Thursday, 30 July 2020

Promoting research

Social Sciences

Promoting research


Some ideas to try

Universities are increasingly ranked by their research so promoting
it is important. Citation count is one measurement of research ranking,
not a perfect one but it makes up 30% of the score for Times World
University rankings and 20% of QS World University rankings.

Of course, the most important thing is to produce good research and
none of the ideas below are guaranteed to increase interest in your work
but they do work for some people so choose the ones which are likely to
work for you and have a go at increasing the visibility of your


  • Collaborate?papers with multiple authors tend to be cited more,
    especially if you can use international collaborators or people with a
    strong reputation in your field. Collaborating across disciplines also
    often attracts high citations. There are some tips on collaborating in
    this article from Science.
Writing Tips

  • Choose a good title. Question type titles seem to attract less citations than other types of title. This article from the LSE Impact blog gives some ideas.
  • Repeat key phrases in your abstract as this will help search engines
    to pick up your article?though still keep in mind that you are writing
    for humans and the abstract needs to attract people to read on.
  • Articles with plenty of references tend to attract a high number of
    citations. It is usually acceptable to cite your own work as long as it
    is relevant.
Finding the right journal

  • In many subjects it is important to find a journal with a high
    impact factor.  Our subscription to Journal Citation Reports will allow
    you to find out what this is for the journals you are considering and to
    compare journals for your subject.  Scopus also offer a similar
  • Our guide to finding impact factors
  • You could also consider the journal aims, scope, how well known the
    editorial board are and whether it is indexed in the major databases for
    your subject. Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory will give you this information.
Optimize your research for search engines

  • Choose good keywords whenever you are given the chance to,
    either within your article or in any repository you put it in. Use
    current buzzwords if these are appropriate and consider how others might
    search for your article.
  • This advice from Elsevier may be helpful.
Open Access

  • Making your work open access can make it more visible and there is some evidence
    that open access articles are cited more. You can make your work open
    access by paying an article processing charge if you have funding or by
    depositing in a repository. Information on apcs for RCUK funded research
    is at
  • Make sure you deposit your work in Cronfa
    as that will be required for the next REF. Cronfa aims to make articles
    visible to Google Scholar and other search tools. In some subject areas
    there are well known repositories where you can put your work. OpenDOAR has a listing. There is usually nothing to prevent you from depositing in more than one repository though you do need to check your publisher?s copyright policy. 
  • If you have data which accompanies your article, consider making
    this publicly available as that can also increase citations of your
    article. Some information on data management is available in Collaborate.

  • Take the chance to attend and speak at conferences - some ideas for finding funding. 
    One suggestion is to take along copies of your paper and leave them as
    handouts which may encourage people to read and cite it.
  • Try social media as a means of promotion. Although not everyone is
    comfortable with this there is evidence that using Twitter, blogs,
    podcasts and tools like Research Gate and Mendeley can help to get you
    known and increase the chances of your work being used and cited. Our
    guides to social media and social networking for researchers will help you get started.
Your identity

  • Use a unique identifier such as an ORCID
    ID to make sure that you can be distinguished from people with a
    similar name. There are other options such as  Researcher ID though
    ORCID is becoming the most widely known. Adding your ORCID to university systems
    will show you how to put your ORCID in the university ABW system.
  • Make sure you are consistent in the form of your name that you use
    in publications and use the university name in full as  this can help to
    identify you.
How can I find out where I am cited?

  • There are various tools available? Web of Science, Scopus and Google
    Scholar are the main ones. Our guides will help with these:  Who is citing my work: WOS and Scopus
    and Who is citing my work: Google Scholar
  • You can also set up alerts to keep you informed when someone cites your work. Details of how to do this are in Who is citing my work: alerts
Claim all your publications

  • It is not uncommon for databases to make mistakes and attribute
    articles to the wrong person or institution.  It is worth taking the
    time to search Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar to make sure
    that all your papers are correct and attributed to you. 
  • Keeping an up to date list of publications will help you to keep an
    eye on this. If you use RIS / Cronfa to do this your staff page will
    automatically be up to date but if you maintain your own lists take the
    time to make sure that people can find out about your latest work.
Use the full university address

  • It is important that your work can be traced back to Swansea
    University. Using an address such as Singleton Hospital or a research
    group without the university name and address can risk your work not
    being credited to the university when rankings are worked out.

Promoting research
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- Researcher Profiles - University Of Southern Queensland
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- Increase Your Citation Rates - What Is Bibliometrics - Leeds University Library
 Source: Increase your citation rates You can raise your research profile in a number of ways. Here are some suggestions, based on a literature review on improving citation counts, conducted...

- Improving Your Citations
 Source: Improving your citationsThere are a number of ways to improve your citation rate. Where and how you publishMaking your research available as open access...

