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

9. Boost your metrics

Be more visible

  1. Join Kudos, a platform to help you reach a broader audience
  2. Make your publications open access
  3. Submit your publications to UQ eSpace
  4. Engage with stakeholders and research end-users.

Establish your researcher identity

  1. Get an ORCID iD — populate and use it, put it on your email signature
  2. Set up other identifiers and profiles relevant to your discipline.

Share your data

  1. Deposit your research data (or a record of your research data) in UQ eSpace
  2. Assign an appropriate license to the data
  3. Associate your publications with the research data.

Use a publishing strategy

  1. Choose the right journal
  2. Use terminology appropriate to your field
  3. Use your institution's standardised affiliation format when submitting publications.

Contact your liason librarian for expert advice.

  Next steps

Use metrics to provide evidence of: