staff

Pre-requisites

None

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have an understanding of:
  • Ways of measuring impact
  • Complementary methods (social media tools) to improve the impact of your work
  • Newer methods of measuring research impact through the use of 'altmetrics'

Presented by

Shazia Arif, Subject Liaison Librarian, Brunel Library

Specific skills focused on in this session

Research and information literacy, engagement and impact

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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Email address graduateschool@brunel.ac.uk Telephone number 01895 265935