Improve your Research Profile (1): Why is it so important?
The first in an 8-part series on improving your research profile, reputation and impact. Explains the rationale behind this series.
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).
First, please realise that this 8-part presentation series only offers you a "menu of tools".
- Use it “à la carte”, it is not a fixed/set menu; you don't need to partake in every dish
- Different academics and disciplines may have different appetites for different dishes
- Use this presentation as an opportunity to share experiences in your research group, Department, School or Faculty, not as a straight-jacket
Second, please don’t see working on your research profile, reputation and impact as a purely instrumental exercise.
- It is something most academics are intrinsically motivated to engage with; it improves the diffusion of your research and your ability to make a real difference in the world
- It is not something you “have to do” for your university; it is not “yet another chore” on a long to-do list
- Yes, it will help your institution too, but ultimately it is something you do for your own intrinsic satisfaction and career
Watch the presentation to find out more.
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.