This guide reviews publication data and how it can be used to demonstrate performance and impact. Publication data is more than just raw numbers and can be used to add contextual background for tenure or grant purposes and in some instances, illustrated to tell a more compelling story based on research activities. For examples of illustration of publication data, see: The Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study and Its Impact.
Also see Research Impact for more information on impact.
Publishing and evaluation services are available for individuals, departments, programs or divisions. Examples of services are noted below. For more information, please contact Cathy Sarli or Amy Suiter.
Performance and Impact Assessment
Recruitment & Tenure
Why is Publication Data Useful?
What Stories Can Publication Data Tell?
Using Publication Data to Demonstrate Productivity and Impact
Do you need to provide a report on your publications or include an impact statement in a grant renewal? This presentation will review how to use library databases to create reports and images to demonstrate productivity and impact for tenure, grant renewals or applications, among others. Presentations can be customized for a specific group and investigators.
Contact Cathy Sarli if you would like to schedule a presentation.
The authors of this guide are Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MS, and Cathy C. Sarli. This libguide is based on a CE Course presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine: Quantifying the Worth of My Publications for Promotions and Grants: Measures of Academic Currency.
Dr. Carpenter is Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, and Director, Evidence Based Medicine, at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For more information on Dr. Carpenter, please see:
Publication metrics are measures of productivity/performance, quality, and impact/influence based on publication data and social or public engagement activity. Assessment can be done on the following levels:
Publication data includes the following elements: