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

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. 

What you'll gain from the challenge

  • Learn to tell the story of your research's impact on your field, the community, and the world.
  • Discover valuable resources to help navigate career milestones such as graduation, job searches, funding applications, and tenure reviews.
  • An understanding of how to demonstrate the impact of your research using a variety of methods

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

2023 Research Impact Challenge

Each day during the week of September 25 - 29, 2023, there will be a new daily challenge for you to complete.

  • Completing each daily task is optional - you can complete one day’s challenge, a few days, or complete them all.
  • Participate in optional daily events (such as workshops) and bonus challenges tied to each challenge.
  • Once you’ve completed that day’s challenge, fill out our Google Form to let us know that you’ve participated.

Participants will be entered to win a prize package, which includes:

  • University Libraries’ swag
  • ORCID swag
  • Your scholarship featured on the Digital Scholarship@UNLV homepage
  • Your scholarship will be showcased on University Libraries’ social media
  • The winner will also be announced in UNLV Today.

Each day you register your participation, your name is entered to win the prize package, which increases your chances of winning.

These daily challenges will help you

  • 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

Daily challenges

Check back during the week of the challenge to find out what this year's challenges will be!


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, Research Impact Librarian, at

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