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5 ways to increase the impact of your research!
Bracken, Fintan
Introduction: In recent years, the growth of published health-related research articles has increased substantially. As a result there is a huge challenge for authors to get themselves and their research papers noticed by academia, health professionals and the wider public. This poster presentation outlines some of the main methods that authors can employ to increase the impact of their research. Methods: A review of current literature was conducted to establish best international practice for improving the impact of research outputs. This was supplemented by a review of blogs, websites, seminar presentations and other online material from bibliometrics experts and reputable universities.Results: The results of the review found many different ways in which research impact can be improved but for clarity the five most important methods are presented. Researchers can increase the impact of their research by:1. Publishing in high impact journals;2. Collaborating with other researchers;3. Ensuring their research is easily identifiable;4. Increasing the visibility of their publications;5. Communicating and promoting their research.Conclusions: The five methods presented are easy for researchers to implement into their research workflows and should enable them to maximise the impact of the outputs of their research. ACCEPTED non-peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): research; impact; collaboration; high impact journals; researcher profiles; open access; visibility; communication; promotion
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Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: No
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): UL Hospitals Annual Research Symposium 2014
UL Hospitals Annual Research Symposium;
First Indexed: 2014-11-02 05:34:11 Last Updated: 2015-11-04 05:43:11