Research Impact Challenge

Libraries Research Impact Challenge

Increase the impact and reach of your scholarly research by participating in the University Libraries' annual Research Impact Challenge. The challenge takes place over 5 days during the fall semester and will help you learn more about citation metrics, altmetrics, and other methods by completing daily challenges.

Advantages of increasing your research impact and reach

By participating in the challenges, you will learn more about telling the story of how your scholarly research impacts your field, the community, and the world, which is an important part of increasing and maintaining your scholarly reputation. Demonstrating research impact helps to show the importance of your work, and how it affects and influences different communities within your discipline and outside of it. Sharing your research widely also helps to raise the profile of UNLV as a whole. 

For further reading and resources related to the challenge, please visit our Demonstrate Impact and Manage Your Scholarly Reputation resource guide.

2022 Research Impact Challenge

The 2022 Research Impact Challenge took place from October 3 - 7, 2022 and is now completed. However, the daily challenges will remain open for the rest of the academic year to allow for anyone to access and do the challenges on their own.

These daily challenges will help you to:

  • Curate your online presence
  • Make your scholarly works more discoverable and accessible
  • Leverage the tools and services available through the University Libraries to tell your research’s story and demonstrate its impact
  • Track citations and other mentions of your scholarship

Check back soon for next year’s challenge!

Daily challenges

Day 1: Register for your ORCID iD

Day 2: Share your research in Digital Scholarship@UNLV

Day 3: Track Your Citations with Google Scholar

Day 4: Find the Metrics Best for You with Metrics Toolkit

Day 5: Putting it all together

If you have any questions, need assistance with a daily challenge, or want to learn more about ways to increase the reach and impact of your scholarship, please reach out to Christina Miskey, Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure, at

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