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Finding yourself: Research Metrics

Information and tools to assist with identifying metrics associated with your publications

What are measures of esteem?

Measures of esteem may provide additional evidence of research quality and/or research capacity. These measures may be relevant for academic promotion applications.

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Preparation tips for gathering metrics include:

  • Approaching  the task systematically, one publication title and one databases/platform at a time.

  • Developing meaningful folders for data management

Definitions and Use

Terms Where to use it

Measures of Esteem include:

  • Awards & Prizes
  • Editorships
  • Holdings in Libraries
  • Influence: industry/government/public policy/community/cultural organizations
  • Membership of learned academies/statutory committees
  • International engagement
  • Partnerships
  • Patents
  • Plant breeders rights
  • Successfully acquitted research projects/research grants
  • Registered designs
  • Research commercialization income
  • Research fellowships

Measures of esteem provide additional evidence of research quality and/or research capacity. These measures may be relevant for competitive academic promotions.

Example statement for promotion and funding applications

"Widely cited and reviewed, winner of the The Royal Society Science Books Prize (2016), this book takes a innovative approach to Quantum Biology. WorldCat, a global catalogue, shows 95 international and 67 Australian library print holdings"

Note: Refer to scheme-specific rules to determine what information should be included in your promotion application.