Sunday, 15 February 2015

Professor Dr Christine Pascal top tips for researchers and authors in the field


Strategies to improve research visibility and impact

  • Publicise yourself and your research; for example, put a message and hyperlink to the article in your Email signature box.
  • Write a review, reviews are more likely to be cited than original research papers.
  • Promote and present your work at
    conferences, with colleagues and through your student body. Persuade the
    organizers of a meeting or conference to make publicly available the
    presentations made at meetings; not just the published abstracts.
  • Set up a web site devoted to your work
    and research projects and post links to manuscripts of publications,
    conference abstracts, and supplemental materials such as images,
    illustrations, slides, specimens, and progress reports on the site.
  • Ideas travel through networks and relationships. Build on these and be opportunistic.
  • Use your Facebook account, blogs, and social networks. Start a blog devoted to the research project.
  • Consider communicating information about
    your research via Twitter. Twitter provides an efficient platform for
    communicating and consuming science.
  • Take advantage of SEO (search engine
    optimization) tips to enhance retrieval of your research project web
    site by search engines. Work with your webmaster to make sure your web
    page titles describe the content of the web page and include the name of
    your research project. Include meta tags in the page header section
    that include appropriate keywords to describe the content of the page.
    Search engines look at this “hidden” content and use it to determine
    search results page rankings.
  • Research is not just text and figures.
    Create a podcast describing the research project and submit the podcast
    to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Issue press releases for significant
    findings and partner with the organisational media office to deliver
    findings to local media outlets.
  • Provide seminars to other institutions/scientists, policy makers, practitioners to discuss the research project.
  • Consider discussing the results of your
    research with policy-makers and other governing bodies that issue
    policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Sign up for other social networking
    sites to increase your visibility and connect with colleagues. Some
    useful sites are ResearcherID or LinkedIn. Sites such as Nature Network
    allow and encourage interaction between users. Social network tools
    provide a forum for disseminating your research, promoting discussion of
    your work, sharing scientific information, and forming new

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