Research impact is loosely defined as how broadly scholarly research is being read, discussed, and used both inside and outside of the academy. This guide is designed to help researchers and students better understand how research impact is currently measured, outline Duke’s resources for assessing impact, and what improvements to the current systems of measurement have been proposed.

We can help you find the right venue to publish your work, how to reach a broad and diverse audience, and show you how you can track who is referencing your work and what they are saying.


Understanding Research Impact – a comprehensive guide
Open Access Publishing and Scholarship
Making Yourself Unique with the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
Altmetric at Duke