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Scholarly Visibility & Impact

How to make a case and create a narrative around the scholarly contributions that are most valuable to you in academic evaluation.

Evidence of Academic Impact

There are a variety of ways you can demonstrate impact.  While scholarly citations are one important measure, you should also track and document and showcase other forms of impact, which may include:

  1. Testimonials
  2. Peer review
  3. Invitations to speak at or facilitate academic or community events
  4. Feedback from participants of workshops
  5. Student feedback
  6. Student progress, and student success rates over successive semesters
  7. Clinical implementation
  8. Incorporation of your work by local, regional or national standard setting organizations in your field
  9. Download numbers for your work from institutional repositories like IUScholarWorks or IUScholarWorks Open, or from journal websites.
  10. Policy mentions
  11. Legislative changes
  12. Patents
  13. News coverage
  14. Social media attention by other members of your field, including thought leaders

Understanding, using and tracking scholarly metrics