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Communicate your Research: Evaluating the Impact of your Research


What are the options for communicating your research in a digital environment? How is publishing evolving and how do you choose the most appropriate platform for your target audience? This series of workshops will explore some of the options available to help you make informed choices when planning your publication strategy.    

This session will introduce you to a range of research metrics you can use to track engagement with your publications. This includes more traditional metrics, such as citation counts, and alternative metrics, sometimes referred to as altmetrics, including Wikipedia citations, social media mentions, media coverage and entries in crowdsourced reference managers, such as Mendeley. It will also look at how you can manage your research profile to ensure that you receive full credit for your publications and other research activities, for example funding applications and peer reviews. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the pitfalls of relying too heavily on metrics and how to use metrics responsibly alongside other, more qualitative, measures.  

Who should attend?
University of Warwick Research Active Staff (staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching Contracts) and PhD Students.  

Workshop enables delegates to:

In this session, you can expect to:   

  • See examples of bibliometrics and altmetrics and discover how they can help you to track engagement with your work  
  • Investigate a range of tools to that can help you to track engagement with your work  
  • Learn about researcher profiles, including ORCID, Researcher ID, Scopus ID and My Profile on Google Scholar, and how to set up and manage your own online research identity  
  • Explore the difference between ‘responsible’ and ‘irresponsible’ metrics and how to use metrics effectively  
  • Consider how you can use metrics and other, qualitative measures to evaluate the impact of your research    

Vitae Development Framework:     

Personal effectiveness: B3   

Engagement, influence and impact: D1; D2   

Workshop Pre-work:

Any pre-work for this workshop will be emailed to delegates

Led by:
Julie Robinson, Scholarly Communications Manager, The Library

Further events in the xx Series 2019/20:


Workshop Details

Thursday 16 January 2020

13.30 - 15.00

Library Training Room, Floor 2, The Library

Spring Term

Tuesday 28 April 2020


10.00 - 11.30

Library Training Room, Floor 2, The Library

NB: The contents of both of these workshops are exactly the same - delegates need only attend one of the two

Any questions?

Workshop content:

Julie Robinson
Scholarly Communications Manager
The Library

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper
Administrative Assistant, Organisational Development,
Ext: 24893.