Strategies for increasing impact
increasing impact are listed below:
- Visibility: Make it easy for others to access your work by publishing in an Open Access journal
and/or maximize the exposure of your publications by depositing open access versions in Spectrum, Concordia University’s Institutional Research
Repository. Papers in Spectrum are indexed by Google Scholar,
potentially increasing your citation impact.
- Usability: Deposit your original research data into a repository. If another researcher uses your
data in their own research, there’s a good chance that they’ll be citing your work. For more
information on data deposition and granting agency requirements, please see Concordia Library's Research Data
- Accessibility: When sharing your work with others, be sure to provide a stable, persistent link
to your content. The best way to do this is through your document’s DOI. See our guide on creating a permanent link
to your article using its DOI.
- Search engine optimization: Online publishing and dissemination is changing the way researchers
write articles. To be spotted, articles must be structured with search engines in mind.
- Include important keywords in your abstract and title (the text fields most usually searched
- Avoid unnecessarily flowery language if possible.
- Get counted: When publishing always use the same name variant. Your
publication impact profile (particularly for journal articles) may be misrepresented when:
- Authors alternate between using middle initials and/or shortened versions of their first names.
- You publish under multiple names e.g. female authors marry and switch to publishing under their married name or
- Your papers are difficult to identify from those by authors with a similar name in citation
- Use a constant name syntax when publishing where possible and consider creating a researcher
- When publishing always use the same institutional name variant, including the complete
University address when submitting your manuscript for publication, as the address of the affiliation field is
often used to retrieve publication outputs.
- "Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency" by Ebrahim et al.
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