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Research Impact and Visibility: 7-Day Challenge

A guide on tools to promote your research and increase citations



In a hugely competitive research landscape, scientists can no longer afford to just publish and hope for the best. To leave a mark, researchers have to take their impact into their own hands.

But where do you start? There are so many ways to share, promote, and discuss your research, especially online. It’s tough to know where to begin.

Luckily, we’ve got your back.

Adapted from The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research by Stacy Konkiel, we have a series of steps you can take to make sure your hard work gets out there, gets attention, and makes a difference—both in your field and with the public.

Over the course of 7 days, we'll work together to supercharge your research impact. You’ll:

  • Upgrade your professional visibility by conquering social media,
  • Boost your readership and citations by getting your work online,
  • Lock in the key connections with colleagues that’ll boost your career, and
  • Dazzle evaluators with comprehensive tracking and reporting on your own impacts.

In the challenges that follow, we'll share a few tips per day. You’re welcome to try out multiple steps in a single day, or do them at your leisure. We challenge you to follow along and give each one a try.

If you’re up to the challenge, we're confident that by the end of the week, your research will get a boost in exposure.

Scholarly Communication Librarian