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Neyda V. Gilman:

Jennifer K. Embree:

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research impact, altmetrics, impact metrics, scholarly communications, research assessment


This workshop introduces researchers to a variety of traditional and alternative bibliometric assessment tools. These metric tools are each defined and their potential uses, abuses, benefits, and drawbacks discussed. Researchers are then shown how to effectively utilize these metric tools to best fit their personal research needs and assess their research impact.

Publisher Attribution

Embree, Jennifer, and Neyda V. Gilman (2021). The Different Flavors of Research Impact: A Tasting of Traditional & Alternative Bibliometric Assessment Tools. In B. Buljung & E. Bongiovanni (Eds.), Scholarly Communications Cookbook. Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries.

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