Impact

Blog posts and resources demonstrating the impact of the social and behavioral sciences in policy , society and academe.

When Talking Broader Impact, Which Websites Do We Value?

Reporting on their recent survey of websites cited in REF 2014 impact case studies, Kayvan Kousha, Mike Thelwall and Mahshid Abdoli, discuss which websites are most commonly used as supporting evidence for impact and how these vary across academic disciplines.

3 months ago
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Refugee Studies Centre Honored with ESRC Impact Prize

Led by professor Alexander Betts of University of Oxford, ESRC-funded researchers have drawn international attention to the key role played by refugee-led organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a rapid change in global policy and providing vital assistance to more than 100,000 of the most vulnerable refugees.

4 months ago
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Paths diverge in woods

Would You Forego Citations for Journal Status?

Presenting evidence from a new analysis of business and management academics, the authors explore how journal status is valued by these academics and the point at which journal status becomes more prized than academic influence.

4 months ago
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Take the Survey: SAGE Explores Impact of Academic Research Outside Academe

SAGE Publishing, the parent of Social Science Space, is encouraging social and behavioral science researchers to take a short survey on how they approach research that makes an impact outside of academia. Results of the survey are for research purposes only will be reported publicly in a future white paper.

6 months ago
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