Increase your research impactStrategies to increase the likelihood of an article being cited,
discussed or otherwise mentioned in scientific and relevant societal
Post-print phaseWriting and publishing your scholarly article is not the final step.
To maximise your research impact you must inform everyone in your
academic and social networks about it as well. Strategies to use in the
- Use social media to discuss your article or study, focussing on special interest groups
- Share links to your abstract or publication on Academia.edu,
LinkedIn, on your website, your academic institution’s profile page,
Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- When publisher policy permits, post your article/study (or author version) to:
- Post your datasets to platforms for registration and storage of datasets, such as the Dutch Dataverse Network (DDN) - see also Research Data Management
- Create researcher IDs on platforms such as ResearcherID, ScopusID
and ORCID to ensure an unambiguous author identification to which
published articles or studies are linked.
A very nice ‘libguide’ about Visibility and Research Impact - although tailored to University of Utrecht - is: http://libguides.library.uu.nl/researchimpact
Tools and major data sources with which to track of your own research impact can be found in the: “Guidelines for Good Evaluation Practice with the ACUMEN Portfolio”
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