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Introducing the Metrics Toolkit for researchers to help navigate the research metrics landscape

In these modern times, an increasing number of researchers are looking for more diverse ways to measure the impact of their research, rather than relying only on the impact factor provided by commercial citation databases. These efforts are often referred to as the use of alternative metrics. Although altmetrics has helped researchers to better their understanding of thereach of their research, it is still quite difficult to choose which of them are the most suitable for evaluating research output.

The “Force11 PitchIt” community initiative has launched a new tool called Metrics Toolkit, which “provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied,” along with “examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers.”

The Metrics Toolkit can be used in two ways: by navigating the indicators by name or by filtering the indicators according to the choices made – type of impact, research object, discipline of work.

 

You can find out more about research indicators on Metrics Toolkit.

 

Prepared by the Scientific Information Data Department of Vilnius University Library

 

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