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

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

Training and support 

Track and measure your own metrics using the Metrics for grant or promotion applications online tutorial where you can explore and interpret your publication performance and gather evidence to demonstrate your scholarly impact and engagement.

To understand how to use metrics, research engagement and impact evidence to effectively support your grant or promotion application, we strongly recommend you attend our training:

You can also gather metrics or impact evidence available from library sources during the research impact evidence and metrics drop-in sessions we run during major NHMRC and ARC grant rounds. Drop-in session times and locations are on the library training page.

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 your request through our online form. We will respond to your request within 2 business days. Where we agree to complete your report, it will take 10 or more business days. Contents of the report will vary by discipline, career stage and purpose of the request.

We are experiencing a high volume of requests for assistance with metrics. We are prioritising reports for grants that are currently open and there may be delays in completing your report.

Visit the Training and support section on this page for other support options, online resources, and training.

Request metrics report (staff login required)

We can provide a metrics report for a single time period (e.g. whole career) which may consist of the following:

  • track record overview in Web of Science and Scopus (e.g. number of publications, citations, h-index, highly cited papers)
  • performance metrics in SciVal or InCites (e.g. Field-Weighted Citation Impact/Category Normalised Citation Impact, top papers, international collaboration, % papers in Q1 journals).
  • full list of publications in SciVal or InCites, with individual metrics for each (e.g. Number of cites, Field-Weighted Citation Impact/Category Normalised Citation Impact, Percentile in subject area etc.)
  • benchmarking against Go8, Australia, and UQ where appropriate

These reports may include different indicators for researchers in disciplines that are not strongly represented by citation metrics.

Requests for comprehensive reports will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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, roiteam@library.uq.edu.au, with the following details:

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

Research groups

Requests for group metrics should be emailed to the Research Outputs and Impact Team, roiteam@library.uq.edu.au. This may include UQ Schools, Centres and Institutes. We will contact you for further information and to discuss your request within 2 business days. Where we agree to complete your report, it will take 10 or more business days.

Include:

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

Contact your liaison librarian for expert advice.

Learn how to track and measure your own metrics with the Metrics for grant or promotion applications online tutorial.

 

  Next steps

Use metrics to provide evidence of: