Scholarly Communication is the system of creating, publishing, sharing, and using research, as well as understanding the economic and legal processes that are a part of the system. K-State Libraries can help you navigate through this complex system of research publication and sharing.
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)
The Metrics Toolkit is a resource for researchers and evaluators that provides guidance for demonstrating and evaluating claims of research impact. With the Toolkit, you can quickly understand what a metric means, how it is calculated, and if it’s good match for your impact question.
This guide will introduce scholarly authors and editors to the concept of research impact and assessment. The impact of research is usually assessed for three different areas:
- the impact of a journal as a whole
- the impact of an individual researcher or group of researchers
- the impact of a specific research output, such as an article or a book chapter.
This guide will cover these three areas as well as the concept of author disambiguation, which is a means to distinguish scholarly authors from other scholarly authors; bibliometrics, or citation data and analysis; and altmetrics, or the data about the volume of online attention to research.
This resource can help scholarly authors to highlight their accomplishments and demonstrate the impact of their research. It can also assist them in approaching post-publication strategies and publication management, managing and promoting online scholarly profiles, evaluating research impact metrics, and demonstrating qualitative measures of research impact.