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Publishing and Research Impact: Promoting Research

Mae'r dudalen hon hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg

Promoting Research

What is the most important factor?

Do what you do best; Good Research
These are just some suggestions on how to share and increase the visibility of that research

Claim your Research

 It is not uncommon for databases to make mistakes and attribute articles to the wrong person or institution. It is worth taking the time to search Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar to make sure that your papers are attributed to you. 

Scopus Author Results: 513 John Thomas's

- Use a unique identifier such as an ORCID ID to make sure you can be distinguished from other researchers with a similar name, and that your work is attributed to the right person.

- Make sure that you are consistent in the form of your name that you use in the publications and the university name in full. 

- You can link your ORCID to Swansea systems by following the steps in the PDF below. 

 Keeping an up to date list of your publications will help with this. If you use RIS/Cronfa as your publication list, your staff page will automatically be up to date. 

What does my current output look like?

It's a good idea to know how your work is being measured, cited or the impact and attention it is receiving

There are tools to keep you informed when someone cites your work, and plenty of metrics measuring citation data, but those aren't the only sources of information. We can also retrieve data about book holdings if your discipline is more monograph focused than journal article focused. 

For a full list of services we offer see our page on 'Measuring Impact'

Upcoming Training Events

New to research? How the library can help / Yn newydd i ymchwil? Sut y gall y llyfrgell fod o gymorth

Come to this if you...Want a welcome to the library, to find out how our systems works and how to access resources for your subject area Find out how your subject librarian can help you and see the…

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
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10:00am - 11:00am
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New to research? How the library can help / Yn newydd i ymchwil? Sut y gall y llyfrgell fod o gymorth

Come to this if you...Want a welcome to the library, to find out how our systems works and how to access resources for your subject area Find out how your subject librarian can help you and see the…

Date:
Thursday, Feb 4, 2021
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Working Smarter / Gweithio'n Well:

Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time   Would like recommendations of innovative online tools and apps that will help you work more efficiently   Research w…

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2021
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10:00am - 11:00am
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Working Smarter / Gweithio'n Well:

Working Smarter: digital tools for researchers that can save you time   Would like recommendations of innovative online tools and apps that will help you work more efficiently   Research w…

Date:
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to date / Adolygiadau Llenyddiaeth Gwell: Cael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf

Need to keep up to date with new developments on your topic over the course of your research degree (but fear information overload..) ? A literature search often takes place early in a research…

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
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Better Literature Reviews: Keeping up to date / Adolygiadau Llenyddiaeth Gwell: Cael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf

Need to keep up to date with new developments on your topic over the course of your research degree (but fear information overload..) ? A literature search often takes place early in a research…

Date:
Thursday, Feb 18, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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EndNote

Come to this if you...If you want to save time and prevent errors in your citations and reference list, reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your refe…

Date:
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021
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10:00am - 11:30am
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EndNote

Come to this if you...If you want to save time and prevent errors in your citations and reference list, reference management software can make your academic work easier: it will keep all your refe…

Date:
Thursday, Feb 25, 2021
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Better Literature Reviews / Advanced Search Strategies / Adolygiadau Llenyddiaeth Gwell / Strategaethau Chwilio Uwch

Are you interested in using more sophisticated search techniques to get better, faster results for your literature review?  This session will introduce more advanced literature search techniques…

Date:
Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Better Literature Reviews / Advanced Search Strategies / Adolygiadau Llenyddiaeth Gwell / Strategaethau Chwilio Uwch

Are you interested in using more sophisticated search techniques to get better, faster results for your literature review?  This session will introduce more advanced literature search techniques…

Date:
Thursday, Mar 4, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Enhancing your professional research profile/Gwella eich proffil ymchwil proffesiyno

Want to promote yourself as a researcher online to enhance your career prospects and research impact? To get ahead in today’s competitive research world successful researchers need a professional…

Date:
Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
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Enhancing your professional research profile/Gwella eich proffil ymchwil proffesiyno

Want to promote yourself as a researcher online to enhance your career prospects and research impact? To get ahead in today’s competitive research world successful researchers need a professional…

Date:
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Introduction to Metrics 

An introduction to citation databases and other metrics to help you see where your research is making an impact – Includes overview of Scopus/Scival, and Altmetrics   Metrics are increasingl…

Date:
Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
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Introduction to Metrics 

An introduction to citation databases and other metrics to help you see where your research is making an impact – Includes overview of Scopus/Scival, and Altmetrics   Metrics are increasingl…

Date:
Thursday, Mar 18, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Twitter: tools and strategies for researchers / Twitter: dulliau a strategaethau ar gyfer ymchwilwyr

Come to this if you...Want to promote your research using Twitter and use it to raise your researcher profile? Researchers are encouraged to use Twitter to promote their research, engage and netwo…

Date:
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
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Twitter: tools and strategies for researchers / Twitter: dulliau a strategaethau ar gyfer ymchwilwyr

Come to this if you...Want to promote your research using Twitter and use it to raise your researcher profile? Researchers are encouraged to use Twitter to promote their research, engage and netwo…

Date:
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Advanced Endnote / EndNote Uwch

Are you interested in using more sophisticated search techniques to get better, faster results for your literature review?  This session will introduce more advanced literature search techniques…

Date:
Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
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Advanced Endnote / EndNote Uwch

Are you interested in using more sophisticated search techniques to get better, faster results for your literature review?  This session will introduce more advanced literature search techniques…

Date:
Thursday, Apr 1, 2021
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
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Making Your Research Visible: Tips

Why make your research visible?

To sign up for an ORCID follow this link; ORCID

Web of Science/ InCites

Scopus/ SciVal

Google Scholar

Training is available for all of these platforms, just email iss-research@swansea.ac.uk 

Top Tips

- Collaboratepapers with multiple authors tend to be cited more, especially if you can use international collaborators or people with a strong reputation in your field. Collaborating across disciplines also often attracts high citations. There are some tips on collaborating with multiple authors in this pre-print article

Open Research- It's not just about open access publishing anymore, there are multiple branches of Open Research including; Open data, Open Monographs, Open Research log books, Pre-Print servers, Platforms like Figshare where you can share conference presentations which link to your papers.

There is mounting evidence that opening up the research process from start to finish improves the impact of the final outputs - Open Access publishing is also being made a requirement by an increasing amount of funders. For more details on Open Research see our page on Open Access publishing in general, and what is required by Swansea University

Promote your work - the publishing process is grueling, but you shouldn't abandon your article as soon as it's done. Take the chance to attend and speak at conferences - you may meet future collaboration partners. Increasingly Academics use social media like Twitter, blogs and networks like Research Gate to promote their work.

While not everyone is comfortable with this, we're always here to help with questions especially around Copyright or Intellectual Property worries. Use other department such as The Press Office - they can help you promote your work, and have a list of experts in fields ready for journalist queries - you could be that expert!

- Optimize your research for search engines - Choose good keywords whenever you are given the chance to, either within your article or in any repository you put it in. Keywords can also be used as Hashtags if you're promoting your work on Twitter. Consider how others might search for your article - what words would they use - especially if they are outside of academia. 

Make sure you use your full university address - It is important that your work can be traced back to Swansea University. Using an address such as Singleton Hospital or a research group without a university name and address can risk your work not being credited to the university when rankings are worked out. 

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