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Promoting Your Research Activities: Increase your Impact

This guide will help you find tools to measure the impact of a researcher and the impact of publications, resources to create your profile and information on alternative impact measures.

Tips and Advice to Enhance the Visibility of Your Publications

  • Make sure to write your name the same way throughout your career. This will make it easier to retrieve your articles in databases.
  • Obtain an ORCID iD.
  • Deposit your final manuscript in PolyPublie.
  • Provide a clear and concise title and abstract. Use the vocabulary appropriate to your field.
  • Present your preliminary results at conferences and share your presentations on SlideShare.
  • Choose wisely the journal in which to publish. It is sometimes more appropriate to publish an article on a specific subject in a specialized journal, even if its impact factor is lower.
  • Publish your articles in journals allowing open access (green road or gold road). Some studies show open access increases the number of citations.
  • Choose a journal that is indexed in the major databases in your field.
  • Be present on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), reference sharing sites (Mendeley, Zotero, etc.), and participate in a blog.
  • Create profiles on various platforms (ORCID, ResearcherID, Google Scholar, etc.) and keep them up-to-date.

For more tips and advice, consult the Bernard Becker Medical Library guide of Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis.

Tips for Scientific Writing and Communication

Well-written articles and well-presented communications have a better impact.

Other books on scientific writing

Off-Campus Access to Documents

If you are a member (student, professor, researcher, employee, etc.) of the Polytechnique Montréal community, you can access all of the Library's paid electronic resources from off-campus. You just need to configure your browser's proxy server settings.