STEMskiller: Skill Set Map for Mentors of Early Career Researchers

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP: Academic/scholarly publishing

Visibility and research impact


Academic institutions use various metrics to evaluate research performance. These metrics are also used when evaluating researchers for awards, grants, and other funding possibilities. Mentors should make early career researchers aware that the development of this "research portfolio" of results through time is critically important for long-term academic career development, though aspects of the research impact process and the form of required visibility itself are at times disputed and may change over time. 

Useful resources on Visibility and research impact:

PhD On Track. (n.d.). Citation impact.

Describes limitations of current assessment metrics while defining journal ranking, h-index, and other aspects of research impact assessment.

Tags: IPS WC; CompQ; CompTS; CompGS

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1.3.6. Visibility and research impact


Author: Stephanie Krueger

Peer Reviewer(s): None

Last Updated: october 26, 2021


Editor: Stephanie Krueger Last modified: 26.10. 2021 14:10