Sunday, 9 February 2014

Impact Strategies - Enhancing Your Research Impact - LibGuides at Oregon Health & Science University


Distinguish Your Name & Use Unique Identifiers

Use the same version of your name on all publications.  If you have a common name, add your middle name for distinction. 

and update your Scopus Author Profile.  Scopus is a database of
peer-reviewed citations.  People use it to find articles and evaluate an
author's publication output.

for a free ORCID identifier.  ORCID gives you a persistent digital ID. 
It will distinguish you from other researchers and support linkages
between your scientific activities. 

Use a Standardized Affiliation

 For Example:

Use This:
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Oregon Health & Science University

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road

Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

United States of America

Not This:
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Optimize Your Title and Abstract

The title and abstract are the most public parts of your article.  For search engines they are also the most important parts: this is the content that's analyzed to provide search results.  

engines weigh the keywords and phrases that appear in a title.  So,
create a descriptive title that includes the most important words
relating to your topic. 

Consider the terms one would use to find articles on your subject and use them in your title.

♦ Keep in mind that people tend to search for specifics, not just one word (e.g. cancer progression, not cancer).

The frequency of a keyword will influence search results.  Use the same
keywords and phrases in both the title and abstract, repeating key

This information was adapted from Wiley-Blackwell's Optimizing Your Article for Search Engines.  Read the article for additional tips and examples.

Open Your Work!

Articles that are freely available demonstrate more readership and higher citation rates.

♦ Consider publishing in an open access journal.  Most funders, including the NIH, will pay article processing charges.  The Library's memberships with PLoS and BMC provide reduced publication charges for OHSU authors.

Submit your manuscript to PubMed Central in accordance with the NIH
Public Access Policy.  For submission instructions visit the NIH Public Access guide.

Negotiate with your publisher to retain liberal re-use rights, such as
posting the paper to a personal website and sharing copies with
colleagues.  OHSU's Scholarly Communication Librarian can help you interpret and revise your copyright agreements. 

Promote Your Work

Consider communicating about your science on blogs, websites, podcasts, and Twitter.  This guide includes an overview of social media for scientists and many great resources.

Impact Strategies - Enhancing Your Research Impact - LibGuides at Oregon Health & Science University

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