Published on September 18, 2014
Raising your research profile Publishing strategies for raising your research profile Research Support Team
By the end of this briefing you should: • Know which are the main considerations when deciding where to publish • Be able to identify some of the tools available to assist your decisions • Have an awareness of a range of tips to increase your publications’ visibility and impact 18 September 2014 2
What do you need to consider? Which journal Preparation for publication Funder requirements 18 September 2014 3
Which journal? • Journal impact factors and ratings – Web of Science (JCR) – Scopus (SJR) – Journal Quality List • Journal information – Longevity – Indexing status – Frequency of publication – Medium • Audience – Subject-specific journals – Specialised society journals – Publish results in more popular journals alongside article in scholarly journal Ulrich’s Periodical Directory provides a lot of journal information, including readership type 18 September 2014 4
Preparation for publication to increase citation • Sort your name out! – Create a research identifier • ORCID • ResearcherID • Scopus author ID • Optimise your article for search engines – Title – Abstract – Keywords • Co-author – Work with a high profile researcher if you’re an early career researcher – Tend to generate more citations – International collaboration 18 September 2014 5
Funder requirements • Open access – Deposit required by RCUK-funded research • IRep • Open access journals – DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals – Bentham OA – BioMed Central – Subject repositories • e.g. PubMed Central, CogPrints, SSRN • Check your funder’s self-archiving policies – SHERPA/FACT allows you to check if journals are compliant with certain funders’ policies • Check for compliant journals – the SHERPA/RoMEO database will help you check a publisher’s copyright and archiving policies. 18 September 2014 6
Further support • Your Research Support Librarian – Email the Library Research Team at LIBResearchTeam@ntu.ac.uk • Publication Good Practice Guidelines: standard outputs – Available on eCentral 18 September 2014 7
Any questions? 18 September 2014 8
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