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Scholarly Communication and Research Commons: Impact

A communication portal to support research at the University of Manitoba

Research impact

Research impact is “the influence scholarly and creative enquiry has upon wider society, intended as well as unintended, immediate as well as protracted” (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences).

There are several steps you can take to improve dissemination of your research and increase your research impact:


The Library’s guide to Research Metrics outlines some of the key ways to assess impact by author, journal, or article.

Altmetrics are alternative metrics based on open online sources and can also be tracked to assess impact.

Researcher identity

Persistent researcher identifiers allow the impact of a researcher to be accurately tracked.