New SAGE Publishing report lays groundwork for improving social and behavioral science impact metrics

« Report kicks off initiative to help researchers demonstrate and achieve impact

While measurement of science impact has traditionally been synonymous with citation counts in academic journals, such counts fail to capture the influence that research can have on policy, practice, and the public. While the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) are uniquely positioned to make this impact and thus benefit society, their true impact is often ignored or overlooked. As a result, sustained attention is needed to help bring attention to SBS’ value. A new report out today establishes imperatives and recommended actions to improve the measurement of SBS impact. (…) »