STOP using these USELESS or unprofessional WORDS and PHRASES in your research writing! (FREE PDFs)
Of course, we teach about, and advise on, journal selection at the Edanz Learning Lab; this is one of the most important questions researchers face throughout the academic writing and publishing journey. But what is impact, really? University around the world have been moving away from research assessments based only on journals.
Research ‘impact’ is best visualised as academic impact plus the difference your work makes to the lives of ordinary people (think: socioeconomic impact). The first of these variables (academic impact) is much easier to measure (citations, downloads, reads) but the second ….. (much harder to do, let alone measure).