Publication Impact Reports

Impact data for each CAST publication is tracked and reported on at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after the paper releases. At 2 years, the impact report is considered “final” and we no longer continue tracking unless there is a special request. Categories that are currently being tracked are: 1. Release/Rollout (a summary of the rollout day, presentations, speakers, attendees, etc.), 2. Press Release (contact and media pickup results), 3. Comments Received (direct email comments sent to staff or authors), 4. Follow-On Activities (additional deliverables after release such as video, translations, CAST blogs, interviews, and invitations to speak), 5. Direct and Indirect Paper Distribution (stats on downloads, printed copies distributed, and sites that post the paper), 6. Articles and Web Mentions (original articles on the paper or topic with reference and/or links to the paper), 7. Paper Citations (reports or papers that cite the CAST paper), and 8. Social Media (pickups in social media related to the paper and references in Friday Notes).

Below are links to impact reports for recently released CAST publications. Final 2-year reports can be found on each publication webpage.

Food Loss and Waste, a paper in the series on The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050 (6-month report)

Impact of Free-Range Poultry Production Systems on Animal Health, Human Health, Productivity, Environment, Food Safety, and Animal Welfare Issues (1-year report)

Genome Editing in Agriculture: Methods, Applications, and Governance (1-year report)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Health Benefits and Dietary Recommendations (1-year report)

Scientific, Ethical, and Economic Aspects of Farm Animal Welfare (1-year report)

Regulatory Barriers to the Development of Innovative Agricultural Biotechnology by Small Businesses and Universities (1-year report)

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