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30+ Tips on how to improve your research impact : PhD Day 2016 Talk @UMCG


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Talk on PhD-Day 2016, September 16th 2016
Together with an overview of the worldwide ranking of universities, plus an insight in the “battle” for the researcher, you will get 30+ tips on how to possibly improve your research impact.
The tips will involve practical actions to be taken before ánd after publishing your research. Scientific communication does not stop áfter publishing your research paper. Many strategies can be used to draw attention to your research, to try and improve the reach, and possibly even, the impact of it long-term. Innovations in scholarly communications, like the use of alternative (web)tools, are changing the research environment. It needs an open and more pro-active role of the researcher.
The use of research profiles, author identifiers, open access & data, social media and altmetrics, are just a few topics that will be addressed in this talk.

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30+ Tips on how to improve your research impact : PhD Day 2016 Talk @UMCG

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  3. 3. PROMOTEFORIMPACT! H O W T O I M P R O V E Y O U R R E S E A R C H I M P A C T : 3 0 + T I P S Guus van den Brekel Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen PhD Day 2016 September 16th
  4. 4. W H Y ? • Performance funding policy UMCG • The "Worldwide Race on Ranking of Universities" • The "Universal Battle for the Researchers" (and their citations)
  5. 5. H O W T O I M P R O V E Y O U R R E S E A R C H C I T A T I O N S : 3 0 + T I P S • BEFORE Publishing • AFTER Publishing
  6. 6. B E F O R E P U B L I S H I N G ( W H I L E W R I T I N G ) • WHAT to INCLUDE in article? • WHAT to publish • WHERE to publish • HOW to publish • WHO to publish with
  7. 7. WHAT to INCLUDE in article • Use unique name ( if possible), and consistently throughout your career • Use the standardized institutional affiliation, using no abbreviations ( "University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen") • Repeat key phrases in the abstract while writing naturally • Assign keywords to the manuscript ( MESH, Web of Science ...) • Use more references • Publish a longer paper • Papers with a larger number of "callouts" are likely to get a higher number of citations • Avoid using a question type of title • Get an ORCID ID, connect it to PURE and use it consistantly in all articles B E F O R E P U B L I S H I N G ( W H I L E W R I T I N G )
  8. 8. "Numbers are meaningless in themselves; they are windows into exploring article reception" Kathy Christian on #altmetrics: #ISMTE2016
  9. 9. WHAT to publish • Write a review paper • Present a working paper ( before & after articles are published) B E F O R E P U B L I S H I N G ( W H I L E W R I T I N G )
  10. 10. WHERE to publish • Publish in a journal with high impact • Publish across disciplines • Publish in journals everyone in your discipline reads • Publish in a journal that is included in many abstracting & indexing services B E F O R E P U B L I S H I N G ( W H I L E W R I T I N G ) Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, InCites
  11. 11. HOW to publish I N C R E A S E S C I T A T I O N R A T E S B E F O R E P U B L I S H I N G ( W H I L E W R I T I N G ) • The Open Access Citation Advantage Service
  12. 12. WHO to publish with • publish with international authors across multiple institutions • Team-authored articles get cited more • Publish papers with Nobel laureates ;-) • Collaborate with corporate sector B E F O R E P U B L I S H I N G ( W H I L E W R I T I N G )
  13. 13. S C H O L A R L Y C O M M U N I C A T I O N D O E S N O T S T O P A F T E R P U B L I S H I N G Y O U R A R T I C L E
  14. 14. • Profile • Disseminate • Promote • Track & engage • Post-publication peer review
  15. 15. P R O F I L E • Make a unique phrase that reflects your research interest & use it throughout your career • Keep your corporate & professional profile pages & publication lists up to date • Get an ORCID ID, connect it to PURE and use it consistantly in all articles • Use online CV option in PURE • Use academic social networking sites ( ResearchGate, Academia, Mendeley, Google Scholar, ImpactStory...
  16. 16. D I S S E M I N A T E • Self-archive articles and research output (PURE, post-print, pdf, open access repository) • Share your research data ( open data) • Publicize yourself ( link your latest articles to your email signature)
  17. 17. P R O M O T E • Start a blog ( Wordpress, Blogger are extremely good indexed in major search engines • Use Linkedin to promote • Use SEO techniques on corporate & institute websites • Contribute to Wikipedia • Create a podcast, screencast or video and publish on YouTube, Vimeo ... • Use Twitter & Other social media to share your findings • Use DOI's in all communications
  18. 18. T R A C K A N D E N G A G E • Set alerts on new citations • Track "mentions" about your articles on the Web (Altmetrics) • Engage in discussions on the web and in • Post publication peer review sites
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  20. 20. P O S T P U B L I C A T I O N P E E R R E V I E W • Pubmed Commons • PubPeer • Frontiers • Open Review (ResearchGate) •
  21. 21. 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication
  22. 22. ImpactStory Guide
  23. 23. ImpactStory Guide
  24. 24. U S E D S O U R C E S • The Open Access Citation Advantage Service • Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency by Nader Ale Ebrahim act_id=2344585 • • 101 Innovations in scholary communications :survey • Elsevier "Effective strategies for increasing citation"
  25. 25. Researcher Guide startpage profile - Pure & MyUniversity - ORCID & id's - Scholar -Rebelmouse Social Media Frontpage journal & category choice, collaborations open access - Open Access Start page CMB - JCR -Web of Science -InCites /Essential Science Indicators Social Media -Twitter -Linkedin -Rebelmouse -Slideshare -Figshare -Mendeley Keywords & categories - MESH - WoS/ JCR - PubMed Reminer? track citations - Web of Science -Scholar alerts - Publish or Perish Altmetrics -lookup DOI's Kolff - Bookmarklet Post publication peer review -Pubmed Commons Blogging -WordPress 101 innovations in scholarly communications -workflow -Dissemination -Open Science & Data W O R K S H O P " P O W E R F U L T O O L S T O R A I S E Y O U R C I T A T I O N S "
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