Research impact is a term used to describe the influence of research. The scholarly community has developed various metrics to quantify impact at the author, article, and journal level. Dependent on the metric chosen, impact can be calculated based on engagement with the scholarly community or public at large. However, they are generally intended for understanding scholarly communications in a specific field such as High Energy Physics or Inorganic Chemistry.
Research Impact metrics, like the H-Index or Altmetrics, can help researchers demonstrate the influence of their research. Researchers can use the following toolkit to choose the best metrics to demonstrate their impact: