Use research (or publication) metrics when applying for a grant or promotion. Measures include citation metrics, journal quality indicators, benchmarking, altmetrics and collaboration.

10. Get metrics

There are two ways to get metrics:

Track and measure your metrics 

We provide worksheets for UQ staff to track and measure:

  • General metrics
  • Metrics and research impact evidence for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grants.

Download metrics worksheets (staff login required)

Training and support

Attend metrics training through UQ Staff Development to understand metrics and how to track and measure them:

Contact your librarian for assistance tracking your metrics or to organise tailored training for researchers in your area.

Request a metrics report

You must have a full and accurate list of your publications in your UQ eSpace profile for us to compile a metrics report.  A curated ORCID ID is also recommended and may speed things up.  Your librarian can provide advice on this.

Individual researcher

Submit a request for a metrics report.

  • Requests take 10 or more business days to complete.
  • Contents of the report will vary by discipline, career stage and purpose of the request.

Note that the look of the Request metrics form has changed based on system updates.

Request metrics report (staff login required)
Requests for metrics reports for non-UQ researchers will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be emailed to the Research Outputs and Impact Team,, with the following details:

  • name of researcher, affiliation and ORCID ID
  • purpose of the request
  • publication time frame for report.

Research groups

Email the Research Outputs and Impact Team,, to request group metrics. This may include UQ Schools, Centres and Institutes.


  • names, affiliations (for non-UQ researchers) and ORCID IDs of the group members
  • purpose of the request
  • your timeframe.

We will contact you for further information and to discuss your request.


Contact your liaison librarian for expert advice.

  Next steps

Use metrics to provide evidence of: