How to Maximize Your Impact
Create and use an Author identifierUsing an author ID will help distinguish you from other researchers,
assist you in disambiguating your work from the work of others, and make
it much easier to ensure that all your research output is grouped
Build a Researcher profile and/or join a Research networkBuilding your academic profile online can help increase your
visibility, establish your area of expertise, highlight your research
interests, and assist you in finding potential collaborators. By
creating and managing your own profile, you provide and promote accurate
and complete information about your research and career.
There are a variety of profile platforms available with slightly different focuses.
- Academia.edu (free)
- LinkedIn (free)
profile is similar to an online CV. You can search LinkedIn for people
in particular fields of work or with a particular affiliation.
- Mendeley (free)
networking element. Researchers can create profiles and build and share
their libraries of citations. Mendeley tracks how often citations are
saved to libraries as a type of altmetric.
- ResearchGate (free)
collaboration, and some altmetrics. It also has active Q and A forums
where you can get help and advice.
Ways to enhance and maximize your research impact and visibility:
- Network and publicize your research on social media and other services such as Twitter and Kudos.
- Share your data.
- Evaluate and select where to publish
- Share an early version (pre-print) of your paper (arXiv, RePEc, SSRN, bioRxiv etc.).
- Track and verify your peer review work using publons.
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