Increasing and measuring your research impact

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Increasing and measuring your 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

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The course was very interesting and given with a lot of enthusiasm by the speaker. You learn how to increase the impact of your article in many ways by handy tips and tricks you never heard of before. Given the importance for a researcher to increase both the impact factor of your article as well as the public impact, I would recommend this course to everybody involved in research.

Bernard Duvivier

PhD candidate Human Movement Sciences

The speaker provided a lot of detailed information which helped me to decide what tools I should use to measure and increase my research impact. Moreover, the course also provided information on why it is important to measure your research impact and how you can measure this. Since it is very important to increase both the scientific and social research impact, I recommend this course to everybody involved in research.

Bas Van Hooren

MSc Human Movement Sciences


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