- Increase The Visibility Of Your Research - Bibliometrics And Altmetrics: Measuring The Impact Of Knowledge - Guides For The Umd Community At University Of Maryland Libraries
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- Academic Search Engine Optimization
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Social Sciences

Improve your Research Visibility and Impact in 2020

Improve your Research Visibility and Impact in 2020

Increasing the visibility of researcher profiles and research works has become an essential skill for early career researchers. Take this chance to learn more about the latest developments on author profiles and research impact to boost your research visibility in the scholarly community.

Here are some useful updates to author profiles in Web of Science, ORCID, journal impact factor and open access.

  • Author profile in Web of Science [New]

    Web of Science has recently made available an Author Record page for authors to easily maintain their publications in Web of Science Core Collection thus allowing more accurate citation metrics. As an author, you can claim the ownership of your Author Record and sync the publications to Publons to make them more visible. Learn more through our guide Web of Science Author Record.
  • ORCID profile

    Have you added your latest publications to ORCID? ORCID now also allows adding works by DOI and PubMed ID. Making sure that your publication list in your ORCID is up to date will allow others to read your new works. Revisit the ways of adding works to ORCID or create a new ORCID account if you do not have one yet.
  • Journal Impact

    Publishing in known journals in a subject field makes your publications more visible to the right audience and journal Impact Factor (IF) is one established metric to identify known journals in a research area. The 2018 journal Impact Factor has been released in this June. Check the latest IF for your favourite journals via Journal Citation Reports and learn more about journal metrics on different platforms.
  • Open Access

    In 2018, 19% of publications by PolyU authors were published in Open Access (OA) journals*. Making your publications open access increases the visibility of your works. As an author you may come across questions like how to identify “good” OA journals and how to deal with the licensing issues. Learn more about publishing in OA journals and Creative Commons licenses.
    * Based on Scopus data as of Nov 2019.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Quantitative and Qualitative bibliometric scope toward the Synthesis of Rose Oxide as a Natural Product in perfumery

. 2020 Jul 22.
doi: 10.2174/1872208314666200722161044. Online ahead of print.

Quantitative and Qualitative bibliometric scope toward the Synthesis of Rose Oxide as a Natural Product in perfumery



Rose Oxide is a monoterpene along with cyclic ether used in fragrance to produce rosy notes, in general, there are 4 stereoisomeric structures of the Rose Oxide, which the cis-configured Rose Oxide has a very unique and strong note in perfumery. In this review, several approaches were reported on account of the Rose Oxide applied in perfumery from 1864 to 2019 via quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Keywords: 4-Methyl-2-(2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran; Citronellol; Cyclic ether; Natural product; Perfume; Rose Oxide; Rose oil.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies.

Nordin, Norfarah; Khalid, Siti-Nabiha Abdul; Samsudin, Mohd Ali; Ale Ebrahim, Nader (2020): Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies. figshare. Journal contribution.

Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies

Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies

  • Norfarah Nordin Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Siti-Nabiha Abdul Khalid
  • Nader Ale Ebrahim
  • Mohd Ali Samsudin


There is a wide collection of journal articles and academic discourse on family firms’ social capital. However, the focus on the comprehensive synthesis of the collections is limited. The lack of efforts to synthesize the issue of family firms’ social capital focuses on emerging economies further limiting the utility of the literature. Despite the various differences between family firms in developed and emerging economies; no attempt was undertaken to separate the different insights and issues between the two different contexts. Thus, this article focusing on emerging economies is an attempt to bridge this gap in the literature. Consequently, to provide a review on researches that focus on family firm’s social capital in emerging economies, Bibliometric analysis is used to provide quantitative insights. The qualitative insights are generated from a systematic literature review. Journal articles are retrieved as data to achieve these objectives. The time frame of literature extraction is from 1960 to the year 2018. Data is extracted from WOS and Scopus indexed database yielding 288 documents. After manual scrutinizing the content, only 31 (10.8%) of the cited literature is on the family firm social capital related issue. The paper finds that there is an increasing trend in the number of family firms’ social capital study in the context of the emerging economies. The highly cited articles are published by Deephouse and Jaskiewicz (2013) in the Journal of Management Studies with 179 citations, and Khavul et al. (2009) in the Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice with 140 citations. The findings provide a collection of evidence about the focus, variables, and theories used from credible sources of the family firms’ social capital studies.

Research paper

Keywords: Social capital; socioemotional wealth; family firm; emerging economies; Bibliometric; systematic review 

Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Nordin, N., Abdul Khalid, S., Ale Ibrahim, N., & Samsudin, M. A. (2020). Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, 8(1), 144–179

Jul 22, 2020
How to Cite
NORDIN, Norfarah et al. Bibliometric Analysis of Publication Trends in Family Firms’ Social Capital in Emerging Economies. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 144-179, july 2020. ISSN 2345-4695. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 july 2020.

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