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.

Interpreting Pesticide Residues in Food (6-month report)

Protecting Food Animal Gene Pools for Future Generations (6-month report)

Reducing the Impacts of Agricultural Nutrients on Water Quality across a Changing Landscape (1-year report)

Enabling Open-source Data Networks in Public Agricultural Research (1-year report)

Aquifer Depletion and Potential Impacts on Long-term Irrigated Agricultural Productivity (1-year report)

Food Loss and Waste, a paper in the series on The Need for Agricultural Innovation to Sustainably Feed the World by 2050 (18-month report)

Impact of Free-Range Poultry Production Systems on Animal Health, Human Health, Productivity, Environment, Food Safety, and Animal Welfare Issues (18-month report)

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