Increasing and measuring your research impact

17 May | 13.30 CEST - 15.30 CEST

This course teaches researchers strategies that aim at increasing the likelihood of an article being cited.

Measuring research impact


Researchers can use different strategies to improve their (potential) research impact in all phases of the publishing process. Such strategies may be applied during the pre-print phase (while planning, writing and choosing journals to publish in), but also in the post-print phase (after the article or study is published). This course offers researchers the opportunity to learn strategies that aim at increasing the likelihood of an article being cited, discussed or otherwise mentioned in scientific and relevant societal groups. Besides this, some tools to measure research impact will be discussed.

Learning objectives

After this two hour lecture and demo you will know:

  • how scientific and societal impact is discussed in the SEP protocol to evaluate research,
  • why societal impact is increasing in importance, especially in the social sciences and the Arts & Humanities,
  • which tools are used to increase research impact, and
  • which tools to use when you want to track your scientific and societal impact yourselves.

Target Group: PhD students, academic staff, and all others interested in how research impact is discussed and measured.

Language: English

Course format: Lecture, demo, questions and answers

Prerequisites: None


Available spaces: 21/ 25
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