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How to maximize impact and visibility in bibliometric analysis: tips - Tampere University of Technology


How to maximize impact and visibility in bibliometric analysis: tips

The content and quality are essential in assessing the impact and
significance of the publication. Here you can find some tips how to make
your work and research results more visible and influential.

Select the language of your publication according to your audience

Think about what is your audience, and select an appropriate journal
that publishes in that language. Selecting a suitable language and will
help you to reach your potential audience.

Publication channel

Journals with high impact covered by the indexing service Thomson
Reuters Web of Science tend to be read and cited. Most bibliometric
analyses are conducted using the Web of Science database. Publish in
Finnish Publication Forum journals at level 2 and 3.

Impacts scores

The impact scores will give you an indication of the average number
of citations articles in the journal receive. Publishing in a highly
cited journal increases the possibility of your publication being cited.
Impact scores are for instance Web of Science Impact Factor or SNIP by
Scopus database. You can check the scores in journal catalogs.
Publication Froum level is also an important indicator for the prestige
of the journal.


Studies have shown that copublished publications tend to gather more citations according to the list below

1. industry-university copublications
2. international copublications
3. domestic copublications
4. authors only from one organisation
Publication type

Review articles are cited 2,5 times more than original research
articles. Also methodological articles are cited often. International
databases (WoS, Scopus) cover scientific journals comprehensively.
Conference articles, books and reports are not covered as
comprehensively. You should consider utilising further your research
data so that it can be published in an international scientific
peer-review journal and receive a larger audience.

Open Access publishing

Open Access publishing increases the visibility of publications,
making them more likely to be cited. Parallel publish in the TUT DPub
institutional repository if your publisher allows it. Some funders may
require Open Access publishing.

Publisher and the choice of a journal

If you intend to publish in a journal by a publisher you are not familiar with, check some things before the decision

  • is journal indexed in journal catalogs Ulrich’s/DOAJ/JCR/Scopus
  • does journal have an ISSN number
  • copyright policies of the journal
  • are there noted researchers in the editorial board
  • are researchers in your field publishing in this journal
  • Open access policy and embargo
Publication title and metadata

The title of the publication should be easy to understand,
informative and specific enough. You should include the most relevant
terms in your abstract to make the publication easier to find by search
engines. Pay attention also to the keywords.

Researcher identification

Use the same format for your name consistently and use researcher
identifiers: ORCID, ResearchID. Check your publications from
international databases and get in contact with the service provider if
there are mistakes in your publication information.


State your contact information clearly in the publication. Enter the
name of the university first and use the following format: University,
Faculty, Department, City, Country. For example: Tampere University of
Technology, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Tampere, Finland.

Register your publications in TUT Portfolio database

Publication data recorded in TUT Portfolio database is used in
performance based evaluation at the university and in the national
publication data callection by the Ministry of Education and Culture,
which also imports the data into the national publication data portal
Juuli and national statistics.

Learn about publishing

Join the library at Author Seminar events oragnized with publishers
for useful information about the publishing process. There 1-2 events
per year.

Networking at events and online

At conferences and other meetings you can network with people working
in the same field of reserach. Make your publications visible with
online services such as LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Mendeley, Twitter and
Microsoft Academic Search. Refer to your publications with unique
identifiers such as DOI.


Kronman, Ulf. 2011. Guide to Scientific Publication Management for
Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Version 1.0. 21 p.

TUT Bibliometric report 2005-2010

Updated by: Sanna Kumpulainen, 13.01.2016 10:20.

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How to maximize impact and visibility in bibliometric analysis: tips - Tampere University of Technology

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