Evidence of Impact

Once a scholarly work has been published, indicators of its influence may include, but are not limited to, the following. It is understood that, in many cases, it can take time for a scholar’s work to achieve such influence.

  • citations and discussions by other scholars
  • indexing in research databases, including those focusing on disciplines other than philosophy, if applicable
  • reviews in scholarly journals (while reviews in more prominent venues carry more weight, all reviews should be considered signs of a work’s influence)
  • translations into foreign languages
  • reprints and subsequent editions
  • awards 
  • invitations the author receives to give lectures and presentations at universities and scholarly gatherings
  • invitations the author receives to contribute to, or to serve on the editorial board of, scholarly journals
  • requests the author receives to review submissions for academic presses, journals, and conferences