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.

Ground and Aerial Robots for Agricultural Production: Opportunities and Challenges (1-year report)

Food Biofortification—Reaping the Benefits of Science to Overcome Hidden Hunger (1-year report)

The Importance of Communicating Empirically Based Science for Society (1-year report)

Agriculture and the Microbiome (1-year report)

Impacts on Human Health and Safety of Naturally Occurring and Supplemental Hormones in Food Animals (1-year report)

Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets (18-month report)

Stewardship Challenges for New Pest Management Technologies in Agriculture (18-month report)

Producing Food Products from Cultured Animal Tissues (18-month report)

Impact of Recruitment and Retention of Food Animal Veterinarians on the U.S. Food Supply (18-month report)

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