The number of publications in any field increases enormously every year. It becomes more and more difficult for a researcher to keep track of recent publications even in relatively well defined disciplines. That means that it becomes more important to make a publication more visible so it won’t be overlooked.
A few easy to do and easily applied steps can raise the visibility of your publication:
- Always use the same name version consistently throughout your career, e.g. “Mohamed Al Hajri" not "Mohammed Al Hajri" or "Muhamed Ahmed Al Hajri" , "M. A. Al Hajri", M. AlHajri" etc.
- Use ORCID ID and ResearcherID (see Researcher Profiles Libguide)
- Use a standardised institutional affiliation and address
- Publish in journals with high impact factor
- Collaborate with reputable researchers in other institutions
- Deposit your publication (final draft or published paper - depending on copyright policy of publisher) in the HIKMA PI Institutional Repository.
- Take advantage of SEO (search engine optimization) by carefully selecting title and keywords for your publication
- Present preliminary research findings at meetings and conferences
- Join academic social networking sites, e.g. Academia.edu, ResearchGate, LinkedIn
- Utilise social bookmarking with Mendeley, Zotero and similar
- Start a blog devoted to your research projects
- Consider communicating information about your research via Twitter