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Altmetrics, Bibliometrics and Scholarly Impact

Altmetrics refers to alternate measures of scholarly significance other than traditional measures of citation-based scholarly impact such as impact factor.

Actions to Increase Visibility

There are many things you can do to enhance the visibility of your research:

  • Analyse who is using your research and through which channels
  • Avoid journals that are not well-indexed
  • Create an ORCID
  • Blog and tweet selectively on your research topics
  • Deposit your publications in the university repository
  • Produce a short video pitch on your main research topic
  • Publish Open Access
  • Share an early version of your paper as pre-print (ArXiv, Cognet, RepEc, SSRN etc.)
  • Share your data (FigShare, Dutch Dataverse network etc.)
  • Upload full text of your papers to your researcher profiles or your own website
  • Use a stable and full author name and affiliation
  • Use research profiles to unambiguously link publications to you