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Making an impact and measuring the impact of your research

Research Impact

This guide is about making an impact with your research. You'll find information on how to choose the right places in which to publish and how to establish your personal profile (making an impact) as well as how to find out who has read your work and how often it has been cited (measuring your impact).

Research Metrics Overview

Librarian Quick Reference Cards for Research Impact Metrics

Getting started

A few things to consider before submitting your work for publication:

  • Make all your publications count by being consistent in the form of your name.
  • Use the agreed form of the institution’s name (Newcastle University) and your research group
  • Discuss co-authoring  and the order of names
  • Read the Author guidelines to make sure you comply with requirements for individual publications
  • Be aware of Copyright issues, both as a producer (your rights) and a consumer of information (other's rights)
  • Consider the ethics of making multiple submissions

Staying current

Find out how to keep up to date with who is citing your work by clicking on the Alerts tab.

Stay abreast of new developments in "research impact" by clicking on the News and Info tab. Here you'll find links to further reading on scholarly communication issues as well as newsfeeds on the topic

Things to do

Obtaining an ISBN for a Newcastle University publication

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.

From January 2007, it changed from a 10 to a 13 digit number which corresponds to a book's relevant barcode number.

ISBN Format
The four parts of an ISBN are as follows:

  • Group or country identifier which identifies a national or geographic grouping of publishers;
  • Publisher identifier which identifies a particular publisher within a group;
  • Title identifier which identifies a particular title or edition of a title;
  • Check digit is the single digit at the end of the ISBN which validates the ISBN.

Obtaining an ISBN
For information on obtaining an ISBN for Newcastle University publications, contact

The address for the International Standard Book Numbering Agency in the UK is:

ISBN & SAN Agencies
3rd Floor
Midas House
62,Goldsworth Road,
GU21 6LQ