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ORCID is a free, non-profit author ID service. If you register, you will be assigned a unique, persistent identifier. This will enable you to distinguish yourself from every other researcher and avoid any confusion over authorship.


Bibliometrics is the use of quantitative measures to assess academic publications (e.g. h-index and Impact Factor). 

It can help you demonstrate the importance of your research and decide where to publish. It also features in international university league tables.

Open Access

Open access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Many studies have shown that it increases research impact. Information about how to make your papers OA is available in the OA LibGuide.

Further Information

MyRI: Measuring your Research Impact was produced by the libraries at Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth and University College Dublin (UCD) and provides a comprehensive overview of bibliometrics.