The Library's Research Impact Library Advisory Service (RILAS) focuses on providing various research evaluation measures, including metrics, to University of Melbourne staff and researchers to support their research grant and academic promotion applications.
Citation counts, journal impact factors, and h-index are considered standard tools for measuring the impact of the research. This is based on an assumption that significant research output will have higher citation counts.
This guide will assist you in counting citations, ranking journals and creating an H-index that you might use in:
- Grant applications *
* Refer to grant funding rules for scheme-specific information to determine what information should be included. Funding rules change from year to year.
This guide will also help you identify qualitative impact measures such as esteem and provides suggestions for improving your research impact.