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Research Impact Factors

Preparing for Publication

  1. Use the same variation of your name consistently throughout your academic career.
  2. Use a standardized institutional affiliation and address, using no abbreviations.
  3. Assign keyword terms to the manuscript.
  4. Formulate a concise, well-constructed title and abstract.
  5. Present preliminary research findings at a meeting or conference.
  6. Partner with industry for a research project.


  1. Submit the manuscript to a digital subject repository, such as arXiv or RePEc.
  2. Submit the manuscript to UC Research Repository.
  3. Publish your work in an open access journal and you may consider the Read & Publish Agreements AND Publisher Discounts.
  4. Set up a web site devoted to your research and post manuscripts of publications, conference abstracts and supplemental materials.
  5. Be aware of how search engines locate documents and enhance retrieval of your research project web site by search engines.
  6. Present preliminary research findings at a meeting or conference.
  7. Start a blog devoted to your research project.
  8. Consider Twitter.
  9. Contribute to a wiki.
  10. Create a profile in ORCID, ResearcherID (Web of Science), and Author ID (Scopus).

Keeping Track of Your Research

  1. Create profiles in ORCID.
  2. Sign up for social networking sites such as LinkedIn.
  3. Use ResearcherID in Web of Science and Author ID in Scopus.
  4. Alternative metrics (Altmetrics) via ImpactStory, DataCite, can be incorporated into your browser bookmark bar.
  5. Create citation alerts.