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Scholarly Communication: Scholarly Reputation & Impact

Learn about tools and services to help enhance visibility of your research, curate your scholarly identity, and support the discovery of potential collaborators.

Guides to Impact and Online Identity

Raise Your Visability and Access to Your Research

Contact UCSD Open Access Policies Support <oapolicy[at] ucsd [dot] edu> for assistance

Definition of Impact

Research impact is the measurable and demonstrable contribution of your research and scholarship to society and the economy.

In recent years, the government and other research funders have placed increasing emphasis on the need for evidence of economic and social returns from its investment in research. By ensuring that your research makes the biggest possible impact on policy and practice, and improving how we measure and capture this, we are better able to support the case for research funding.

ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council


Librarians and Research Impact

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