There are many traditional measures for quantifying research impact, such as a journal’s impact factor, or an h-index for authors. But there are other measures researchers can use to help document and highlight their impact in their field and profession. These can be important to be aware of and track, especially as a means to counteract the inadequacy and bias that can exist in traditional methods. One option that has been produced is the Bernard Becker Medical Library Project: The Becker Model of Research Impact out of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Regardless how a researcher wants to measure impact, of particular usefulness from this project is a list of indicators, updated regularly, that demonstrates the vast number of different things that can be used to document evidence of biomedical research impact. Document all that you do to better promote yourself and your work.
On the Research to Action website, Laura ffrench-Constant has compiled a list of the advantages of altmetrics for researchers: