Increasing and measuring your research impactWorkshops & Courses
Increasing and measuring your research impact
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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.
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.
PhD students, academic staff, and all others interested in how research impact is discussed and measured.
Course format: Lecture, demo, questions and answers
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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.
Last week I followed an inspiring course organized by the Maastricht University library: ‘Increasing and Measuring Research Impact’. This course gave me insight into tools that are useful to increase my research impact as well as tools to track my own scientific and societal impact. You can think of uploading pre- and post-prints of articles, creating an ORCID to distinguish yourself from every other researcher etc. Do you want to put yourself on the map of science, register to the course, and discover that much more is possible than just publishing your articles!
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