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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 ...
W H Y ?
• Performance funding policy
UMCG
• The "Worldwide Race on
Ranking of Universities"
• The "Universal Battle for th...
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
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 pub...
WHAT to INCLUDE in article
• Use unique name ( if possible), and consistently throughout your career
• Use the standardize...
"Numbers are meaningless in
themselves; they are windows
into exploring article
reception"
Kathy Christian on #altmetrics:...
WHAT to publish
• Write a review paper
• Present a working paper ( before & after articles are
published)
B E F O R E P U ...
WHERE to publish
• Publish in a journal with high impact
• Publish across disciplines
• Publish in journals everyone in yo...
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 )
New...
WHO to publish with
• publish with international authors across multiple institutions
• Team-authored articles get cited m...
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
• Profile
• Disseminate
• Promote
• Track & engage
• Post-publication peer review
P R O F I L E
• Make a unique phrase that reflects your research interest & use
it throughout your career
• Keep your corp...
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 ...
P R O M O T E
• Start a blog ( Wordpress, Blogger are extremely good indexed in major
search engines
• Use Linkedin to pro...
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)
•...
https://www.altmetric.com/details/3084793
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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons
• PubPeer htt...
101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication
https://101innovations.wordpress.com
ImpactStory Guide
http://blog.impactstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/impact_challenge_ebook_links.pdf
http://blog.impactstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/impact_challenge_ebook_links.pdf
ImpactStory Guide
U S E D
S O U R C E S
• The Open Access Citation Advantage
Service http://sparceurope.org/oaca/
• Effective Strategies for...
Researcher Guide startpage
profile
- Pure & MyUniversity
- ORCID & id's
- Scholar
-Rebelmouse Social Media Frontpage
journ...
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30+ Tips how to improve your research impact : (presentation Scientific Writing course GSMS 2017)
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 longterm. 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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How to improve your research impact : 30+ Tips

  1. 1. http://about.me/digicmb
  2. 2. 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 Scientific Writing Course GSMS UMCG January 2017
  3. 3. W H Y ? • Performance funding policy UMCG • The "Worldwide Race on Ranking of Universities" • The "Universal Battle for the Researchers" (and their citations)
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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 ) http://orcid.org http://pure.rug.nl/admin http://www.rug.nl/umcg/library
  7. 7. "Numbers are meaningless in themselves; they are windows into exploring article reception" Kathy Christian on #altmetrics: #ISMTE2016
  8. 8. 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 )
  9. 9. 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 http://www.rug.nl/umcg/library
  10. 10. 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 ) New! Green Open Access Policy RUG/UMCG http://libguides.rug.nl/umcg/openaccess/home http://libguides.rug.nl/researchers_guide • The Open Access Citation Advantage Service http://sparceurope.org/oaca/
  11. 11. 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 )
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. • Profile • Disseminate • Promote • Track & engage • Post-publication peer review
  14. 14. 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...
  15. 15. 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)
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. https://www.altmetric.com/details/3084793
  19. 19. 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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons • PubPeer https://pubpeer.com • Frontiers http://www.frontiersin.org/SearchData.aspx?sq=Groningen&ht=1 • Open Review (ResearchGate) https://www.researchgate.net/publicliterature.OpenReviewInfo.html • publons.com https://publons.com/institution/5963/
  20. 20. 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication https://101innovations.wordpress.com
  21. 21. ImpactStory Guide http://blog.impactstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/impact_challenge_ebook_links.pdf
  22. 22. http://blog.impactstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/impact_challenge_ebook_links.pdf ImpactStory Guide
  23. 23. U S E D S O U R C E S • The Open Access Citation Advantage Service http://sparceurope.org/oaca/ • Effective Strategies for Increasing Citation Frequency by Nader Ale Ebrahim http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Papers.cfm?abstr act_id=2344585 • https://library.leeds.ac.uk/researcher-citations • 101 Innovations in scholary communications :survey • Elsevier "Effective strategies for increasing citation" http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ies.v6n11p93
  24. 24. 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 "
  25. 25. http://about.me/digicmb

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