Increase your citation rates
- Make research outputs open access where possible
Evidence shows that open access articles are cited significantly more than non-open access articles.
- Where funding permits publish using the gold open access route where possible
Publishing via the Gold open access route can result in research being made open access immediately for other researchers to read and cite.
- Share your research data where possible
Evidence suggests that clinical trials sharing their data were more frequently cited than those that did not. Sharing research data can make research more accessible and visible.
- Use a consistent author name
that using a consistent author name throughout a research career helps
to improve retrieval of a researcher's whole output. Changing names
throughout a career can make it difficult to associate different
research outputs to the same author.
- Use an author identification system
Evidence suggests that using an author identification system such as ORCID or ResearcherID means
that research outputs are accurately linked to a researcher's profile
and as a result, improves the visibility of the research. These systems
can be particularly useful in overcoming problems with inconsistent name
formats, legal name changes, highly similar names, common names etc.
- Include 'University of Leeds' in the institutional affiliation field of all research outputs
the standardised institutional affiliation "University of Leeds" in all
research outputs ensures they are clearly affiliated with the
University of Leeds and as a result, improves the visibility of the
research. It is also a University Publications Policy requirement.
- Use online media to promote and link to your research
suggests there are statistically significant associations between
higher citations for articles and the use of various social networking
sites such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs and forums.
- Collaborate with international authors across multiple institutionsEvidence
suggests that international collaborations lead to higher citation
rates. These increase the further apart collaborators are
geographically. It is suggested that the combination of
different promotion and disseminating opportunities of the collaborating
institutions and less overlap between personal networks of authors can
help to increase citation impact.
- Collaborate with the corporate sector
Evidence found that academic-corporate collaborations increase the citation impact of papers.
- Publish review articles
Evidence suggests that review articles typically produce more citations when compared to other types of papers.
- Self-cite previous work when appropriate and relevantEvidence
shows that the more an author cites their own work, the more the author
is cited by other researchers. Self-citations should not always be
considered improper, if the work being cited is relevant and
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