Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation FrequencyJournal Reputation and Impact:
publishing a paper in a journal based on disciplinary reputatation or
with a high impact factor is the most well known way of getting your
paper cited. But there are many other things a scholar can do to promote
his or her work and make it easy for others to find.
Utilize Open Access Tools:
Open Access journals tend to be cited more than non open access.
Deposit your paper in a repository such as Scholars Archive here on
campus or a disciplinary repository. Share your detailed research data
in a repository.
Standarize Identifying Info:
try to use the same name throughout your career as well as the name of
your affiliated insitution. Using common "official" names will allow for
consistency and easy retrieval of your work by author or affiliation.
Bring Colleagues on Board:
team-authored articles are cited more frequently, as does publishing
with international authors. Working cross-or inter-disciplinarily helps
Beef Up That Paper:
use more references, publish a longer paper. Also papers which are
published elsewhere after having been rejected are cited more
Beyond Peer-Reviewed Original Research: Write a review paper. Present a working paper. Write and disseminate web-based tutorials on your topic.
use keywords in the abstract and assign them to the manuscript. Use
descriptive titles that utilize the obvious terms searchers would use to
look for your topic, avoiding questions in the title. Select a journal
that is indexed in the key library databases for your field.
create a key phrase that describes your research career and use it.
Update your professional web page and publication lists frequently. Link
to your latest and greatest article in your professional email
Utliize Social Media:
Use author profiles such as ResearcherID and ORCID. Contribute to
Wikipedia, start a blog and/or podcast, join academic social media
From: Ebrahim, N.A., et al.
(2013). Effective strategies for increasing citation frequency.
International Education Studies, 6(11), 93-99. doi:10.5539/ies.v6n11p93
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