Evidence of impact for individual artworks often needs to be collected and managed personally. Evidence can include:
Artworks in any medium may be considered. Exhibitions of multiple artworks (as an artist and/or curator) should be treated separately
Includes music, audio, film, TV, podcasts, and video art. The impact can be difficult to demonstrate, however you can show distribution and reach by using:
Metrics for books and chapters Books and book chapter metrics can assist in measuring the reach and impact of your scholarly publishing. They can be more difficult to find than article and journal metrics, since Scopus and Web of Science are not comprehensive in their coverage and don't consistently index book chapters.
Below is an example statement for a book or chapter
Sutherland, A. (2009). The Albatross in Music and Art. Melbourne: Bird Publications.
Monograph detailing novel approach to critical evaluation used in 7 major projects. 4 reviews in major publications. Held in 33 academic libraries worldwide.
These can provide evidence of the esteem in which your publication is held by others in your discipline. These metrics may be useful for promotion, employment and grant applications. To find book reviews you can search for a book title using quotation marks in the University of South Australia Library Collection, and then filter under “Resource Type” to “Reviews”.
Library holdings can give an indication of the reach of your publication, and demonstrate that it is considered useful for teaching and research purposes. Below are some catalogues that you can search for your holdings.
Search Google Scholar to find citation metrics for book or book chapters – see below.
Other measures of impact that may be useful:
Evidence of impact can include:
Published creative writing could include fiction, poetry, screenplays, scripts, pieces of journalism, published speeches, reviews (art, books, performances) and exhibition catalogues. Evidence of the impact of these outputs can include:
Evidence of impact for the exhibitions of multiple artworks may need to be collected and managed personally. Some information may need to be sought from the venue or gallery. Impact might be demonstrated by:
Individual artworks in any medium should be treated separately
Live performances can include theatre, dance, music, spoken word performances, and performance art. Evidence of impact of performances may be demonstrated by:
Evidence can include:
The University's Research Outputs Repository aims to capture and make openly available all research outputs by staff and research students including traditional and non traditional research outputs (e.g. creative works, public exhibitions, reports etc).
To track engagement of non traditional research outputs it is important to add them to the repository and along with a DOI which you can request to have minted by the Library.
Any eligible for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) will appear on your Staff Home Page and Academic Staff Activity Report if they:
Are there people benefiting from the outcome? The University would love to hear about it.
This content has been adapted from the Guide to Research Impact for your Creative Outputs with permission from the University of Melbourne.