Improve your Research Visibility and Impact in 2020

Increasing the visibility of researcher profiles and research works has become an essential skill for early career researchers. Take this chance to learn more about the latest developments on author profiles and research impact to boost your research visibility in the scholarly community.

Here are some useful updates to author profiles in Web of Science, ORCID, journal impact factor and open access.

  • Author profile in Web of Science [New]

    Web of Science has recently made available an Author Record page for authors to easily maintain their publications in Web of Science Core Collection thus allowing more accurate citation metrics. As an author, you can claim the ownership of your Author Record and sync the publications to Publons to make them more visible. Learn more through our guide Web of Science Author Record.
  • ORCID profile

    Have you added your latest publications to ORCID? ORCID now also allows adding works by DOI and PubMed ID. Making sure that your publication list in your ORCID is up to date will allow others to read your new works. Revisit the ways of adding works to ORCID or create a new ORCID account if you do not have one yet.
  • Journal Impact

    Publishing in known journals in a subject field makes your publications more visible to the right audience and journal Impact Factor (IF) is one established metric to identify known journals in a research area. The 2018 journal Impact Factor has been released in this June. Check the latest IF for your favourite journals via Journal Citation Reports and learn more about journal metrics on different platforms.
  • Open Access

    In 2018, 19% of publications by PolyU authors were published in Open Access (OA) journals*. Making your publications open access increases the visibility of your works. As an author you may come across questions like how to identify “good” OA journals and how to deal with the licensing issues. Learn more about publishing in OA journals and Creative Commons licenses.
    * Based on Scopus data as of Nov 2019.

Contact your Faculty Librarians for information or research consultation. During Library closure, Faculty Librarians can also set up a consultation via Skype. Do email your Faculty Librarians to make an appointment.

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