Improve your Research Profile (7): Follow the 7 steps for impact
The seventh in an 8-part series on improving your research profile, reputation, and impact. Provides a simple 7-step process to improve your research reputation and impact.
This presentation is part of an 8-part series that I created in my role as Staff Development Lead at Middlesex University (see: Supportive, inclusive & collaborative research cultures). The series is comprised of three key parts:
- Introduction: Session 1 (why are research profiles so important?), Session 2 (what is impact and why should you care?)
- Metrics & citation impact: Session 3 (crash course data sources and metrics), Session 4 (citation analysis with Publish or Perish), Session 5 (how to get cited, ethically!).
- Social media: Session 6 (why and how of social media), Session 7 (7 steps to improved reputation and impact), Session 8 (tips for time poor academics).
In the previous session, we discussed the importance of setting up research profiles and the pros and cons of social media. I also gave you a quick overview of the various social media options. In this session we’ll get very practical. I’ll talk you through the process that I follow myself for every paper that I publish. Obviously, publicizing an individual paper is only one part of improving your reputation and impact, but for many of us publications are a very important tangible part of our research.
The image below shows the whole 7-step process. Seven steps might sound like a lot, but many of them are quick to do. In the presentation, I will take you through them one by one. Watch the presentation to find out more. The first four steps are all about making your paper available online to ensure it can be read by those who are interested. The next three steps are related to communicating about your paper to increase the likelihood that people will find your paper. Again, please don’t see this process as a straight-jacket. If it makes more sense to you to do these in a different order, go ahead. The main thing is to do as many as possible of these.
Other posts in this series
- Improve your Research Profile (1): Why is it so important?
- Improve your Research Profile (2): What is impact and why should you care?
- Improve your Research Profile (3): Getting savvy about data sources & metrics
- Improve your Research Profile (4): Citation analysis in the PoP software
- Improve your Research Profile (5): The 4Cs of getting cited
- Improve your Research Profile (6): The why and how of Social Media
- Improve your Research Profile (7): Follow the 7 steps for impact
- Improve your Research Profile (8): Tips for time poor academics
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.