Now that your paper has been published -
what else can you do to ensure that your work gets noticed by more people in the research community?
With around 2 million new articles published each year, researchers now have to consider what they can do to increase traffic to their publications. Technology has also made it increasingly easier for researchers to increase the visibility of their work through different networking and social media platforms.
By increasing a researcher's online presence, it helps raise the visibility of his research works thus increasing the potential of being discovered, downloaded and cited.
This page outlines:
Deposit in PIRA to increase the discoverability of your work in Google and to raise the visibility of your work.
PIRA is the institutional repository of PolyU. Managed by the Library, the platform aims to preserve, secure and provide access to the research, teaching and learning materials produced by the PolyU community.
PolyU academic and researchers are required to deposit electronic copies of their peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings (author's final accepted manuscript) for open access in PIRA (Source: Open Access to Published Research, Research Office).
The social networking sites allow you to:
Mendeley is a tool for reference management but built in with functions for social networking. Whereas, ResearchGate and Academia.edu are primarily social networking sites for academics and researchers.
Each of these social networking sites provides its own statistics and/or analytics to capture how your work has been shared within your network and linked community. This information can be useful proxy measures to evaluate the impact of your research work. For example, the frequency of an article being bookmarked in Mendeley contributes to a score in Altmetrics.
Details of each academic social network are shown below:
Mendeley can be used:
ResearchGate can be used:
Academia.edu can be used:
It is important to note that there are limitations on disseminating your works online. Academic works can be divided into pre-print, post-print, and published versions. Due to copyright policies of publishers, not all versions of your works are allowed for online archiving and sharing. You can use the tools below to check which version can be disseminated via academic social networks:
1. Author Affiliation:
Use the institutional affiliation "Hong Kong Polytechnic University" in all publications. Other elements such as Faculty, Department or School, can be listed as the second or third element, as appropriate, but never at the expense of "Hong Kong Polytechnic University". By doing so, it ensures that the University receives credit. Also, your work will be easily accessible under the institutional affiliation of "Hong Kong Polytechnic University" in major citation databases like Web of Science and Scopus.
Decide and use a consistent form of your name in all research outputs. This will help avoid the problem of author’s name ambiguity thus raising the accessibility of your work.
For example, use Wong Peter MK to publish in all research outputs consistently instead of using Wong Peter, Wong PMK or Wong Peter Meng Kwong interchangeably.
3. Journal Selection:
Publish in journals that are:
101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication is a project initiated by the Utrecht University Library, which aims to discover how the emerging tools and activities can be incorporated in the different stages of research workflows (Discovery, Analysis, Writing, Publication, Outreach and Assessment), and reform the landscape of scholarly communication.