My RI - Research impact

My RI - Measuring your research impact

Part of your professional profile as an academic researcher is your research impact. There is an excellent guide called My RI which has been produced by University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the NDLR. They have shared the files with us, so the next section of Your digital footprint is made up of files from My RI.

My RI will help you understand what bibliometrics is and why it is important. It will help you prepare for the REF. It is made up of three modules. It is designed so you can work through it in sequence, or if you simply want to know how to calculate your h-index, or how many times your publications have been cited, you can select these options from the index page.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Bibliometrics
    This module provides an overview of bibliometrics; the context for the use of publication and citation analysis in higher education; a look at the main metrics used; the main tools available to research staff and students and a look at the issues and limitation of bibliometrics.
  • Module 2: Tracking Your Research Impact
    This module focuses in detail on the use of the main bibliometric tools (and resources) available to track and assess research performance at individual, departmental, institutional and country level. 
  • Module 3: Journal Ranking and Analysis
    This module highlights the main journal metrics used to evaluate journals. It looks in detail at the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and how it is calculated as well as highlighting additional journal metrics and emerging journal ranking tools.

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My RI by University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the NDLR adapted by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.ndlr.ie/myri/.