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Research Impact: Introduction

Research Impact at HS/HSL

Do you want to learn more about your individual research impact, or receive a report on the impact of your research group or department? Librarians at the HS/HSL can provide publication and citation reports for individuals or groups including citation counts, h-index, citer analysis, and more. We can also advise on strategies to enhance the impact and visibility of your research.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your research impact project, submit a request here. You may contact us with additional questions at

What is Research Impact?

Research impact is a measure of the influence of your scholarly work. This can be measured in the academic impact research makes on future scientific advances and clinical practice, or in economic or societal impact. Research impact assessment can answer questions such as

  • How many times have your articles been cited, and in what context?
  • Who has cited your articles - from what institutions or countries?
  • Has your research resulted in new technology or a change in clinical practice?
  • How is your work being discussed and shared online?

Measuring your research impact can be useful for promotion and tenure, grant applications or progress reports, reporting your results to the public, and demonstrating meaningful outcomes.

Research Services

The HS/HSL's research services are designed to advance the success of UMB faculty, staff and students. Faculty librarians collaborate with you in each step of the research process: idea exploration, review of the published literature, information management, authorship, assessing the impact of research, and more.