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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 of the Polytechnique Montréal community, you can access all of the Library’s electronic subscription resources from off-campus by configuring our proxy server in your browser. Direct access to some of our resources (without configuring the proxy) is also available through the links marked by an arrow Green arrow in our list of all databases.