Metrics about publications are the most widley used measure of research impact. There are a number of metrics that contribute to this category, including:
A word on Snowball Metrics
Snowball metrics are a defined set of metrics, that aim to inform all areas of research activity. Agreeing methodologies, which can be consistently applied to research management information, creates consistency and facilitates benchmarking between peer institutions. This helps to establish a reliable foundation for institutional strategic decision making to complement existing approaches.
As you work through this guide you will see the Snowball metric icon, indicating that the particular metric is based on
Although originally initiated within the United Kingdom, an Australia / New Zealand working group of eight institutions has been formed.
More information on Snowball Metrics can be found here.